Software Patches

September 15, 2023

Features and Improvements

  • File Formats: Added ability to load Dynamic Line Rating information from the hdbexport CSV files. This reads the DYNELE, SEG, RATING, WST, and SEGWST objects and translates these into XYCurve, XYCurvePoint, WeatherStation, and XYCurveX objects along with appropriate links from the Branch objects in the case.
  • File Formats: Also added a new Sim_Environment_Options_Value option called HDBExportTempUnits which can be set to either Fahrenheit or Celsius. This determines the assumed units of temperature provided in the RATING and WST records in the CSV file.
  • GIC: Cleaned up the GIC dialog to remove features not used any more. Added concise variablenames for GICGeographicRegion, GICGeographicRegionSet, GICMagLatScalarFunction, and GICResistivityLayerObject objects.
  • Oneline Diagrams: In various places when right-clicking on a oneline diagram or on the Geography tab of the Bus and Substation dialogs there are ways to "Open Google Maps". This feature has been extended to offer a drop down to Open Google Maps, Bing Maps, or Open Infrastructure Maps. These are the websites
  • Bug Fixes

    • Auxiliary Files (SCRIPT and DATA Sections): The Export Case Object Fields list could be missing some fields because fields were not written if there was no Description. A field does not require a description resulting in some fields being missing. This has been fixed.
    • Available Transfer Capability (ATC) Tool: When using one of the iterated ATC methods and using the option to Report Generation Reserve Limitations, generator reserve limitation limiters should not be iterated on during the step when all limiters are iterated on to determine the individual limiters to iterate on. If generator reserve limits are found during this initial process, the entire process should stop without iterating on individual limiters. Without this change individual limiters would be iterated on.