Knowledge Base

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

Is it possible to (How do I) build a large diagram quickly?

Simulator provides a number of tools for rapid diagram creation.  These include:  insert pallettes for areas, buses, substations, and zones, and the ability to auto insert lines, interfaces, generators, switched shunts, line flow pie charts, circuit breakers, line flow objects, buses, substations, borders, and GIS data from shape files.  For more information on using these tools, see Simulator Tips: Creating […]

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July 3, 2012

Are the one-line diagrams easy to build?

We think so!  We’ve gone to great lengths to make it easy to build diagrams. You can specify default drawing values for display objects based on object type and nominal kV.  These values can also be saved to or loaded from auxiliary files providing continuity when creating multiple diagrams. If you have geographic information regarding […]

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July 3, 2012

Creating Diagrams — Auto-Insert Borders

To insert geographic borders into diagrams, select Insert >> Auto-Insert >> Borders from the main menu. Auto Insert Borders Dialog The PowerWorld border library includes borders for the entire world, as well as Canadian Provinces and state and county borders for the United States. Select multiple borders by holding down the Shift or Ctrl keys while making […]

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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

Can I simulate Electricity Markets with Simulator?

Simulator is an ideal tool to analyze electricity markets. Based on generator bids, load benefit curves and full modeling of the transmission grid, Simulator OPF/SCOPF allows you to determine security-constrained LMP’s at every bus in the system, and thus determine how much the market agents will have to pay or be paid in the market. […]

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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

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