Knowledge Base

Why do the rotors of the generators do not spin anymore?

The rotors can be set to spin by editing the display options.  Select Options >> Oneline Display from the main menu.  On the display options tab of the oneline display options dialog, there is a field labeled “Change in Gen Rotor Angle per Refresh (degrees)”  If the value is set to zero, the rotors appear stationary when […]

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July 3, 2012

How do I reroute transmission lines on a diagram?

You can only route transmission lines while in Edit Mode. Hold down Ctrl then left-click on a line to add a vertex to the line.  Once the vertex has been added, you can click and hold the left mouse button to drag the vertex to the desired location. To delete a vertex, hold down Ctrl […]

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July 3, 2012

How do I modify the colors and general scheme of a large diagram?

New Diagrams: You can set default drawing values by selecting Options >> Default Drawing Values from the main menu. Exisitng Diagrams: Use the Select by Criteria tool to select all objects meeting a specific criteria then format the objects as a group. See  Select/Format Multiple Objects or Simulator Tips: Creating and Modifying System Diagrams for more information.

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July 3, 2012

How do I copy Simulator one-lines or dialog boxes to put in my reports and presentations?

Copying Simulator one-lines Simulator one-lines provide outstanding graphical visualization capabilities. The diagrams created convey a wealth of engineering and economic information in an easy to understand format. For this reason, our customers are always interested in copying these graphics into other Windows applications such as a word processor or presentation program. The best way to […]

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July 3, 2012

How do I select and format groups of objects on a diagram?

You must be in Edit Mode to format objects. To select a single object, left-click on the object. You can then format the object by using the options available from the Format menu. To select multiple objects use Shift Select, Select Region, or Select by Criteria (see below); then use the options available on the […]

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July 3, 2012

What are contours and how can I use them?

Simulator has the ability to contour the system parameters on the one-line diagram. The output of the contouring is a plot very similar to the temperature contours seen in the newspaper, except a system parameter, not temperature, is being contoured. This feature can be extremely useful for rapidly assessing power system conditions in a large […]

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July 3, 2012

Are zooming and panning supported on the diagrams?

Yes, you can easily zoom and/or pan the diagrams. Additionally, display objects on the diagram can be set so that they are only visible at certain zoom levels. This allows you to zoom into a portion of the one-line and show successively more detail as you zoom in.  A find command is also available to allow you to easily locate a particular […]

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July 3, 2012

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