Electra E8

Electra E8

by Radica Software

Who Uses Electra E8?

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

What Is 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 Details

Radica Software

https://radicasoftware.com/index.php

Founded 2005

Electra E8 Pricing Overview

Electra E8 does not have a free version but does offer a free trial.

Free Version

No

Free Trial

Yes

Deployment

Installed - Windows

Training

Documentation

Support

Business Hours

Online

Electra E8 Features

Electrical Design Software
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

Showing 5 of 18 reviews

Overall
4,5/5
Ease of Use
4,5/5
Customer Service
4,6/5
Features
4,2/5
Value for Money
4,2/5
Mark D.
Senior Instrumentation Specalist @ Astellas FESP
Construction, 501-1 000 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/01/15

"Does exactly what it says on the tin"

Comments: 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

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

Vendor Response

by Radica Software on 2019/02/19

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!



  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/01/15
Jose antonio D.
Engineer
Industrial Automation, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: Free Trial
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    3/5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    3/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    5/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/08/10

"Very VERY specialized"

Comments: This kind of CAD is used for making the electric diagrams in LARGE projects and you usually only make a lot of CADS at the beginning and end of the project . Since my company can only make one of this large-year-long projects at a time we only used it one or two months in the whole year.
When in comes to billing I never trust automatic systems and I wouldn't recommend anyone to do so, making that function useless to me.

Pros: Since most tags are made automatically or with drop down selector lost lines/devices are rare. Since is a CAD software designed ONLY for electric wiring it doesn't have tools for other functions, making it very easy to learn and fast to use.

Cons: You can use it for wiring diagrams and that's it. To my knowledge, it has no simulation functions.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/08/10
John S.
Team Leader Test equipment
Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    3/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    3/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2018/12/17

"Electra Review"

Comments: 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.

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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2018/12/17
Evez H.
Engineering
Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, Self Employed
Used the Software for: Free Trial
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    4/5
  • Value for Money
    3/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/02/07

"This program amazing- The best CAD"

Comments: i get expreinced with software my university years, because advertising to me by teacher. Also i am working now with working.

Pros: i think this software is very very simple and working speedly. First time i have used free trial and after immediately i am purchasing.

Cons: I think before time some times bugs, maybe price a little a high and nothing, because this software interesting

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/02/07
Scott J.
Technical Design & Support Manager
Mining & Metals, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/01/15

"An easy to learn CAD replacement for eletrical designs"

Comments: Overall we are happy with the product. The Visio interface has made it easier for staff to use the product, without having to learn a hole new user interface. The advance features and reports will help us save time and money with our purchasing in the future.

Pros: It was fast and easy to learn. They have a good library of how to videos, to get you started. Customer service was able to help fix issues within 24hrs. Being able to use Visio to export PDF and CAD files from my drawings saved time and effort.

Cons: It's a set of scripts that are embedded in your Visio document. So you have to deal with any Visio bugs plus any Electra bugs.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/01/15