May 24, 2020 · Electra Cloud · Electrical CAD · What's New

Introducing Electra E9 (Offline App)

Looking at our roadmap, you’d have expected it - Electra Cloud Offline app. In our newsletters, we announced that the Offline app is going to be released by May 2020.

AKA Electra E9 Perpetual plan

Today, we’re excited to be living up to our promise, releasing our Offline app!

Electra E9 UI (Offline)
Electra E9 UI (Offline)

You can now use Electra Cloud as an on-premise solution with our Offline app. Save and open files from your desktop and also your internal servers, just like any desktop program.

Upon releasing Electra Cloud in February 2020, we’ve received multiple feedback from users requesting for an on-premise solution due to privacy concerns with company policies disallowing the use of cloud software.

To enable businesses that own designs that are sensitive in nature to also use Electra, we started building this Offline app months ago and we’re now another step closer to having engineers across all backgrounds and industries to be part of us.

Available to all Perpetual users

Our perpetual package will be sold separately as Electra E9.

Everything you’d expect from Electra Cloud in browser

The offline app has all the same easy-to-use stencils, plugins and productivity tools from Electra Cloud, all from the comfort and security of your desktop.

With the familiar interface you see from Electra Cloud, using the Offline app is a no-brainer.

All you need is to download the installer file, install it on your PC with a one-time online activation, and you’re all set!

How to share drawings and symbols from Offline app?

To share your files, you’ll have to copy the stencil files (in .svg format) to a shared network folder. After that, in your app, on File | Preferences | Files, change the stencil path shown below to the shared network folder path.

Files path in Offline App
Files path in Offline App

What about updates and new releases?

All new features and functionalities you see in Electra Cloud will be released simultaneously on our Offline app too.

You’ll be notified for any new updates that are released in the application itself, and you can choose to update anytime when you’ve got internet access.

What’s next for Electra E9?

This is just the first version of Offline app, marking the beginning of our on-premise solution, and we’re now working hard on the next set of features, including:

  • Feature to enable syncing of drawings from offline app to browser
  • Support for multilingual
  • Importation of Visio drawings (.vsdm, .vss formats)

Updated on 23/9/2020

As promised, we have finally rolled-out our special tool that enable you to sync your offline file to online. Electra now supports multilingual and as well. Talk to us here.

Interested to try out Electra E9?

As Electra Cloud is just the offline version of Electra Cloud, please do sign-up for a free 30 day Electra Cloud trial here to experience the latest features. Need to understand more? Reach out to us at [email protected].

As always, we appreciate feedback of any sorts, comment below and let us know what you think!

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