Who Uses This Software?

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

Average Ratings

17 reviews
  • Overall 4.5 / 5
  • Ease of Use 4.4 / 5
  • Customer Service 4.5 / 5
  • Features 4.2 / 5
  • Value for Money 4.3 / 5

Product Details

  • Free Version No
  • Free Trial Yes
  • Deployment Installed - Windows
  • Training Documentation
  • Support Business Hours
    Online

Vendor Details

  • Radica Software
  • https://radicasoftware.com/index.php
  • Founded 2005

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
  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Modeling
  • Chemical
  • Civil
  • Collaboration
  • Design Analysis
  • Design Export
  • Document Management
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics
  • Presentation Tools

Electra E8 Most Helpful Reviews

Very VERY specialized

Reviewed on 10/08/2019
Jose antonio D.
Engineer
Industrial Automation, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: Free Trial
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

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.

E8 Review

Reviewed on 13/01/2019
Erika P.
Project Engineer
Research, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source 
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

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

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

Vendor Response

by Radica Software on 19/02/2019

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 [email protected] as we hope to prevent this issue from repeating and improve user experience.

Does exactly what it says on the tin

Reviewed on 15/01/2019
Mark D.
Senior Instrumentation Specalist @ Astellas FESP
Construction, 501-1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

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 19/02/2019

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

Reviewed on 20/12/2018
Nick S.
Electrical Manager
Industrial Automation, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Comments: 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!

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

Vendor Response

by Radica Software on 18/02/2019

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!!

Reviewed on 15/02/2019
Verified Reviewer
President
Industrial Automation, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

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

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.

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