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What do "unsupplied areas" and "isolated areas" mean?

An "isolated area" is a node or a group of nodes which are connected to each other. Each isolated area is assigned to an index (Parameter Name b:ipat) and needs a load-flow reference (slack) of its…

How can I reconnect an element without losing the objects within the cubicle?

The recommended way to reconnect an edge element (line, transformer, motor, etc.) is the followed: Select the cubicle at the respective terminal/bus and activate Disconnect Side. Select the edge…

How to show the sections of a line in the description box?

To show the sections of a line in addition to the name of it, proceed as follows: Right click the object name box, then choose Format for Line -> Default. Right click on the box once more, then…

How can I generate a network diagram automatically?

The following steps describe the automatic drawing function in PowerFactory: First, place the existing nodes in the diagram manually by using the function Draw Existing Net Elements. It is helpful to…

How to move a grid from one project to another one?

In order to transfer a grid from one project to another, follow the steps below:  Create a new generic folder for the Equipment Type Library and move all types into this new subfolder. If you…

How can I create a custom symbol for a Single line diagram object?

To assign a new symbol to an object proceed as follows: Right click on the object you wish to change and select the option Change Symbol. In the dialogue that appears use the button Copy Symbol to…

How can I colour the text in text boxes?

For custom colouring there are two possibilities: Text colour of text boxes depending on IF-condition. For example if P>10 then colour the active power value in the result box of the line red: #.##…

How can I select elements, which are off-page?

One easy solution is to temporarily increase the size of your graphic by choosing the next higher page size. Subsequently move the off-page elements and then return to your original page size.…

How can I split up a network diagram to be printed out on several pages?

In general you can divide the page format when printing network diagrams in the following way:Click the button named Drawing Format to open the page formats definitions. To print using a sub-format…

How can I use an AutoCAD file (*.wmf) as the graphical background?

In order to use an AutoCAD drawing as a background information source, proceed as follows: Select the parts of the AutoCAD drawing you are interested in use the AutoCAD export function with the wmf…