Symbols in Electra can be used for both horizontal and vertical drawings with a just a single right click. Text and label positions are automatic, resulting in much faster design cycles.
When making custom symbols, Electra automatically insert intelligence to ensure symbols behave consistently, with automatic horizontal and vertical positioning.
Whether it's analog, input or output or a mixture of both, Electra's flexible PLC symbol allows you to generate any PLC module in an instant.
In electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems, sometimes a single symbol will represent a single real world component (eg: a pilot light).
At other times, multiple symbols over multiple pages may represent one or more components (eg: coil, power contacts, auxiliary contacts represent a contactor).
Electra is built to understand all these conventions and automatically assigns the correct components. When required, users can easily modify components, and generate bills of materials (BOM) quickly and accurately, at any time.
Included in Electra are 3D layout symbols that looks simply amazing. Use these symbols to generate a panel that stands out, without actually building the panel itself.
Creating your own symbols in Electra is super easy. Simply draw the required graphics and Electra will automatically include rotation, descriptions, make sure everything fits well on the grid and insert data to tie a symbol to one or more real world component.
Customizing existing symbols is even easier. Simply add in graphics, and Electra will do the rest. Spend minimal amount of time creating symbols, and more time for safety, design and improving profits.
The AutoLocation symbol can be used to provide instant cross referencing across your entire project. When used on a reference, all symbols with the selected reference will be shown together with its location.
If a symbol is moved, added or removed, the AutoLocation will automatically update to show real time cross reference information. Right click on the AutoLocation, and you can jump to the symbols on any page for extreme productivity.
Symbols in Electra are unit agnostic, meaning they automatically scale to fit the grid, irrespective if drawn on inches, mm, cm or meters. Make a single symbol, and use it on any measurement units without the need to remake them repeatedly.
Pin sets are automatically assigned in Electra, for easier and faster circuit design.
If a symbol with the same reference is dropped on a drawing, the next available pin set is automatically allocated. When no pin sets are available, pins will be shown in red to indicate a problem.
In addition, all pin sets can also be easily modified by right clicking and selecting Set Pin Names.
Use Electra right out of the box and create circuits immediately with the included symbol sets, including JIC, IEC, Electronics, Layout, Layout 3D, Single Line, Prefabricated circuits, Pneumatic and Hydraulic valves and cylinders, plus many more.
Electra contains powerful symbol search capabilities that just works, no special configuration required. Symbol searches take into account symbol name, descriptions and any text inside the symbol, including a weightage for relevance.