Becoming Familiar with using PSCAD X4

The following resources may assist new users to become familiar with PSCAD X4 (v4.3 to v4.6):

  • Information on selecting and setting up your FORTRAN compiler is available in this article.
  • The Knowledge Base contains videos, user guides, examples, tutorials, webinars, and manuals.
  • Examples and tutorial projects to load and run are available to be loaded into the PSCAD application:


  • The Application Help system provides information on PSCAD tools and features. This may be invoked online, or from within PSCAD as follows:
  • Press the F1 key with our cursor on the canvas, or select PSCAD Start | Help as shown below:

  • Specific help topics in the Application Help will display if selected from canvas menus. For example, right-click on a component, and select "Help" from the canvas menu:


  • Three tutorials for designing PSCAD cases are available in the Help system:

  • This article lists the different training courses we provide.

  • This page links to articles containg the changes ("What's New...") made during Major and Minor updates for PSCAD.