Knowledge Base

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

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