Disruptive Diagramming

Strong opinions on diagramming, engineering and CAD.

July 22, 2020

How to use modular switchboard panels in Electra

If you are using or making modular switchboards, Electra will allow you to easily size and generate a Bill of Materials for costing and ordering, without drawing a single circuit. Basically, the process goes as follows: ## Creating symbols that ...

Thomas Yip

Founder at vecta.io, created Electra, engineering nerd.

July 22, 2020

How to share databases and symbols for Electra E9

While Electra automate your electrical CAD drawings and increase your productivity, the ability to share your work with fellow colleagues is even more powerful. For example, if a colleague has created a symbol, you can simply use it instead of rec...

July 22, 2020

Optimal Visio settings for Electra

Over here at Radica Software, we have setup our systems to work great with Electra. In this blog post, we would like to share with you these settings, so that you may get an optimal performance out of Electra. ## Macro and Security Settings. To ...

July 22, 2020

Greatly improved terminal generation

With some algorithm changes, terminal generation is much improved, which results in faster generation of terminals and also wire detection. ## 1. Automatic Terminal Block Numbering Terminal blocks now have automatic numbering and their numbering...

July 22, 2020

Adding multiple components to symbol

There are times when one symbol consists of multiple parts or components. For example, a Pilot Light symbol which comprises 3 components, namely the Lamp, the Lamp Holder and the Diffuser, each with different brand and pricing etc. How do you fir...

July 22, 2020

Importing and exporting the material reference report

The Material Reference report lists symbols or references that you have on your drawings and the components that are assigned to these symbols. There are 2 ways you can produce this report, namely inside a drawing and also exporting the report to ...

July 22, 2020

About Us - Radica Software

Hi there! A few of our close friends have told us that we need an "About" page, where we tell the world about our boring mission statements and how we are going to conquer the world and the likes, but I thought that to be mundane stuffs, and who w...

June 13, 2020

Insert wire name in Electra Cloud

Completed a drawing then only realized you have to add a wire in the middle of your drawing? Use insert wire to add a new wire in the middle of your drawing, and have all subsequent wires updated accordingly. Sometimes we bump into situations ...

May 22, 2020

Automatic wiring for electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic circuits

Does your electrical schematic software automatically wires your symbols? Now, with Electra Cloud/E9, you can. Read more to find out how our new feature automatically wires your schematics and help you to complete your electrical, pneumatic or hydrau...

May 20, 2020

Introducing Electra E9 (Offline app)

_AKA Electra E9 Perpetual plan_ Looking at our roadmap, you’d have expected it - Electra Cloud Offline app. In our newsletters, we announced that the Offline app is going to be released by May 2020. Today, we’re excited to be living up to our p...

April 17, 2020 · What's New

More symbols to come with new Symbols page

Years ago, we launched Symbols page at as a side project of ours. Since then, its popularity has grown beyond our expectations. Today, we’re bidding goodbye to our classic 5-years-old symbols page: And rolling out a brand new symbols page w...

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