ATPDesigner is a Control Center for Interactive Design and Simulation of Electrical Power Networks. ATPDesigner can be used as a graphical pre-processor to the ATP version of the Electromagnetic Transients Program (EMTP) executed on Windows operating systems. ATPDesigner provides the user analyzing faults and disturbances in electrical power networks. In addition a lot of high-sophisticated features are implemented to make ATP based network simulation more easy. All these features are based on the processing of the ATP specific .PL4 - files or COMTRADE - files. ATPDesigner is able to read and write the both formats COMTRADE 1999 and 2001 according the international standard IEC 60255-24. ATPDesigner also provides the conversion of the ATP specific .PL4 - files into the COMTRADE format.

Up to the release 3.04.00: ATPDesigner has been approved for the operating systems  Windows NT, Windows 9x, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition and Professional Edition, Windows Vista, Windows 7 (32 and 64bit), Windows 8 (64bit) and Window 8.1 (64bit).

Beginning with the release 4.00.00: ATPDesigner has been approved for the operating systems Windows 7 (32 and 64bit), Windows 8 (64bit) and Window 8.1 (64bit) caused by a major change in the development software Visual Studio 2013.

(Visual Studio, Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 are protected trademarks of Microsoft Corporation)
  • Graphical User Interface to the ATP
    • View in Tab Controls
    • Project Information Window
    • Messages Window
    • Messages Window for Protection Elements
  • Interactive Design of Electrical Power Networks
  • Integrated Diagram Viewer
    • Creating diagrams with currents, voltages, active power, reactive power, displacement factor
    • Signal Analysis methods e.g. calculation of the frequency spectrum
  • User specific Node Names
  • Automatic Identification and Coloring of Voltage Levels

  • Load Flow Calculation supporting Renewable Power Plants
    • Load Adjusting: the "classical" method for load flow calculating supporting
      • PQ-Nodes
      • PV-Nodes
      • Slack, etc.
    • Phase Adjusting: in addition new methods supporting inverter controlled power plants in the load flow calculation
      • Wind farms
      • Photovoltaic

  • Protection Relays in Electrical Power Networks - "One the Laptop Screen"
    • Generic models for protection relays with circuit-breaker and Automatic Reclosing
    • Can be used to analyze the real time behavior of protection relays in power networks
    • Creating diagrams using the real-time messages of the protection relays e.g. general starting, rip command, ...
    • Protection relays
      • Distance Protection Z<
      • Overcurrent Protection I>
      • Over- and Under Voltage Protection V<, V>
      • IDMT-Protection
      • Differential Protection (2- and 3-legs)
      • Ground Fault Detection
      • etc.
    • Analyzing existing protection schemes "on the laptop screen"
    • Planning new protection schemes "on the laptop screen"
    • Useful for the training in protection relaying
    • Real time testing in combination with test systems CMxxx of Omicron
      • Support of the test systems CMC156, CMC256, CMC356
      • Support of the amplifiers CMA156, CMS156