Who Uses This Software?

Electrical engineers, draughting, schematics, hydraulic, pneumatic circuit designers.


Average Ratings

15 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $79.00/month/user
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Radica Software
  • radicasoftware.com/index.php
  • Founded 2005
  • Malaysia

About Electra E8

Electra E8: The Easiest to use Electrical CAD Software on the planet. Create circuits 300-500% faster, generate terminals and bills of materials in a blink!


Electra E8 Features

  • CAD Tools
  • Change Management
  • Collaboration
  • Compliance Management
  • Document Generation
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electrical Parts Catalog
  • Functions / Calculations
  • One Line Diagram
  • PLC Tools
  • Reusable Designs
  • Symbol Library

Electra E8 Reviews Recently Reviewed!


E8 Review

Jan 13, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: easy to use, easy to connect devices, great result

Cons: There are some bugs. The software suddenly stops, sometime It does no take the changes that you implement

Overall: The experience has been great, if those bugs are fixed this software would be perfect

Vendor Response

by Radica Software on February 18, 2019

Thank you for the review Erika, we're sorry that you encountered some problem while using Electra. This is definitely not what we want our users to experience.
Please share more information with us and send us an email at support@radicasoftware.com as we hope to prevent this issue from repeating and improve user experience.

Capterra loader

Does exactly what it says on the tin

Jan 15, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Easy of use

Very intuitive

A learning curve that's very easy

Cons: I can't say I found any real cons to the package, it delivered anything it promised

Overall: I've found Electra8 to be a very simple to use tool with lots of powerful features a availiable for every task I needed

Currently I'm back at college with 20years industry experience and I found Electra perfect for any projects we were given

Some of my college class mates have noted I was using Electra and remarked on its ease of use and elegant features and it compared favourably with packages they were using such as Bluebeam and Autodesk

I'll be sticking with Electra8 when I move back to industry, just hope any new employers see it that way too

Vendor Response

by Radica Software on February 18, 2019

Thank you so much for the kind words, Mark. We really appreciate you for taking the time out to share your experience with us. We're happy to hear that you will stick with us when you move back to the industry. We hope that Electra will always increase your productivity in your work. Cheers!



Electra Is worth the money

Dec 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use once basics are leaned, all of the prebuilt symbols, ability to make custom symbols, the software

Cons: Kind of a steep learning curve to get the prints perfect

Overall: I began at the beginning of the year working on updating, and making electronic copies of our plants original 'blue' prints. In the year, I have made over 100 different prints, updated originals with pencil changes and even added new prints for new control systems via the electra software. Easy to use once the basics are learned. I have still only scratched the surface on what this program can actually do. Looking forward to much more use!

Vendor Response

by Radica Software on February 18, 2019

Nick, thanks for the review!
We appreciate your time to share your experience on Electra with us. Please shoot us an email if you face any problem in exploring Electra.

Fantastic Software!!

Feb 15, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I use Electra E8 as a replacement for AutoCADe and absolutely love it. The ease of use and productivity tools make creating drawings fast and efficient. I dread going back to AutoCADe whenever one of our customer's requests it, and do everything that I can to get them to switch!

Cons: Requires Microsoft Visio. While I enjoy the familiarity of Microsoft Products, occasionally I run into compatibility issues that cause a crash. Luckily, I save frequently! I do not, however, choose to recover a crashed project. For some reason, it corrupts important pieces of Electra and does not function properly.

Overall: We have saved thousands in engineering time by using this product

Capterra loader

Perfect for small bussiness

Dec 16, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ability to update Title blocks togeter, automatic wire referencing and terminal layouts. Ability to export BOMs and cable schedules. Can export .dgw files.

Cons: Not easy to space things out as you need to rely on grid, can not copy from a base point like in autocad. Somtimes the program crashes and need to restart Viso. The process of creating components is not very intuitive.

Overall: Overall good expierance. Very good for creating standard drawings where only a few small changes will be requred between different customers. The software will become even more beneficial as we develop the component database, and learn new features.

Electra E8 New User

Dec 19, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: The ease of making quick electrical prints using visio. Good set of templates and predefined objects

Cons: Would prefer if you could set a preference setting on hiding / showing pin names on devices.

Overall: I can quickly sketch up electrical design drawing over initial hand drawings. Being able to quickly bring over an existing layout from another project is a big time saver.

Vendor Response

by Radica Software on February 18, 2019

Thanks Mark for the review. We're glad and proud that you can quickly get your design done. Happy that you save a big time as well.

We've take note on your suggestion on hide and show pin names and will bring it to the team. Thanks again for the support!

Electra is a cost effective way to have an Electrical CAD package

May 27, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This is the easiest software to learn on the market. Running on top of Visio mean Radica focused on their portion and not the back end, Visio is easy to use, Electra has that same ease of use feel.

Cons: Malaysia support. It take a day, at minimum, to get support. I tested the software locally but we purchased the Enterprise Floating license option. We went through some issues getting that going which I didn't experience with the trial version.

Overall: We are able to produce professional electrical drawings. We are able to also produce hydraulic, pneumatic and process drawings. This allows us to produce these drawings without spending a lot of money or time.

Electra Review

Jan 08, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Very fast learning curve. I was able to create layouts right away.

Cons: I have problem with the Title block because I couldn't create a common control diagram where the reference number are on the left side of the sheet. I had to do my costume format but I can't use the automatic numbering for the cable. I did it manually.

Overall: it is being rich. I have done quite some projects nicely.

Electra 8

Dec 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Nice and easy to drag and drop pre made symbols

Cons: nothing at the moment still trying to learning all the functions

Vendor Response

by Radica Software on February 18, 2019

Thanks for the awesome review, Dean! We're glad that Electra is easy for you to work on. For more information on tutorials and tips, you may refer https://radicasoftware.com/electrical-drawing-support.php
Hope it helps and thanks again for the support.

Electra Review

Dec 17, 2018
3/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: That it's integrated in Visio, a very powerful tool and drawings are beside Electra's abilities highly customisable.

Cons: The incountable connections behind which may also fail, especially if you try "UNDO" functions.

Overall: Drawing a electric diagramm is only a fraction of the work we do and therefore I appreciate the simplicity and easy-to-use-ness of Electra E8: No annual education and an affordable price. The best thing is the automatic update of wire links between the pages and the automatic location of contacts.

electra e8

Feb 16, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy, quick drawings. lots of great symbols

pre made circuits are good.

snaps work well.

great addition to visio.

Cons: more 3d layout items

it dose not to the drawings while i sleep

its not free

Overall: Time to produce drawings and better drawings has reduced.....says it all.

Great product, still issues

May 17, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Very easy to use. Takes some learning to develop your own symbols

Cons: I still have issues where the drawing freezes and the software menus disappear. Have had tech support fix drawings several times. Not sure of the cause.

Overall: Great solution for panel electrical.

Good Software

Feb 23, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Allows me to make the detailed electrical schematics that I need while keeping things organized

Cons: Sometimes getting wires to line up properly can be a little challenging.

Electra's for electricians

Dec 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Simplicity to draw quick schematics on the fly

Cons: Big files seemed to lag and crash and fail to re open

Overall: Cost effective and quick solutions for ascon installations and job explaining

A great starter

May 28, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use with lots of costing options

Cons: Its a plugin to another product (Visio).