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 where we realized a wire is missing out in our schematics only after we’re done drafting the entire circuit.

Jumping back to add the wire will result in the newly added wire being named after the last wire due to Electra’s automatic intelligent naming.

Say our last wire name is R3, the newly added wire will be named as R4, but we want it to be renamed as R2 instead:

Last added wire named R4
Last added wire named R4

In order to have the newly added wire renamed as R2, and all its subsequent wires incremented accordingly to R3, R4 etc., you can use Electra Cloud Insert Wire feature shown below:

  1. Right click on Wire R4, select “Edit Wire”.
  2. On the pop up dialog, change the its Current Name to R2, then select “Insert”:
Edit wire pop up dialog
Edit wire pop up dialog
  1. An “Insert Name” dialog will prompt you before changing the wire names. Click on OK.
Click OK on Insert Name prompt
Click OK on Insert Name prompt

The wires are now updated automatically, with the newly added wire becomes R2, and the subsequent wires being incremented accordingly (i.e., R3, R4):

Subsequent wires names updated
Subsequent wires names updated

Think of Inserting Wires like a wire naming refresh button. Once a wire is inserted, all the existing wires that follow suit will be updated in your drawing, automatically!

This should be helpful for you to produce a neat drawing quickly and easily. Comment below if you’ve any questions or suggestions for us.

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Kiersten Tan

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