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 Post subject: Simple network software for graphical switching operations?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:08 pm 
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Thread subject is probably not the best but here goes.

I'm looking for a simple way to model a medium voltage distribution system that has several circuits, the ability to loop, close transition tie, etc. that will graphically display switch operations using a touch screen monitor so a user can simulate the consequence of a planned operation.

I can sort of do this with SKM by putting switches in or out of service but that only changes from whatever I colored that circuit to in the oneline while "in service" to the out-of-service color I chose to start with when I take the switch out of service. It does not automatically change the circuit color if switching operations move one segment from say circuit 1 to circuit 2. e.g. Feeder 1 is blue on the screen and Feeder 2 is red. I close 1 into 2 and then take 1 out of service and I want every part of 1 to now automatically turn red to indicate all that load is now on Feeder 2. I did speak to SKM about it briefly but they just confirmed what I already knew I could do and what the limitations are in their software.

Does that make sense?

Is there a very simple software package I can export an existing network one-line from SKM or AutoCAD into and use as described above? Surely the utility guys use something like this on a daily basis.

Thanks.

edit: An oh,if there are two feeders closed together it will indicate that too, somehow or another.

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