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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.

recent by radica  ·  Nov 26 '21 at 3:12 am
nickcacace posted Oct 26 '21 at 4:05 pm


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.


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.


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.

recent by radica  ·  Oct 27 '21 at 4:29 am
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:


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)


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).


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?

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

Hi All,

I currently have a drawing which has a fuse terminal, however I have an issue where as the wire number before the fuse terminal is the same as after the fuse terminal. If I change the wire number before or after the terminal, the other changes with it. I need these numbers to be unique, if a modification were made to a panel, there is no distinguishable difference between an unfused supply and a fused supply.. Any suggestions?


recent by radica  ·  Jun 28 '21 at 11:37 am

When exporting an Electrical Connections Report leading zeros are removed from the wire name. I wish to use 4-digit wire names and use the exported file to create labels. Is this a bug or a setting?

recent by radica  ·  Jun 30 '20 at 7:50 am
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