Electra E8

How to use modular switchboard panels in Electra

If you are using or making modular switchboards, Electra will allow you to easily size and generate a Bill of Materials for costing and ordering, without drawing a single circuit. Basically, the process goes as follows:

Thomas Yip

May 17, 2020

Why you should not group symbols unless you're making one on Electra E8

In Visio, shapes that is in your stencils are called Masters, and when you drop a single master onto your drawing, say a contactor from the JIC stencil, Visio will insert the master onto your drawing.

Thomas Yip

May 15, 2020

How to import and export AutoCAD drawings from Microsoft Visio for Electra E8

If you have some AutoCAD drawings, be it in DWG or DXF, and wanted to use them in Electra, the good news is, they can be easily imported and exported into Visio, and once imported, can be easily made into schematic symbols or a layout symbols.

Thomas Yip

May 14, 2020

Compile error in hidden module

Sometime after you have updated Microsoft Visio, you might see an error message "Compile Error in Hidden Module" when you open Electra.

Thomas Yip

May 13, 2020

10 Visio tips for the Electra E8 user

We have been Visio users for a long time and it's easy to forget that despite being easy to use, new Visio users may need to spend some time in Visio to familiarize themselves with this environment.

Thomas Yip

May 12, 2020

Crash issues in Visio when using Electra [SOLVED]

We have tested and verified that the crashes are due to specific Visio version - Visio 2016 Pro Version 1907 (Build 11901.20218).

Thomas Yip

May 11, 2020

Optimal Visio settings for Electra

Over here at Siemens Industry Software Sdn. Bhd., we have setup our systems to work great with Electra. In this blog post, we would like to share with you these settings, so that you may get an optimal performance out of Electra.

Thomas Yip

April 02, 2020

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