EasyPower 10.3 Update Release Notes
EasyPower LLC is excited to announce our release of EasyPower 10.3! This release focuses mainly on two new module - a Revit Integration module and a Power Systems Reliability module.
The Following are New & Enhanced Features in EasyPower 10.3:
To view a detailed list of changes and fixes, go to the 10.3 details page.
EasyPower's Revit Integrator™ feature enables you to share data between EasyPower and AutoDesk® Revit® software. Use this feature to easily extract electrical system information from Revit to automatically create an EasyPower one-line. You can design your system and perform analysis functions in EasyPower, and then export the results from EasyPower back to Revit. You can repeat these steps to keep your Revit and EasyPower data synchronized.
See Using EasyPower with Autodesk® Revit® Software for more information.
EasyPower's Reliability module is based on the IEEE 493 standard, which is commonly known as the "Gold Book." It provides electrical engineers with the tools to quantify the reliability, availability, and cost impact of downtime for their electrical power system networks. It offers one-click analysis of the entire system, and not just a single load branch. Automatic data mapping ensures there is minimal additional work required to perform a reliability assessment on a power system after the one-line diagram is created
You can import data from our library which is populated with information from IEEE 493-2007 Annex Q, which contains decades' worth of empirical reliability data by equipment type. You can also customize the data in the individual data dialog boxes, or by using a spreadsheet view that enables you to easily edit multiple pieces of equipment at once. If you have failure information more appropriate for your specific equipment, you can override the Annex Q numbers to get a more accurate prediction of your system’s reliability. You can also create your own custom library to import your specific data. Regardless of the source used, you can automatically map this data to your one-lines so that you don’t have to manually enter it.
EasyPower provides you with reports that display information about your system reliability results.
Note: New release features often include changes to the database. This may affect what you see in the Database Browser and also what is included when you export data into CSV files. If your existing work processes rely on information from the database, be sure to review your processes after you update your software.
See Reliability for more information.
10.3.1 - SP1 Release Notes
EasyPower 10.3 Service Pack 1 includes the following bug fixes.
- Fixed an issue where some buses were reporting different arc flash results from the previous EasyPower version.
- Fixed an issue where switching the fault types and viewing the Arc Flash Hazard report would cause the program to stop responding.
- Fixed an issue where an update to the Adobe Acrobat PDF driver caused EasyPower to stop responding when printing arc flash hazard reports. The Adobe update does not adequately handle double quotation marks in EasyPower window titles. Double quotation marks surrounding file names are now shown as single quotation marks in EasyPower arc flash hazard report windows to resolve this problem
- Fixed an issue where annotation boxes around notes were not following the mouse pointer when the note was moved.
- Fixed an issue where the Rpu value was not calculated consistently between different Plot Bus Output calculations.
- In the 10.2 release of EasyPower, the Description tab of panels was modified to allow load values to be entered in a diagonal sequence for phases A, B, and C. However, for some equipment, the original method of entering the load values for each circuit row independently is still preferred. We have added a Fixed Phase Arrangement option that restores the original behavior and enables you to switch between the two different entry modes on an individual panel basis. See “Fixed Phase Arrangement” in the Help for more information.
- Fixed an issue where k-factor calculations were using C-factor instead of Cmax.
- This release includes documentation and user interface updates for the Spanish version of EasyPower.
10.3.3.177 - SP3 Release Notes
EasyPower 10.33.177 Service Pack 3 includes the following bug fixes.
- Fixes an issue where older Sentinel HASP drivers were being installed.
- Fixes an issue in Coordination where the relay curve does not display the long time pickup (LTPU).
- Fixes an issue where clicking Calculate in the Cable Data dialog box does not calculate impedance and amp rating for DC cables.
- Fixes an issue where DC buses do not display arc flash results.
- Fixes an issue in the EasyPower Revit import where motor power values are not being imported with the correct units.
- Fixes an issue in Coordination where SmartPDC displays an unhandled exception when a certain Operating Range is selected.
- Fixes an issue in Coordination where SmartPDC displays incorrect settings in the Auto Coordination Ground Report.
- Fixes an issue where including Short Circuit buttons in the Quick Access Toolbar causes the EasyPower program to stop responding when opening the Short Circuit focus.
Additional Release Information
Updating from Within EasyPower
If you have a stand-alone license (and not a network license), you can update your software from within EasyPower by selecting Tools > Update. If you are using a network license, you should use the manual update outlined below - download and then activate the software.
Activating Your New Software
Your authorization code has been sent to the registered user at your company. This code will be needed when downloading the update outside of the EasyPower software.
You will need a serial number to download the update, and the authorization code to install the new version of the EasyPower software. Both of these were sent to the registered (primary) user at your company.
EasyPower updates are accessible to all EasyPower users with a current maintenance contract.
Please note the following comments associated with this release:
- The EasyPower 10.3 program can be installed side-by-side with your existing version of EasyPower software. Note - service packs are different in that it will overwrite the existing version (10.2 SP1 will overwrite 10.2).
- It is advisable, as you transition to the new version, to always make a backup of your existing files prior to modification in the new version, or save your files with new file names after modification in the new version.
- The EasyPower 10.3 program now uses an updated version of the device library which cannot be used by older EasyPower versions. The new library and other data files will be installed in a new location and new folder (My)Documents\EasyPower 10.0\. You can configure the new file locations in Tools > Options > File Locations.
- Our software engineers are constantly working to provide you with up-to-the-minute technology. You can also go to Tools > Update and check for updates.
Files will be installed to the following locations:
- Program: C:\Program Files (x86)\EasyPower 10.3
- Application data: ...(My)Documents\EasyPower 10.3
- Registry: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\EasyPower\EasyPower
Important: If you are installing on a network, you must perform the server installation and activation BEFORE you install and activate EasyPower on your client computers.
Please call us at +1(503) 655-5059 option 2, or email email@example.com, if you need any assistance or have technical questions. To give us feedback on the new EasyPower release, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The EasyPower knowledge base has additional solutions to help you use EasyPower to solve your electrical problems.
Technical Help - Finding Your Serial Number
You will need your serial number to log into the updates page. If you are not aware of your serial number, there are three ways to find it:
- Look in your software - Go to File > About EasyPower.
- Hardware key - look on the sticker attached to your USB hardware key.
- Primary user - talk to the main EasyPower contact at your company. You will also need to talk to them to get your new authorization code.
Historical Release Notes
Here is a list of historical release notes as well as update details, for more recent versions.
- v10.2 Release Notes
- v10.0 Release Notes
- v9.8 Release Notes
- v9.7 Release Notes
- v9.6 Release Notes
- v9.5 Release Notes
- v188.8.131.528 Release Notes (PDF)
- v9.0.4 Release Notes (PDF)
- v9.0.3 Release Notes (PDF)
- v9.0 Release Notes (PDF)