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Accessibility, flexibility, real-time collaboration, auto-update and syncing, and more cloud benefits can be found in Electra Cloud, ones that you can’t get with traditional electrical CAD. It’s time to upgrade to cloud-native ECAD and work even more productively! Get Electra Cloud with our birthday discount now:

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IT'S FINALLY HERE! The much-anticipated Electra Cloud birthday sale has entered the chat. Get up to 20% off and enjoy the world's only full-fledged cloud-native Electrical CAD for the next 24 hours! Claim your birthday discount right now:

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90% loadinggg... to kick off the party with Electra Cloud's birthday sale! We're bringing the heat to the party with exciting deals! Whether you're new to Electra or a loyal user, remember to check in tomorrow to get our special discounts! Find out more:

If you are a current user, please check your inbox/dashboard for the special purchase link!
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With the newly developed and improved features here, we want you to enjoy an even EASIER to use, FASTER to create, and more streamlined collaboration TOGETHER with Electra Cloud. Read Electra's blogs to find out more!

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Radica Software posted Jun 10 at 12:58 pm

Electra Cloud's journey was not all rainbows and sunshine in retrospect. As a bootstrapped company that’s making a global impact, we can't help but reflect on so many moments for which we are thankful. As we celebrate Electra Cloud's birthday, we’d love to invite you to revisit our story with us:

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9,000 and still counting! We're always adding new symbols to our Electra Symbols library. Get unlimited access to our extensive symbol collection with Electra Cloud. Purchase a license at a special price with our upcoming Birthday Sale! More about the birthday sale:

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Radica Software posted Oct 6 '21 at 10:56 am

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Here's some recent improvements and new features on Electra.
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1. Plugin that generates list of connections for a reference

Previously, if you need to check the wiring of only one component, a whole connection report needs to be generated to check the wiring one by one. This is quite problematic as the connection report will be two or three pages long, and is flooded with information. This causes difficulty to focus on the wiring connections that you want to check. To combat this issue, we made a plugin that enables you to only generate the connections of a chosen component by selecting its reference. A list of connections will be generated on the top left of the page, and you can move it to anywhere you like. Now, you can read or check the connections clearly and do the wiring for one component at a time.
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2. Tooltip to show drawing names in full on search results

We are aware that you might have drawings with long names that are similar at the beginning but different. Therefore, it can be troublesome to identify the drawings you need from the search result. Don't worry, we got you. The search results are now improved so that when you hover over the names of your drawings, you can see their names in full.

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3. The Fitting Manifold symbol

First up, we’ve got a new symbol for hydraulic and pneumatic drawings that is utilized in pipe fittings: the Fitting Manifold symbol. You may find it in the pneumatic or hydraulic stencils under the ‘Miscellaneous’ tab. To customize the symbol and its port numbers, simply right click and choose ‘Set Manifold’, then key in the values you need, as below:
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That's all for now. Reach out to us if you need any help.


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Radica Software posted Sep 15 '21 at 8:41 am

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This week we're back to reveal some awesome updates and improvements in Electra Cloud/E9.
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1. Microsoft Authentication in Electra Cloud and Electra Education

First, we have something special for Microsoft users. You can now use your Microsoft accounts to login to Electra Cloud. Moreover, Azure and Teams users are also able to sign in by clicking the Microsoft option, as long as your emails are registered with Microsoft.
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2. Arrangement of component database categories

To ensure that you can easily find the categories of components you need, we made some changes to the arrangement of the component database category. Previously, all the categories were arranged according to alphabetical order including the custom category that you have created. Now, your custom category will be on top of the list, followed by the default categories.
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3. Even smarter auto-wiring

Was there ever a time where the symbols were auto-wired wrongly, then you had to delete the wires and reconnect them? Fret not, as we have made the auto-wiring feature even smarter. Now, the feature detects if all pins on one side of a symbol are aligned with the other side of a symbol, and wire them only if all pins are connectable. This makes sure that you don’t wire the symbols wrongly, hence, saving your time for correcting the mistake.
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That's all for now, till next time!


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Radica Software posted Sep 3 '21 at 6:30 am

Good day all!

Here's some recent feature updates that could speed up your productivity in Electra Cloud/E9.
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1. Plugin categorization

Furthermore, we’ve grouped and categorized our long list of plugins, hence it’s much simpler for you to locate, manage and run the plugins. Now, you don’t have to find them one by one when you need to run multiple plugins, especially when they are located far from each other.
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2. Printing PDFs in Electra E9

Electra E9 users, this is for you. Before this update, you could only print a page of your PDF document at one time. Now, you will be able to print multiple pages or selective pages of PDFs in Electra E9 with high accuracy. In fact, you can also print them directly without having to export the PDFs.
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3. Icons and descriptions in plugins search results

Another major improvement to the plugins section are the icons and descriptions shown when you search for plugins. Previously, only the name of the plugin was shown, which can be harder to differentiate if it is quite similar. It is now easier to identify the plugins you need when there is an icon and description shown for each plugin.
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Hope the above updates could be of good use to you. Keep an eye out for more from us!


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Radica Software posted Aug 18 '21 at 6:54 am

Greetings and hello to all!

We're back with some recent updates made for Electra. Check them out below.

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1. Colour fill and rounded corners for text block

We made some awesome changes to the text block. Previously, when you position a text block on top of an object, the text overlaps with the object, and makes it difficult to be read. With the new colour fill feature, you can fill colours in the text blocks so that the text can be read easily. In addition to that, you may now apply rounded corners to your text blocks aside from the default sharp corners.

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2. Customize stencil view

That’s not all, you can now adjust the view of the stencils according to your preferences. Select the hamburger menu on the stencil panel, select ‘Stencil view’ and change the amount of columns you want in the panel. This function allows you to have control on your stencil bar’s interface.

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3. Search box for plugins

When there are many plugins, it can be tedious to scroll through the panel and find what you need. Now, you can simply search for the plugins you need at the newly added plugins search box. The function will automatically show the selected plugin.

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What do you think of the updates? Let us know down below!


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Hi all. Hope everyone is having a fantastic week!

Here are some of our recent feature updates in Electra:
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1. Distribute shapes horizontally and vertically

We added a feature that distributes the space between shapes evenly, horizontally and vertically. Just click on the ‘Aligned selected shapes’ icon on your toolbar, then choose ‘Distribute horizontally’ or 'Distribute vertically’ and it will divide the space accurately for you.
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2. Sub panel

Next, another brand new feature is the ability to add and generate sub panels. You may have specific sub panels in your wiring diagram to differentiate from the main panel. Hence, this feature allows you to generate the layout you need for that specific sub panel.

To divide your circuits into sub panels, just drag and drop the sub panel symbol onto your drawing and drag the handles to encapsulate your circuits.
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3. Component Database UI changes

Apart from that, we have also further improved our component database’s interface. Now, the left side is the components’ categories while the right side is where you can view and edit them. When you hover over the component categories, there’s a kebab menu for you to directly choose whether you need to add, edit or delete a category.

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That's all from us for now. Do look out for more updates very soon!


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When I create a circuit in my drawing and then want to copy it multiple times the wires all inherit their numbering from the previous circuit. This causes it to totally ignore the auto numbering from the ladder grid. That makes either copying a useless feature or the automatic Ladder Zone almost useless. I understand that we do sometimes want inherited numbering. I think I should be able to use the renumber feature using the Ladder Zone as the reference. Am I missing something?
I am creating a drawing using the trial. We are considering switching from Autocad to E9.

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nickcacace posted Oct 26 '21 at 4:05 pm

Hello,

I am learning to use the Connection Report in the Reports tab, and I seem to be running into some issues. I've included some screenshots that should clarify the issue.

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As you can see, I am trying to model some multiconductor cables in a schematic. I accomplish this by using different wire segments and connecting them together and changing their colors and thicknesses at certain points. I then hide the wire numbers of the smaller connectors and only show the wire name of the main cable. I am not sure if this is the best way to do this in Electra, but I've found it somewhat sufficient so far.

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My problem is with the Connection Report item in the Reports tab. When I generate a report, it works very inconsistently. As you can see, cable 1 shows all 3 conductors on one side but not the other, cable 2 shows 1 conductor, cable 3, 4, 5, and 6 are completely absent, and cable 7 shows all conductors on both sides, but does not generate any information. I am really not sure why this is so inconsistent.


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nickcacace posted Oct 19 '21 at 7:41 pm

Hi, I've been using Electra Cloud for about a month now. We mostly use it as a sort of stand in for MS Visio. We create symbols and place connection points where necessary on the symbols, and I usually use connectors to piece them together. I've attached this picture to show what I'm trying to say:

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This has lead me to an interesting problem. Take the scenario like I made below (I made this up just for an example, obviously there are better ways to orient the shape to prevent this in this specific case)

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In order to do this, I need to use several different connectors, both straight and elbowed, to make this connection. I've considered using Operations->Join, however, that just makes them into a shape which does not react well to stretching (see below).

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My question is, is there a better way to accomplish this? Elbow connectors only seem capable of having at most 2 bends, which makes a connection in this shape impossible, and the join function obviously does not work in a scenario like this if I want to dynamically move my symbols around. Is there some way to "merge" connectors to make more complicated pathways, that still have the maneuverability of the elbow connectors? If not, might I suggest this as an addition?


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recent by radica  ·  Oct 20 '21 at 5:18 am
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