Unlike other electrical CAD systems, symbols in Electra can be used for both horizontal and vertical drawings with a just a mouse click. Text and label positions are automatically changed, resulting in much faster design cycles.
If you are making your own custom symbols, Electra automatically inserts intelligence into your custom symbols to ensure they behave consistently, with automatic rotation for horizontal and vertical drawings.
Instead of having a few hundred symbols with little differences to choose from, we designed our symbols to be flexible, simple and smart. For example, our photoelectric sensor symbol can be used for 3 wire or 5 wire, terminal or plug and socket connection, all with one easy mouse click.
Benefits: Rather than spending time searching and browsing for symbols, our users get to do some real work.
Symbols (and circuits) are unit agnostic in Electra, which means that irrespective of whether you draw them in inches, mm, cm or meters, they always scale and size to fit perfectly on your page grid, all transparently and all automatically. Make a single symbol and use it on any page in any measurement unit.
See Also »Unit Agnostic Symbols and Circuits.
Benefits: Users get to concentrate on good electrical CAD design and saves lot's of time, rather than repeatedly making symbols for each page units.
Some symbols in Electra goes even further to help you complete those time consuming manual tasks. For example, our TerminalList symbol automatically list all terminals that you have placed on your drawings. TerminalBlock symbols automatically count and number all TerminalList symbols when you organize your terminals in a block.
The AutoLocation symbol/shape automatically monitors your symbols and displays their locations over multiple pages and present you with a link that you can click to jump to the symbol. The PLC symbol/shape can automatically generate I/O points, digital or analog.
Benefits: Smart symbols that simply works.
Electrical symbols with pin names in Electra are automatically displayed and allocated, and will be shown in red when all slots are occupied. In addition, pin sets can also be manually allocated using just a right click.
Benefits: Users get to concentrate on good electrical circuit design and safety, while Electra takes cares of the nitty gritty details.
Electra understands that symbols with the same references, although drawn on multiple pages represents only a single component.
Benefits: Users get to separate drawings into power and controls circuits and have their symbols listed under multiple pages, and still generate a single real world component.
All symbols in Electra can be assigned to one component or more. Components like relay base and relay clips that does not appear as symbols on an electrical circuit can still be attached and assigned to a symbol, to be generated into reports later.
Benefits: Users saves tons of time downstream, when accurate and detailed reports are produced consistently, no more forgotten components during ordering.
Included in the full/release version are layout 3D symbols that looks simply amazing.
Benefits: Use these symbols to generate panel layouts that stands out and gets your customer’s attention everytime.
Creating custom symbols in Electra is super easy. You draw the graphics, and Electra will take care of the rest, including automatic orientation, adding descriptions and automatic adjustment so that it fits on the grid.
Benefits: We designed Electra so that users spend minimal amount of time creating symbols and more time designing electrical schematics and generating profits.
Extensive symbol sets in Electra include JIC, IEC, IEC 1, IEC 2, Electronics, Single Line, Panel Layout and Layout 3D symbols.
See Also »Electrical Symbols Library
Benefits: Start creating circuits right away but still have the flexibility to create your own symbols.