Using and generating terminals is a snap in Electra.
Terminal symbols will be shown in red unless dropped on a wire. Generated terminal listings will automatically display wire names, and synchronized in real time when modified.
Terminal blocks will count terminal listings, and terminal numbering will be automatically synchronized with terminal symbols when renumbered.
To use multi tier terminals, simply arrange terminal listings in parallel, either horizontally or vertically, and Electra's terminal block will automatically identify stacked, multi tier terminals and treat them as a single unit.
Generating panel layout drawings is just a matter of a single click.
Electra automatically scan all your schematics and generate panel layout based on your components, with real world dimensions.
If there are modifications to your schematics, simply generate layout again, and Electra will automatically synchronize between schematics and panel layout.
Being able to generate panel layout quickly, drastically reduce your design and development cost, improves communication with your shop floor, and ensure high quality panels that is properly documented.
Once a panel layout is generated, you can easily snap layout symbols on rails for faster panel layout.
Symbols can be set to snap off center, and when symbols are detached from rails, they automatically rearrange, to ensure you get to complete your panel layout drawings easily and quickly.
Simply drag and drop DWG and DXF drawings into Electra, and it will be converted into native shapes.
Photos and images can also be drag and dropped into Electra, to be used as symbols and panel layout shapes.
Easily re-use existing symbols without much work, or download drawings from manufacturer to be included in panel layout for accuracy.
Reports can be easily generated at any time with just a single click in Electra.
Report symbols enable you to drastically cut down the time spent generating Bills of Materials, Cross reference reports and Table of contents, to let you concentrate on producing a good design, rather then drafting and typing.
Generated reports automatically fit to content, and have options to include or exclude fields, including the ability to span multiple pages when required.
All reports in Electra can easily be exported as tab or comma separated values, in addition to json format, where they can be easily inserted into your favorite spreadsheet.
Exported reports can be accessed and edited by non-engineers for conversion into invoices, purchase orders or quotations.
Being able to export data easily not only improves productivity for the engineering team, but the productivity trickles down to the entire company, greatly improving the company's bottom line.
Edited reports can then be imported back into Electra, so you can use your favourite spreadsheet for easier editing.
Electra provides a myriad of title blocks that is suitable for various page sizing, so you can use them immediately.
In addition, Electra provides a wide variety of blocks so you can create your own title blocks quickly and easily.
Title block symbols provide an array of automated fields likes creator, creation date, edited date, scale and custom data, so you can get your title block going in no time.
When working on large, sophisticated projects, it may be advisable to separate drawings into multiple pages and use page prefix to denote symbol references and wire names. Once enabled, Electra Cloud will insert and maintain all your page prefixes automatically.
Engineering change is a fact of life, and page prefixes enables you to insert, delete or move your pages on the fly, producing better and safer electrical designs, without labor intensive and error prone manual updating.
Use the Ladder zones shape to easily create ladder diagrams, and have your symbols and references automatically renamed.
The ladder zones shape can be renamed and all symbols and wires will be automatically synchronized, even over multiple pages.
Rungs and cells can be modified and Electra will automatically adjust your circuits so that you can complete your circuits easier, faster, better.
When creating schematics, having a list of references in a central location makes your cross checking process much easier.
In Electra, the realtime reference window enables you to locate your symbols and their references in just a click.
The references list will be synchronised automatically after adding, editing and deleting a symbol in the drawing.
This allows for faster and smoother navigation, so that you can focus more on your circuit design instead of drafting.