Wires and Cables

A variety of wires

Electra provides a variety of wires for every conceivable type of connections. Just drag and drop to place wires on your drawing. In addition, you can always customize wires, and drop them into your own custom stencils for further usage.

Variety of Wires
Variety of Wires

Automatic wire name detection

When a wire is dragged and moved to connect to another wire, Electra will automatically detect and assign a wire name to the connected wire.

Wire Name Detection
Wire Name Detection

Wire name propagation

If you have multiple wires connected together, changing the name of any wire will also changes the names for all connected wires. Changes will propagate to all connected wires, through wire links and even over multiple pages.

Intelligent wires in Electra

Automatic wire connection

When a wire is connected to another wire, Electra automatically creates a connection point and connects the 2 wires together. When you move the wire away, the connection point is automatically deleted.

Wire Connection
Wire Connection

 See also 

Wire links are used to extend a wire to another location, on the same page or to another page, while still symbolically representing a single wire. Use FromWireLink (source) to extend a wire to another location and ToWireLink (target) to continue a wire from another location. When you double click on unpaired links, Electra will automatically prompt you to pair them. When double clicking on paired links, Electra will automatically jump to the target link.

Wire Links

Assigning and managing cables

To manage cables, click on menu Electra | Manage Cables. All wires in a drawing will be listed in the Manage Cable window. Users select a wire, insert or select a cable and then assign the wire to a specific core of the cable.

Assign and mange cables

The cable database

The Cable database stores all cable specifications so that they can be used and re-used on multiple projects and drawings. Once a cable is selected, it's specifications is then transfered and stored on the drawing itself for portability.

Cable database
Cable database

The cable tag symbol

The Cable Tag symbol is used on a drawing to automatically display cable information on a wire. Simply drag and drop the Cable Tag symbol on any wire to display cable information. More options are available with a simple right click.

Use Cable Tag symbol to display cable information on a wire
Use Cable Tag symbol to display cable information on a wire
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