Import drawings or stencils from Electra E6/E7/E8

We have developed a tool to import the drawings and stencils from Electra E6/E7/E8 to Electra Cloud and Electra E9 where the intelligence of the symbols would still remain. Which allows users to continue working on their drawings with imported symbols on Electra Cloud and Electra E9.

Steps to import drawings from Electra E6/E7/E8 to Electra Cloud/Electra E9

1) Download and save the stencil ExportElectra.vss from this link.

2) Open your Electra drawing, click on More Shapes | Open Stencil to open the downloaded stencil:

Open Stencil
Open Stencil

3) You'll then see the stencil ExportElectra is opened at the left panel:

Export Electra Stencil
Export Electra Stencil

4) Go to File tab | Options | Advanced, scroll down to the section General and check the Run in developer mode option to show Developer tab:

Enable developer mode
Enable developer mode

5) Go to Developer Tab | Macros. In the popped up dialog, choose ExportElectra.vss from the dropdown list:

Dropdown list
Dropdown list

6) Choose ThisDocument.ExportDrawings and click Run:

Run export drawing
Run export drawing

7) On the Export Electra Drawing dialog, click Browse and choose the location you want to save your exported file and click OK. It will take a few minutes to export your drawing (depends on the sizes of the drawings):

Choose path to save SVG file
Choose path to save SVG file

8) A message will be shown after the exportation has completed. Just click OK to close it. Then click Cancel to close the dialog. You will see the svg file at the location you have chosen:

Done exporting drawing dialog
Done exporting drawing dialog

9) After exporting the drawing from Electra E6/E7/E8, go to Electra Cloud or Electra E9 to open a new drawing.

10) Just drag and drop the exported svg file onto the page to import it. Depending on the file size, it will take a few minutes for the importation.

Notes:

  • The title block imported has no intelligence. If users want to edit the title block, kindly drop a new title block from Electra Cloud or Electra E9 stencil namely Title blocks.
  • Similar to the title block in scaled page other than 1:1, users need to delete and drop a new title block. This is because the scaling system in Visio and Electra Cloud / Electra E9 are different.

Steps to import stencils from Electra E6/E7/E8 to Electra Cloud/Electra E9

1) Download and save the stencil ExportElectra.vss from this link.

2) Open an Electra drawing, click on More Shapes | Open Stencil to open the downloaded stencil:

Open Stencil
Open Stencil

3) After that, you shall see the stencil ExportElectra is opened at the left panel. You also required to load the stencils that you want to export:

Export Electra Stencil
Export Electra Stencil

4) Go to File tab | Options | Advanced, scroll down to the section General and check the Run in developer mode option to show Developer tab:

Enable developer mode
Enable developer mode

5) Go to Developer Tab | Macros. In the dialog popped out, choose ExportElectra.vss from the dropdown list:

Dropdown list
Dropdown list

6) Choose ThisDocument.ExportStencil and click Run:

Run export stencil
Run export stencil

7) On the Export Stencil dialog, choose the stencil you want to export form the dropdown list and choose the path where the exported SVG file to be saved at. Then click OK:

Choose path to save SVG file
Choose path to save SVG file

8) A message will be shown after the exportation has completed. Just click OK to close it. Then click Cancel to close the dialog. You will see a svg file is at the location you have chosen:

Done exporting stencil dialog
Done exporting stencil dialog

9) After that, go to Electra Cloud or Electra E9 to open a new drawing.

10) Drag and drop the exported svg file on the page to import it. Depending on the file size, it will take a few minutes for the importation.

11) You’ll then see a new stencil has been created at the left panel after the importation is completed.

Should you encounter any problems during the importation process, kindly contact us and send us your drawing or stencil file to [email protected] If there is any error message, please send us the screenshot of it. For Electra Cloud, please press F12 and screenshot the console log if there are any errors:

Console window
Console window
Electra Cloud