Selecting an Edition - Professional or Educational (PSCAD v4.6.3)

The Professional and Educational editions are the two officially released editions of PSCAD. The Professional edition is our fully-featured edition, and is available to commercial users, as well as to educational facilities for the purpose of teaching and research.

The Educational edition contains all of the same features as the Professional edition with some limitations, and is available only to educational facilities.

A comparison of the PSCAD Educational and Professional editions is presented below, to help to determine the most suitable edition for your organization.

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Electrical nodes refer to any point on a circuit where two or more circuit elements meet. In the following example, there are 3 nodes, as illustrated by the three different colors.

For further details, please refer to Section 3 of the attached manual.