Becoming Familiar with using PSCAD V5

The following resources may assist new users to become familiar with PSCAD V5:

  • 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.

  • The video posted to the webinar Introduction to Electromagnetic Transients includes instructions for modeling a very basic circuit in PSCAD V5 (scroll the video to 54:20).

  • Examples and tutorial projects to load and run are available to be loaded into the PSCAD application:

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      - For the Professional and Educational Editions: C:\Users\Public\Documents\PSCAD\5.0\Examples

      - For the Free Edition: C:\Users\Public\Documents\PSCAD\Free\Examples x64

  • The Application Help system provides information on PSCAD tools and features. This may be invoked online, or within PSCAD as follows:

    • Press the F1 key with your cursor on the canvas, or select File | Help | Table of Contents as shown below:

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    • 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:

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

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  • This article lists frequently asked questions about V5.

  • 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.