ATPDraw downloads

ATPDraw latest version (7.2), Sept. 12, 2020

  • New LCC approach without DataBaseModule (DBM) $INCLUDE. Node names inserted directly into the punch files. This allows a much larger number of phases (DBM approach restricted to 999 cards). New choice of Embed or $INSERT available, Embed recommended for small cases. Choice to cloned objects removed (same Name, copy content?). For $INSERT, all LCC components will get unique punch files written to disk with identified ‘1’..’n’ added to the component’s name. For old circuits, re-run of ATP is enforced to create new punch files.
  • Bug fix related to sectionalized PI-equivalents in LCC.CableConstants. Improvements in Verify.
  • Input dialog of TATPDrawPlot object updated with easier access to plot color, legend name and right axis and easier setting of axes and background. The advanced ChartSettings option moved in the back.
  • Open/Save dialogs not drawn in themed style (better user control, in file dialogs).
  • FluxN probe properly referenced in Selection menu.
  • UMSYN object showed wrong time constant Tq0’ instead of Td0’’ for Salient DQ-damper rotor.
  • In the optimization module, the Simplex Annealing setup is corrected and the error about the GA.txt file does not appear.
  • For multi-run cases, ATPDraw writes LIS-file error messages to the log-file and allows the user to abort the LIS-file scanning or skip sub-sequent LIS-file error boxes.
  • Main form of ATPDraw shown in the middle of the screen (not desktop) at startup.
  • MODELS input pl4 added.
  • Patch 1:
    • Fixes the hanging background process when using the native 'Windows' skin.
    • Support copy graphics (Ctrl+W) for Plots.
  • Patch 2:
    • Upgrade to newer compiler 10.4.1
    • Update in Plot, better handling of time axis with ms etc.
    • Critical fix when using Plot in combination with simulation error and non-existing PL4-files. Caused program crash with runtime 217 error.
    • Improved performance when reading PL4 file, and skipping those not subscribed to.

ATPDraw previous version (7.1), July 18, 2020:

  • Upgraded to latest compiler version Delphi 10.4 Sidney. This supposedly solves high DPI screen problems, right-click context menu and current projects under Windows menu.
  • Significantly updated COMTRADE support with arbitrary sampling. Three different versions with various 3-phase and/or analog-digital inputs. COMTRADE moved to Selection menu|Probes&3-phase.
  • Flux-linkage probes for both 3-phase and single-phase, with initialization at t<0.
  • Plot object for direct, embedded plotting. Multiple-run support. NEWPL4=0/2 only.
  • Patch 2:
    • Fixes the exception error when start-up without network connection.
    • Fixes the scaling problems of toolbar and main menu after restore.
  • Patch 1:
    • Fixes error related to open certain projects containing LCC-objects (related to icon update). Strange bug related to new compiler issue.
    • Reverts the attempt of high DPI awarness and self-scaling. ATPDraw is now scaled by system on high DPI-screens as in older versions. Really no point to go self-scaling anyway without updating all icons.
    • Update the COMTRADE 3-phase component with the Peñaloza sampling algorithm. Exa_26.acp is not updated, however.

ATPDraw previous version (7.0), Nov.23, 2019:

  • Fundamental and comprehensive new version. Most significant update since v5.0.
  • Completely new data structure with restrictions on component size removed.
  • New User Manual and many new examples.
  • Upgraded to Delphi XE8 and full unicode string support.
  • Completely new object oriented data structure. Limits on data, nodes, icon size/elements/colors, non-linear points, machine masses, HFS_Sour harmonics, Sour_1 points, LCC conductors removed.
  • Groups are managed and stored hierarchically. Simpler IO, UnDo/ReDo, faster node naming (children inherit parent, beware of possible issues).
  • Compress process by visual selection with improved feedback. Inherited data/nodes visualized and locked.
  • Sequence control of circuit objects, first in first out, sorting. Object tree inspector in sidebar.
  • Variable extensions. "Hide" option can be variable. Mathematical expressions in input fields is allowed. Possible to give data as 14.3*sqrt(2/3)
  • ATP execution in parallel threads and folders (with Internal Parser). Progress control (slow).
  • Voltage and current probes with enhanced steady-state plotting, also beyond t=0. Very significant, hidden MODELS phasor calculator behind the scene.
  • LINE3 model with steady-state current and power flow at each terminal.
  • LCC module extended to an infinite number of phases. Single-phase layout support. LENGTH, FREQ, GRNDRES as data, variables for all geometrical and material inputs.
  • File attachments to projects with drag&drop support. Add pl4, pdf, txt, doc, etc to project.
  • New MODELS Editor with better syntax highlight, code folding and debugging. Context menu with functions and controls insert. Very significant upgrade.
  • XML text format for file open/save relevant for manual manipulation and future data exchange.
  • Register software replace by Web|Login to avoid hangs when atpdraw.net is down.
  • New components:
    • LCC_EGM for statistical insulation coordination studies (see example 21)
    • WriteMonteCarlo for overvoltage probability calculations (see example 21)
    • DHM96 Zirka-Moroz hysteresis model (requires ATP>=2019)
    • RINF component for large resistance to ground for increased readability.
    • WRITESCREEN component that displays extremal simulation results on screen
    • ACSRCMOD modulated AC source (1 or 3-phase, same functionality as ACSORCE)
    • RAMPSTEP TACS source. Can be connected directly to ACSRCMOD for easy ramp-up.
    • TRAPCHRG source. Trapped charge, disconnected at t=0.
  • Numerous improvements and bug fix.
  • Several new examples:
    • Exa_17: Revised to cover embedded Windsyn.
    • Exa_21: Statistical insulation coordination (Monte Carlo) with lightning strikes to overhead line.
    • Exa_22: Synchronous machine controls. A) SM Type 59/58, B) UMSYN (WIndSyn), C) UM_1.
    • Exa_23: Induction machine controls. UM_3, UMIND (WIndSyn), and Type56 in same data case.
    • Exa_24: IEEE 9BUS power system with distance protection blocks.
    • Exa_25: Inverter fed photo voltaic with controls.
  • New User’s Manual substantially updated. 346 pages, many new examples, full coverage of new features
  • Note! New project file format that earlier versions cannot read. Save As v5/6 available.
  • Patch 8 (does not include project files from previous fixes) fixes the following
    • Cable Constant grounding issue (Forum 5251)
    • Node naming in case of multiple Connections with different phases indices connected to multi-phase (MODELS) node
    • Introduces a new object TATPDrawUnknown to persist future unknown objects (forward compatibility)
  • Patch 7 (does include help- and project files from previous fixes) fixes the following
    • Superfluous Internal Parser tests of variable when loading removed (affects RAN/GAUSS) (Forum 5154)
    • Output Manager statistical output ON state (Forum 5154)
    • SM parallel operation problems (Forum 5167, bug 1+3)
    • MODELS input with combination of 3-phase and Splitter input name conflicts (Forum 5239). Rather comprehensive fix was needed that potentially could give new bugs.
    • Cable Constant grounding. Sheath and Core grounding was confused when ending input dialog (Forum 5251).
    • COMTRADE file generator added (found under Power System Toolbox). Downsampling and up to 18 analog and 9 digital channels supported in ascii or binary IEEE 1999 format. Tested with SIGRA software.
    • Additional new components; ABC2DQ0D, ABC2DQ0I, ABC2XYZ, CAR2POL
  • Patch 6 (does NOT include help- and project file fixes from patch 1-4) corrects the following
    • Serious double transposition error for PI-type cables with Snaking checked.
    • Connections between different phases, when Cancel was pressed in the Connection dialog got white color and thus appeared invisible.
    • W!RELAT87T when plotting the trip zone (View) asociated Istep2 with the differential current instead of the restraint. It only involved the plotting not the trip logic.
    • TRAPCHRG source got incorrect icon when Amplitude was set to -1
    • Statitical tabulation On checkboxes didn't repond correctly.
    • When loading old circuit, ATPDraw incorrected checked the Variables with the Internal Parser which fails for RAN and GAUSS function (maybe more).
  • Patch 5 (does NOT include help- and project file fixes from patch 1-4) corrects the following
    • SPLITTER having user specified node names on the single-phase side is managed.
    • LCC (template) objects with the same name get equal LENGTH, FREQ and GRNDRES data enforced.
    • Line&Cable/'Read PCH file' identifies line length for Clarke and KCLee lines.
  • Patch 4 (includes patch 1-3) fixes the incorrect storage of BCTRAN nonlinear core characteristics.
  • Patch 3 (includes patch 1 and 2) fixes the following issues
    • Several component dialogs (nonlinear, USP, Additional) could not show the built in text editor when it was already open via ATP|Edit ATP File or ATP|Show LIS-file ('Cannot make a visible winow modal' error message). This applies also to Preview option in the Output manager.
    • The same fundamental error shown up even more seriously after simulations in the case of showing simulation errors and when the 'capture screen output' option in the ATP Connection setup was used. It could lead to the mysterious runtime error 217 crash.
    • The TRAFO_S component keeps the RMS setting from the input dialog.
  • Patch 2 fixed the following issues:
    • Extended help file ATPDraw.chm with better access from ATPDraw. The help file system is also available online.
    • Fixes Exa_22 cases to get fault on same phase as in the Users' Manual. Corrects speed input to voltage regulator for universal machines (input voltage).
    • SampleFreq units set to Hz in all ABC2 and UI2 power system tools.
    • TAB order improved and ESC key linked to Cancel button in most dialogs.
    • Patch 1 fixed a serious bug in LCC and Cable Delete.

Previous version (6.3):

  • New components:
    • LINERL012 and LINERL3F for unsymmetrical and full 3x3 RL mutual coupling.
    • TACSIND and TACSCAP for TACS controlled inductance and capacitance.
  • ATP Connection Wizard (F10) expanded with ResultDir and Plotter settings to avoid Tools|Options.
  • Bug fix: Multi-phase TYPE96 inductor required FLUX CURR settings for all phases.
  • Bug fix: Current probes showing steady-state current on screen in parallel situations involving switch to ground.
  • Bug fix: UI2PQ3 component used incorrectly claplace for method 2 power calculations (does not work because of timestep change).
  • Bug fix: Name in LCC was set to 5 characters for an unknown reason, this limit is removed.
  • Previous Version 6.2 updates
    • Power system toolbox update:
      • LINE3 fault expanded with single or double phase broken conductor.
      • Exa_20 expanded with CB with CZ detection to simulate a more realistic tripping scenario.
    • WIndSynI update:
      • Locate half of leakage inductance to rotor also for double-cage and deep-bar cases.
      • Remove the incorrect damping in Extra Load case.
    • XFMR bug-fix:
      • Typical Core with inner winding of different rating than primary gave matrix calculation error.
    • Transposition of PI-equivalents in LCC. This is not natively supported by ATP, but ATPDraw now does this manually. Supports individually transposed circuits also for more than two circuits.
    • 6-phase RL and RLC lines with individually transposed circuits.
    • LCC verify misplacement of $$ flag corrected.
    • LCC_ template change forces recompilation.
    • Exa_ 15 now with optimized delay cell allocation.

The ATPDraw package consists of the following files:

  • ATPDraw.exe (main executable)
  • ATPDraw.scl (definition of standard components)
  • ATPDraw.chm (help file)
  • ATPDraw.ini (ini-file) (delete to use standard set-up)
  • Example files 1-25 in /Projects. Zipped binary files with extension acp.
  • A few example library files in the /USP, /MOD, and /BCT directories
  • ATPDraw stores its settings in ATPDraw.ini preferably located in %APPDATA%/atpdraw (documents and settings/user/application data/atpdraw)

ATPDraw is only a pre-processor to the ATP package which requires a licence. A separate post-processing tool is also required. ATPDraw can be set up to execute ATP and a plotting program directly via ATP|ATP Connection (F10). A licence for ATP can be obtained free of charge from the EEUG organization.