3 Create a New CIM Network Based on Example Data

Step 2 Load an IEEE Common Data Format File

3 Create a New CIM Network Based on Example Data

We can now create a sample CIM network model by using Cimphony’s transformation engine to generate a CIM representation of the IEEE 14 Bus network we have loaded from the Common Data Format. This will take the simple IEEE network representation and create a skeleton model of the more complex CIM structure on which we can then add additional data

3.1 Generate Base CIM Network Model11

  1. From the main menu choose Resource→Transform→Transform Resource... (or click the 10icon in the menu-bar at the top)
  2. Expand the IEEE CDF (1973) Transformations folder.
  3. Select IEEE CDF to CIM 16 (2013).
  4. Leave the configuration parameters as their default values (SystemBase MVA as 100.0 and Default Voltage as 10.0) and click Next
  5. Select the loaded resource under Workspace→IndependentResources→/Examples/IEEE CDF/ieee14.cdf.
  6. For the output expand the Open Grid Systems project that was createdin step 1.2 then select the network folder.
  1. Set the file name to be ieee14.xml.12
  2. Click Finish to execute the transformation.
  3. Once the transformation has finished there are options to view detailsof the transformation which will provide some details on the objects created.
  4.   Click OK to dismiss this popup and return to the Workbench.
  5. The new network will be in the network folder and will have a Cimphony Browser 3.1icon identifying it as a recognised CIM XMLfile.
  6. Double click on this file will load the Open Resource prompt. Thedefault options will check the validity of the file against its underlying meta-model (in this case CIM v16) and will use any header information to automatically run profile validation.
  7. Click Finish to parse the XML file and load the CIM representation of the data into a Cimphony Browser interface.


The Cimphony Browser for CIM and all other data models is common to that of the original one loaded for the IEEE CDF models. The structure of the data will change and as such different Types will be shown with different attributes and associations, but the look and feel of the interface and its operation will be common.