We know Electrical engineers have heavy responsibilities, designing circuits that is safe and innovative while keeping cost low, in addition to testing and commissioning projects that have strict timelines. The last thing they have time for, is to attend training or read a manual.
Electra is designed to basically work on drag and drop, no training and manuals necessary, especially easy to pick up again when the need arise, ensuring you get to do the important stuffs while Electra takes care of the rest.
Being electrical engineers ourselves, we wanted to create schematic circuits easier and faster, without tedious typing and manual errors. Therefore, we designed an electrical CAD software that reduces typing.
All symbols and wires are intelligently and automatically renamed, and even when typing is required, spin buttons are available on most dialogs for modifications using the mouse only, keeping it fast and speedy.
One of the most repeated task during electrical drafting is the duplication of symbols and wires. When duplicated, Electra automatically and intelligently rename symbols and wires to the next available sequential number (eg: R1 to R2), saving an immense amount of time and avoiding errors.
If a symbol reference is modified (eg: R1 to C1), and then duplicated, Electra will intelligently use the new reference and rename duplicates accordingly (eg: C1 to C2). This means that you can rename your symbols and wires as you deem fit, and Electra will intelligently rename them, no complicated setup and configuration required.
If a symbol is assigned to a component, say an Omron relay, when duplicated, the symbol will continue to inherit the component, saving you a ton of time, without the need to assign components over and over again.
All this is designed to ensure you perform a task once and reuse, to save time and money, while reducing errors.
Wires in Electra are super intelligent. When a wire is placed on another, they will automatically be connected, and assume the name of the connected wire.
When a wire name is modified, the changes will automatically be propagated to all connected wires, even over wire links and multiple pages.
Connection dots are automatically added or removed, based on connection types, without the need for user intervention, for faster schematics.
Depending on how you connect wires, they will automatically get straightened when modified. This allow users to concentrate on creating safe and innovative electrical circuit designs, rather than drafting and formatting.
Drop them, pair them, done.
Wire links allow you to connect a wire to another part of the page, or to another page. When connected, wire links automatically shows the wire name and location of the target link it is paired to.
Wires that are connected to wire links behave as if they are connected to normal wires, that is, wire name detection and propagation will continue to work, even over multiple pages.
Know exactly how many symbols and wires you have in your drawing, and their location with real time cross reference. Produce highly detailed electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic drawings quickly and easily.
When drawing circuits, the most often used operation is copy and paste, and Electra will automatically rename all your symbols and wires accordingly, to ensure you get unparalleled productivity gains with huge savings in time and money.
Create circuits once, and save them to be reused forever. Build up a collection of your commonly used circuits and never redraw them again. Share them with your team, so the productivity gains extend to your entire company.