What's new in Electra E7.

More than 2x faster startup time.

The new Electra E7 start up at least 2 times faster and provide much better feedback, even when drawings contain a couple of hundred pages.

More than 100% faster startup in the new Electra E7More than 100% faster startup in the new Electra E7

New pneumatic and hydraulic capabilities.

Available only on Enterprise version.

Finally, create pneumatic and hydraulic circuits and seamlessly integrate them into your electrical schematics. All pneumatic and hydraulic circuits comes with the same easy to use functionalities that you have come to expect from Electra, including automatic and intelligent naming, ability to create prefab circuits, generating Bill of materials (BOM) and much, much more.

Sample pneumatic circuits made using the new Electra E7.Sample pneumatic circuits made using the new Electra E7.

Automatic placement on rails.

In Electra E7, placing and arranging panel layout drawings is easier and faster with automatic placement. Simply drag and drop layout symbols onto rails and they'll be automatically arranged. Once arranged, layout symbols continue to stick onto rails when moved, just like in the real world.

The results are more intuitive panel layout arrangements done quicker and easier than ever before.

How to automatically attach layout symbols onto rails.How to automatically attach layout symbols onto rails.

Even easier symbol creation.

Symbols in Electra are already easy to make, but with the new Electra E7, modifications to an existing symbol or creating a new one is even easier.

  • Floating connection points.

    It used to be, you have to add connections points after grouping your graphics or Electra will not be able to find them, when creating a new symbol.

    With floating connection points in the new Electra E7, this is a thing of the past, and Electra will be able to find all connection points and float them to the group level. In simple terms, you can now create your own custom symbol, and not worry about when to add connection points.

  • Easily add or remove graphics to an existing symbol.

    When you add graphics or text, and select them together with a symbol, Electra understands that you wanted to add these graphics into an existing symbol and automatically perform all the heavy lifting, while still preserving data and intelligence.

    To add graphics into a symbol, draw the graphics, select them all and simply click Electra | Create Schematic Symbol.

    Simply draw or paste graphics, and Electra will automatically add into symbols.Simply draw or paste graphics, and Electra will automatically add into symbols.
  • Even more flexible PLC module generator.

    The PLC module can be used to generate all sorts of symbols, and with Electra E7, it is now even more powerful. Users can select to show or hide the internal pilot lights, and control the width of the entire module. Using the PLC module to generate any symbols is now far easier and faster.

    The PLC module just got an upgrade, making it even more flexible.The PLC module just got an upgrade, making it even more flexible.

    How to customize an existing symbol into a new one.How to customize an existing symbol into a new one.

New and improved symbols.

  • New symbols include square and rectangle buttons on Layout 3D stencil, including improved realism on all symbols.

    Rectangle layout 3D buttons shown, more available on stencil.Rectangle layout 3D buttons shown, more available on stencil.
  • New Prefab circuits including automatic transformer starter with control circuits.

    List of prefab circuits.List of prefab circuits.
  • New title blocks including portrait blocks and for a multitude of sizes.

    List of title blocks.List of title blocks.

When a wire is attached to a wire link, Electra understands that although you have 2 virtual wires separated by wire links, they are actually a single physical cable in the real world, and will traverse wire links to obtain the correct cable information.

Smart CableTag that can traverse links to find cable information.Smart CableTag that can traverse links to find cable information.

Additional import and export.

In Electra E7, you can now export symbols and wires on a drawing to Excel or as Tab Separated Values (.tsv). Once exported, these information can be edited and imported back into your drawings, for even faster circuit modifications.

Symbol information on a drawing exported to Excel.Symbol information on a drawing exported to Excel.

Almost all reports that can be inserted in a drawing has been improved with most of them having the ability to right click and show or hide columns.

Improved in drawing reports across the board.Improved in drawing reports across the board.

New length field for cables.

One of the most requested feature, now available in Electra E7, is the added length field for cables. Users can now add in a length to all assigned cables.

Length field added to allow users to specify length of cables.Length field added to allow users to specify length of cables.

When using wire links, Electra needs to scan all links and present it to the user for easy selection. This is all good until we saw some customers using Electra to the max with huge numbers of links, essentially slowing down because of repeated scanning.

This just won't do, and in the new Electra E7, scanning of links is done only once, where all subsequent operations will not require any further scanning. The result is not only a substantial speed increase but pairing operations are now almost instant, even when you have thousands of links on your drawing.

Sample wire links shown as they are normally used on drawings.Sample wire links shown as they are normally used on drawings.

Symbols that connect even easier.

Previously, when a wire is dragged to a symbol, Visio will automatically highlight parts that you can connect to, in red, and this will include the symbol body itself, as shown at left in the image below.

Wires will only connect to connection points in Electra E7.Wires will only connect to connection points in Electra E7.

In the new Electra E7, wires will only connect to connection points, and all other parts will not turn red, making it easier and faster for users to connect wires to symbols.

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