Preferences and settings

To access preferences:

  • Click on the preferences icon in dashboard
  • Or click on File | Preferences in the editor
General preferences
General preferences

Setting the language

To select a language:

  • Click on the language dropdown in the General preferences dialog

Current options are English, Swedish, French, Japanese, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese.

If you see something amiss, and wanted to contribute to languages in Electra, please visit Vecta's Github Language page.

Setting the keyboard increment

To set the keyboard increment:

  • Click on the keyboard increment dropdown in the General preferences dialog

You can choose Auto or Custom.

If you choose Custom, you can input the value using mm, cm, m, in or px on the set increment box.

Automatically resize symbols to snap on grid

Choose this option if you want Electra to resize symbols from stencils to automatically resize to your current grid.

This is very useful to ensure all symbols are precisely placed on your drawing.

Play sound when chat message is received

Choose this option to play a sound on your computer when you receive a chat message on Electra's build in chat box.

Play sound when collaborator joins editing

Choose this option to play a sound on your computer when a collaborator joins you in editing.

Notification settings

Notification preferences
Notification preferences

To access notification preferences:

  • Click on the notification tab on the preferences dialog

Enable or disable desktop notifications

Choose this option to enable or disable desktop notifications.

You can also choose to be notified when a drawing is created, renamed or trashed.

DWG/DXF settings

DWG/DXF preferences
DWG/DXF preferences

To access DWG/DXF preferences:

  • Click on the DWG/DXF tab on the preferences dialog

Enable or disable Import dimensions and Import layers

You can tick or untick box to import dimensions and layers. Ticking the box will keep the dimensions and layers of the files.

You can also input a custom stroke width which means the width of the symbols outline. 0.2 px is set as default.

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