DIgSILENT PowerFactory software is implemented as a single executable program, and is fully Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP compatible. The programming method employed allows for a fast 'walk around' the execution environment, and eliminates the need to reload modules and update or transfer results between different program applications. As an example, the power flow, fault analysis, and harmonic load flow analysis tools can be executed sequentially without resetting the program, enabling additional software modules and engines or reading external data files. Total integration is our key concept for fast and reliable development of future generations of the PowerFactory software.
A special feature of the DIgSILENT PowerFactory software is the unique vertically integrated model concept. This allows models to be shared for all analysis functions and more importantly, for categories of analysis, such as "Generation", "Transmission", "Distribution" and "Industrial". No longer are separate software engines required to analyze separate aspects of the power system, as DIgSILENT PowerFactory can accommodate everything within one integrated frame and one integrated database.
DIgSILENT PowerFactory provides optimal organization of data and definitions required performing any type of calculation, memorization of settings or software operation options. There is no need in tedious organization of several files for defining the various analysis aspects. The PowerFactory database environment fully integrates all data required for defining cases, scenarios, single-line graphics, outputs, run conditions, calculation options, graphics, user-defined models, etc. There is no need any more to keep and organize hundreds of files on hard disc.
- • Single Database Concepts: all data for standard and advanced functions are organized in a single, integrated database. This is applied also for graphics, system stages, study case definitions, outputs, run conditions, calculation options, fault sequences, monitoring messages as well as user-defined models.
- • Multi-User Operation: support of multi-user database server operation with the definition of access rights, user accounting and data sharing.