Knowledge Base

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

How do I show animated flows on the diagrams? Can the animations be customized?

Check the box marked Show Animated Flows on the Animated Flows tab of the Oneline Display Options dialog (select Options >> Oneline Options from the main menu to open the dialog). Yes, the animated flows are easily customized via the Animated Flows tab of the Oneline Display Options dialog. Customization options include: Size Color Shape Density Animation Parameter (actual flow or percent flow) […]

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July 3, 2012

What does SImulator/Retriever check when validating a case?

Validation checks for both errors that would prevent a case from working properly and for abnormal setup of model objects. Validation errors and warnings are displayed in the Message Log. A sampling of the tasks performed during case validation include: Ensures there is a system slack bus assigned Ensures the slack bus has an attached […]

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July 3, 2012

What formats can Simulator read?

Simulator can read text file formats such as PTI PSS/E (*.raw) and GE PSLF (*.epc). These formats are commonly used by ISOs, RTOs, and regulators to publish power flow models for members and other interested parties. Simulator is read and write compatible with raw file versions 23 through 32 and epc versions 17 and earlier. […]

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July 3, 2012

Auxiliary File Format

Latest Auxiliary File Format (within WebHelp)  – updated The list below are PDF documents with the format described. To save these files to your hard drive for easier viewing, right-click on the link and select “Save Target As …” or “Save Link As …”. Auxiliary File Format 21 – updated Auxiliary File Format 20 – updated   Auxiliary […]

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June 29, 2012