Installation Guide ETAP 12.6 Features & Capabilities ETAP 12.6.0 (12.6) is the latest upgrade to the ETAP 12 series and includes important updates based on the industry’s latest demands. Among the many enhancements of this release is the addition of double Open-Phase Faults Analysis (OPFA) to the Unbalance Load Flow module. The addition of the OPFA feature is in response to the requirements for the nuclear power industry to conduct single and double open-phase fault studies which improves plant safety and reliability. ETAP 12.6 is offered in two new localized language versions: Portuguese and Korean. New Enhancements & Features • • • • • • • Unbalanced Load Flow Module Single & Double Open-Phase Fault Analysis New Display Options for the One-Line Diagram Updated Exciter & Governor Models Enhancements to Network Analysis Modules Engineering & Protective Device Libraries Microsoft Windows 8.1 Compatibility Multi-Language Edition • • • • English Spanish Chinese Japanese • • • • Russian Portuguese NEW Korean NEW German (output reports) Installation Guide This document provides a step-by-step installation procedure for ETAP 12.6 and the User Guide. The installation program installs ETAP and all of its components including libraries, example projects, and ETAP help files. It also installs the ETAP License Manager since all stand-alone and network keys use this service to provide authorization for ETAP 12.6. Activation Code New User: If you are installing the software for the first time, ETAP 12.6 will prompt you for a 36-character Activation Code which is located on the ETAP 12.6 DVD sleeve. Existing User: ETAP 12.6 will utilize the same 36-character code as the ETAP 12.5 release. If you cannot locate your code, please contact your sales representative at email@example.com. License Manager The ETAP License Manager is installed as part of the ETAP installation program. A separate setup program is provided to install the ETAP License Manager. ETAP 12.6 License Manager is compatible with 32-bit and 64-bit computers and earlier versions of ETAP. Before Installing ETAP 1. You must have administrator rights to your computer. For Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 8.1 operating systems, it is recommended to turn off the User Account Control (UAC) and the firewall during the installation. 2. Close all applications. Installing ETAP Insert the ETAP DVD into your DVD drive. Auto Play: The ETAP Installer program will automatically appear if AutoPlay is active. Manual: Run EtapInstaller.exe Follow the actions required as highlighted on the screenshots below: Stand-Alone licenses: Insert the ETAP Security Key in the same computer. With this option, ETAP and ETAP License Manager will be automatically installed on your computer. Network licenses: Install the ETAP License Manager on a computer designated as the ETAP License Manager Server. In this configuration, the ETAP Security Key must be located at the ETAP License Manager Server. 1. ETAP Installer 5. License Types 2. Welcome 6. Language Reports Selection 3. License Agreement 7. Report Formats 4. System Requirements 8. Destination Selection Installing ETAP User Guide To install the ETAP 12.6 User Guide, select the ETAP User Guide option that appears below the Installations section of the Installer Program. 1. Click Next on the Welcome screen to continue. 2. Setup requires the name of a destination folder on your hard drive where you would like the ETAP User Guide to be installed. The default destination folder is C:\ETAP User Guide 1260. To install the user guide in a different location, click Browse and select or type a new destination folder. Click Next. 3. When the installation is complete, the installer displays the ETAP User Guide Installation Complete screen. Click Finish. 9. Setup Verification Troubleshooting Security Key Message: “ETAP key is not found or the License Manager is not ready” ¤¤ Condition ¤¤ Solution 10. Installation Complete Launching ETAP The ETAP License wizard displays the ETAP License path selection editor. If a Stand-Alone or Network security key is located on your computer, click OK to continue. For a network license, if the ETAP Security Key is located on a different computer, select another path and enter the name or IP address of the computer where the key is located. ¤¤ The ETAP License Manager is not installed in the designated computer. ¤¤ Install the License Manager and make sure there is no firewall interference. ¤¤ The ETAP License Manager Service is not running. ¤¤ Reset the License Manager from Start\All Programs\ ETAP 12.6\Reset License Manager. ¤¤ The ETAP License Manager is installed in a Virtual Machine. ¤¤ ETAP prevents the operation of the License Manager on a virtual machine. This is due to the nature of virtual machines that makes it possible to replicate the ETAP License Manager in violation of its intended number of users per ETAP License Grant and Agreement. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. License Path Selection ¤¤ ETAP key is not connected to the computer or key drivers are not installed properly. ¤¤ Verify that the key is securely attached to the computer. For more details, please refer to Chapter 2 of the ETAP User Guide. Activation Code System Requirements Operating System (32-bit or 64-bit) xxMicrosoft® Server 2012 (Standard) xxMicrosoft Windows® 8 & 8.1 (Standard, Professional) xxMicrosoft Windows 7 (SP1) (Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate) xxMicrosoft Windows Vista (SP2) (Home Premium, Business, Enterprise) xxMicrosoft Windows XP (SP3) (Professional, Home Edition) xxMicrosoft Server 2008 R2 (Standard) xxMicrosoft Server 2008 (Standard) xxMicrosoft Server 2003 R2 (Standard) (SP2) xxMicrosoft Server 2003 (Standard) (SP2) ETAP Upgrade and User Support Maintenance Contract All upgrades are automatically provided to users with a valid ETAP Upgrade and User Support Contract (UUC). The UUC is the most cost-effective way to protect your ETAP investment by providing product upgrades and technical support for your ETAP software. Extending your maintenance support agreement will allow you the opportunity to apply ETAP’s unique features and sophisticated analysis techniques to all your power system analysis projects. With a valid UUC maintenance support agreement, you receive: xx Free version upgrades including automatic shipment of new releases xx Unlimited access to user / technical support xx Latest device libraries updates xx Full access to ETAP User FTP and download sites xx Access to prerelease and beta versions of new products and upgrades Software Requirements xxMicrosoft Internet Explorer® 5.01 or higher xxMicrosoft .NET Framework v3.5 (SP1) xxMicrosoft SQL Server Compact v3.5 (SP2) PC Configuration Requirements xxUSB port (if stand-alone licensing required) xxEthernet port with network access (if network licensing required) xxDVD drive 10 to 80 GB hard disk space (based on project size, number of buses) xx19” monitors recommended (dual monitors highly recommended) xxRecommended display resolution - 1280x1024 Recommended Hardware 100 Bus Projects xxIntel® Dual/Quad core - 2.0 GHz (or equivalent) xx2 GB RAM User Feedback ETAP is dedicated to providing our customers with a superior product experience, and user feedback is one of the central elements of this commitment. In fact, ETAP is designed based on 95% of user suggestions and requests! We invite you to help us make a difference by filling out a short, single-page feedback form located at etap.com (click on User Feedback Form). All information is confidential and will be used only by the ETAP engineering and development staff. ETAP Training ETAP University training events include a wide-range of power system analysis workshops, seminars, and on-site training conducted by Certified ETAP Instructors. ETAP workshops in the U.S. offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and a 10% discount for IEEE members. Visit etap.com to view the current events schedule. Events are added throughout the year, so be sure to visit frequently for the latest updates. 500 Bus Projects xxIntel Dual/Quad core - 2.0 GHz (or equivalent) xx4 GB RAM 1,000 Bus Projects xxIntel Dual/Quad core – 3.0 GHz with HyperThreading & high speed bus (or equivalent) xx8 GB RAM (high speed) xx64-bit Operating System 10,000 Bus Projects and Higher xxIntel Dual/Quad core – 3.0 GHz with HyperThreading & high speed bus (or equivalent) xx12 GB RAM (high speed) xx64-bit Operating System etap.com Support: 949.462.0400 Main: 949.900.1000 support.etap.com B4-IGEN-0414 Registered to ISO 9001:2008 Certification No. 10002889 QM08 © 2014 ETAP. All rights reserved. Certain names and/or logos used in this document may constitute trademarks, service marks, or trade names of ETAP. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective holders.