1 Initialise Work Space and Example Data

1 Initialise Work Space and Example Data

To begin we must create a workspace in which to save our data. Cimphony will operate with files or a database-backed repository. For the purpose of getting started with the software, data will initially be stored as files within a project in the user’s workspace then we will transfer this to the repository.

1.1   Start Cimphonycimphony-splash

  1. Open Cimphony by double-clicking on the Cimphony icon1
  2. If this is the first time Cimphony has been run you will be promptedfor a license file, find the file on disk, select it and Cimphony will start
  3. You are now presented with a blank Workbench

21.2   Create a Cimphony Project to Store New Networks3

  1. Right click in Project Explorer
  2. Hover over New
  3. Click Cimphony Project from the sub-menu
  4. Enter a Project Name. This can be anything but for this example we will use Open Grid Systems as the name of the project
  5. Click Finish to create the new blank project

1.3 Create a Folder with the Example Projects

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  1. Right click again within Project Explorer
  2. Hover over New
  3. Click Other…
  4. Expand the Cimphony folder
  5. Expand the Examples folder
  6. Select the Network Examples Project
  7. Click Next
  8. Enter a Project Name, in this case Examples
  9. Click Finish to create the Network Examples project populated withsample network files

Step 2 Load an IEEE Common Data Format File