Knowledge Base

How do I filter a case information display so that it only shows the information I need?

You can filter case information displays by Area/Zone/Owner and/or by applying a custom filter (called Advanced Filtering). Area/Zone/Owner Filters To hide all records assigned to a particular area, zone, or owner: Click the Area/Zone/Owner filters button   on the case information toolbar or select Case Information >> Area/Zone/Owner Filters from the main menu. The resulting dialog has three […]

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July 3, 2012

When I pasted in (or imported from an aux file) information for a generator record, the AGC field changed to “NO”. Why is this occurring and how do I correct it?

This is an option on the Environment tab of the Solution/Environment Options dialog. If a value is pasted in for Gen MW, then Simulator assumes that you desire to have Gen MW specified.  As a result, Simulator automatically sets the AGC field for that machine to “NO.”  Additionally, when importing data either from an aux file, or […]

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July 3, 2012

How do I copy and paste from Simulator case information displays?

PowerWorld Simulator can do a lot, but how would you like to extend Simulators abilities to include all the power of a spreadsheet application such as Microsoft Excel or Corel Quattro Pro?  To copy and paste from case information displays, right-click on the display and use the options in the resulting local menu.  For more […]

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July 3, 2012

How do I display a border for a region (such as New England, or the Southeastern United States) without displaying the individual state (county/country/province) boundaries inside the region?

Use the Split Background Line and Merge Background Lines options available by right-clicking on the desired object(s). The idea is to split the borders at the vertex points where one border object (such as a state) meets an adjoining border object, then to merge all of the newly created individual lines to create the boundary for the region you […]

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July 3, 2012

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

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