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Friday
Oct152010

PQView 3.68.1 Released

PQView 3.68.1 is available for download

We completed nearly two hundred changes to PQView in upgrading from version 3.66.0 to 3.68.1.  Here are some highlights:

  • PQView Users Group Meetings: During August and September, more than ninety users participated in PQView training sessions in New Zealand, Australia, China, and New York.  This PQView release includes many changes specifically requested at these training sessions.
  • Charting Libraries: We upgraded the charting engine used for interactive charts in PQView.  The new charting engine renders charts about 60% faster, which will be most evident when making a chart with hundreds of thousands or millions of data points.  The chart engine now uses modern Windows charting technologies such as GDI+, antialiased text, and antialiased graphics.  The most noticeable enhancement is an optional zoom window that will appear at the bottom of each chart once you zoom in.  The zoom chart shows the entire chart and highlights the area that is currently zoomed.
  • Updates to Data Handlers: We updated the data handlers or modules used to import from the following data store formats: IEEE COMTRADE Folders, Dranetz ESS/InfoNode, Schneider Electric ION Enterprise, Unipower PQ Secure databases, SoftSwitching I-Grid, OSISoft PI System, PQView databases, and SEL Report Files.
  • Updates to PQView Agent: We modified the way in which PQDM instances shut down when launched from PQView Agent.  As an option, you can have PQDM terminate itself after a data source import initiated by PQView Agent.  This option prevents PQDM instances being left stranded after a Microsoft Access automatic restart.
  • RAS Support: We made major improvements in PQDM when used to download Dranetz InfoNodes using dial-up networking (RAS) connections.
  • Proxy Server Support: We added support for specifying proxy server settings when downloading measurements from InfoNode and I-Grid servers.
  • Fault Viewer: The Fault Viewer in PQDA now features a command button that can export one-line diagrams to applications associated with KML files (e.g., Google Earth)..
  • ANEEL Calculations: The derivations for indices required by the Brazilian National Electrical Energy Agency were modified to include monitor availability as part of the precarious and critical voltage ratio.

 

 

Monday
Aug022010

PQView 3.66.0 Released

PQView 3.66.0 is available for download.

We completed nearly sixty changes to PQView in upgrading from version 3.65.1 to 3.66.0.  Here are some highlights:

  • Microsoft Access 2010: This version of PQView includes support for the just released Microsoft Access 2010.  We also posted the free Microsoft Access 2010 runtime edition for download.
  • Microsoft Access 2007: Some users reported problems using PQView with Access 2007.  We discovered that there was a defect in the original release of Access 2007 that prevented launching PQView.  Microsoft corrected the problem in Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1).  In PQView 3.66.0, the PQView Launcher and PQView Agent applications will show a warning message if your computer is using the original release of Access 2007, and will advise you to install SP1 or SP2.
  • Updates to Data Handlers: The following data handlers were updated: PQView 2.x/3.x Databases, IEEE COMTRADE Folders (No Map), Dranetz-BMI PASS 8010 PQNode Database, and GridSense PowerView Text Files.
  • Data Handler for GridSense PowerView Text Files:  The data handler was updated to import waveform samples and rms samples from event files.  Previously, you could import data log measurements only.
  • SEL Report Files: We added a new window for importing from report files created by Schweitzer Engineering Labs (SEL).  The only report supported by the window with this release is the Load Profile (LDP) report.  We plan to expand on this window in the future to import other SEL report files, including EVE, CEV, and SSI.  Until then, there is a separate data handler specifically designed to import EVE files.
  • Derivation of ANEEL Indices: We revised the module in the PQView PQ Data Manager used to derive indices required by the Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency (ANEEL).
    Fault Analysis Window: We added three new charts: distribution of maximum voltage, maximum voltage per fault event, and maximum voltage per fault event in a time line display.  The fault data for this report is added by the optional Reactance-to-Fault Add-in Module.
  • Follow-On Fault Analysis Window: We added a new window that analyzes faults that “follow” other faults measured by a site at the same station.
Monday
Feb152010

PQView 3.64.0 Released

PQView 3.64.0 is available for download.  This version features the following highlights:

  • Full Support for Microsoft Access 2007
  • Nearly One Hundred Updates to PQView Agent, the PQView PQ Data Analyzer, and the PQView PQ Data Manager
  • Updates to Data Handlers: The following data handlers were updated: Dranetz-BMI PASS/PNDS Databases, IEEE Std 1159.3 PQDIF Files, IEEE Std 37.111 COMTRADE Folders with No Mapping, Landis+Gyr® MAXsys 2510 Text File Folder, SCADA Database for APC, Progress Energy® FMS Database, Ergon Energy SCADA Database, and SCADA Database for CODENSA.
  • New Features when Integrating PQView with SCADA Systems
  • New Options for Fault Analysis Including Location Incipient Faults