Radica Electra E8 User Manual When Electra is loaded into Visio, users will see an "Electra" tab on

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  • Radica Electra® E8

    User Manual

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    Table of Contents

    1. Concepts and What's New ................................................................................................................... 6

    1.1 Concepts ....................................................................................................................................... 6

    1.2 What's New in Electra E8 .............................................................................................................. 8

    2. Getting Started ..................................................................................................................................... 9

    2.1 Starting Electra ............................................................................................................................. 9

    2.2 Saving Electra Drawings ............................................................................................................... 9

    2.3 Page Scale .................................................................................................................................. 10

    2.4 Page Measurement Units ........................................................................................................... 11

    2.5 Stencils and Drawing Area ......................................................................................................... 12

    2.6 Connection Points ...................................................................................................................... 13

    2.7 Positioning Text .......................................................................................................................... 14

    2.8 Selecting Sub Shapes in a Group ............................................................................................... 14

    3. Document Options ............................................................................................................................. 15

    3.1 Accessing Electra Options.......................................................................................................... 15

    3.2 Popup Reference Window On Drop ............................................................................................ 15

    3.3 Automatic in/mm/cm/meters Resize ........................................................................................ 16

    3.4 Automatic Wire Propagation and Detection .............................................................................. 16

    3.5 Automatically manage connection dots for wires ..................................................................... 17

    3.6 How Page Prefix Works .............................................................................................................. 18

    3.7 Enable Page Prefix on References ............................................................................................. 18

    3.8 Enable Page Prefix on Wires ....................................................................................................... 18

    3.9 Page Prefix Separator for Wires ................................................................................................. 19

    3.10 Automatically Place Layout Symbols on Rails .......................................................................... 19

    3.11 Initial Placement Offset .............................................................................................................. 20

    3.12 Export Format ............................................................................................................................. 21

    3.13 Location Zone Options ............................................................................................................... 22

    3.14 Location Format .......................................................................................................................... 23

    3.15 Saving Your Own Document Options ......................................................................................... 23

    4. Symbols and Components ................................................................................................................. 24

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    4.1 One Intelligent Symbol ................................................................................................................ 24

    4.2 Placing and Duplicating Symbols .............................................................................................. 24

    4.3 Searching for symbols ................................................................................................................ 25

    4.4 Customizing Symbol Search ...................................................................................................... 26

    4.5 Maintaining the search database ............................................................................................... 26

    4.6 Intelligent Inheritance ................................................................................................................. 27

    4.7 Intelligent Automatic Numbering ............................................................................................... 27

    4.8 Editing Symbol Reference .......................................................................................................... 27

    4.9 The Reference Window ............................................................................................................... 28

    4.10 Displaying Pin Names ................................................................................................................. 30

    4.11 Automatic Pin Names ................................................................................................................. 30

    4.12 Modifying Pin Sets ...................................................................................................................... 31

    4.13 Understanding Symbols and Components ................................................................................ 31

    4.14 Assigning Components .............................................................................................................. 33

    4.15 Managing Components .............................................................................................................. 34

    4.16 Selecting a Component .............................................................................................................. 38

    4.17 The Component Database .......................................................................................................... 40

    4.18 The AutoLocation Shape ............................................................................................................ 41

    5. Wires and Cables ................................................................................................................................ 44

    5.1 Variety of Wires ........................................................................................................................... 44

    5.2 Difference Between A Line And A Wire....................................................................................... 44

    5.3 Connecting and Manipulating Wires .......................................................................................... 45

    5.4 Editing Wire Name ...................................................................................................................... 47

    5.5 The Wire Window ........................................................................................................................ 48

    5.6 Customizing Wires ...................................................................................................................... 50

    5.7 Automatic Wire Status Display ................................................................................................... 51

    5.8 Automatic Wire Name Detection ................................................................................................ 51

    5.9 Wire Name Propagation .............................................................................................................. 52

    5.10 Automatic Wire Connection ........................................................................................................ 53

    5.11 Wire Links .................................................................................................................................... 54

    5.12 Assigning Cables ........................................................................................................................ 56

    5.13 Managing Cables ........................................................................................................................ 57

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    5.14 Selecting A Cable ........................................................................................................................ 62

    5.15 Arranging Cable Cores ................................................................................................................ 63

    5.16 The Cable Database .................................................................................................................... 64

    5.17 The Cable Tag Symbol ................................................................................................................ 65

    6. Re-Using Circuits ................................................................