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IED Configurator Tool

The IED Configurator is a user-friendly tool designed for configuring IEC 61850 intelligent electronic devices (IEDs). This tool facilitates the configuration of address parameters, IED names, control blocks, data sets, and logical node parameter values. Many configurations can be accomplished through simple drag-and-drop operations. The IED Configurator supports CID and SCD files, allowing seamless handling of configurations. Users can also import or export IED configurations to and from CID and SCD files.

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Simple and easy-to-use IEC 61850 IED Configuration Tool

Communication connection configuration

SCD/CID file import/export

Easy configuration for Intelligent Electronic Devices

Conversion and upload of configuration files to IEDs

Standard NSD data model validation

IED Configurator Lite

499 ,- € excl. VAT

The IED Configurator Light features a convenient and user-friendly interface designed to help you configure intelligent electronic devices. By navigating through the tool, you will find all the information and functionality to help you in your tasks safely and easily. More information about the features can be found below.

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Main Window

On the main window, the user has an overview of all intelligent electronic devices (IEDs) and their components, data types, communication configuration, and the header of the configuration document. When control is selected, its properties and relevant information are displayed in a dedicated panel. Log messages with the timeline of the configurations, as well as warnings and problems within the configuration files, are also displayed. The window also contains a configuration panel that provides the means to configure the controls from the document tree while having an overview of all the information needed on just one screen.

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Intelligent Electronic Device (IED)

From the tree view, users can access the IED Protocol Settings and Upload Configuration File windows through the context menu in the IED tree node. The context menu also provides various configuration options such as Rename, Add Connect Ap, Convert to Config File, and Delete. New IEDs can be added by right-clicking on the document node and selecting “Add IED.” A noteworthy feature for configuration is the ability to drag and drop IEDs from other documents.
The tool facilitates a secure merging process, incorporating the IED along with its Data Types, Subnetwork, ConnectedAp, and all the sub-controls associated with the source IED into the target

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Predefined Values Configuration

From a Logical Node or Data Object in the tree view, users can open the Predefined Values Configurator to add Data Attributes Definitions (DAI). This allows the definition of instance values for data attributes in the data model. This feature is easily configured by dragging and dropping Data Objects and Data Attributes in the editor area, creating Data Attributes Definitions (DAI) within Data Objects Definition (DOI). The DAI values can be conveniently set in the table and are checked for correct type and reasonable values. The Predefined Value Editor displays values from the data types in grey and allows the user to override them with instance values (DAI elements in the IED section).

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IED Protocol Settings

The IED Protocol Settings can be accessed from the tree view in the IED node. The Settings window provides information about the selected IED, including its name and model. It consists of three blocks of fields to be configured: TCP/IP Settings, ISO Settings, and Security.

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Data Types Templates

From the tree view, users can access Data Types Templates, obtaining an overview of its content in the Properties panel within the main window. This provides a clearer understanding of the structure of IEDs. Users can explore the properties of each Data Type, such as its ID and the elements within it. For instance, the Logical Node type is constructed from Data Objects elements, which, in turn, have DO Types containing Data Attributes.

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Upload Configuration to IED

The tool enables users to upload files through various methods: from the menu bar by selecting “Target” → “Upload,” directly from the first node of the document, or by selecting an IED to upload a configured file. Communication can be established through either the File Transfer Protocol or the MMS protocol (upcoming version).

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Data Set Configuration

A user-friendly data set configuration is crucial for numerous IED configuration tasks as data sets play a vital role in many IEC 61850 services. With IED-Configurator Lite, data sets are easily configured from the main window. Users can add, remove, and rename data sets and configure data set entries (Functionally Constrained Data – FCD) directly from the tree view. Adding new FCDs is a simple drag-and-drop process, either from the tree view to the Data Set editor or to the Data Set tree node. In the Data Set editor, users can remove multiple selected FCDs and reorder them by dragging them to the desired position.

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Convert to Configuration File

IEDs can be converted to Configuration Files directly from the context menu in the tree view by selecting the “Access Point” in the IED node. The Configuration File encompasses a detailed description of the IED, including all Logical Devices, Logical Nodes, Data Objects, Data Attributes, and Control Blocks such as Report Control and Log Control. This description includes properties such as
name, configuration, and other essential information about each item.

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The history and timeline of the document configuration are located at the top of the tree view. The History section comprises several item entries with attributes including version, revision, timestamp,
contributor, description, and rationale. Users can fill in these attributes to maintain a detailed record of each version of the SCL file. To configure history settings, users can navigate to the menu bar, select “Edit” → “History
Configuration.” Here, users can set a username for the history configuration and specify whether the tool should automatically add a new history item whenever the SCL file is saved. This ensures a systematic tracking of all modifications made to the document.

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Control Block Configuration

Configuration for Control Blocks, such as Report Control (RCB), Log Control (LCB), Sampled Value Control (SMV), and others, is accessible from the tree view, providing all necessary properties for accurate configuration. In addition to common properties like “name” and “description,” the configuration editor includes fields essential for configuring each Control Block with its specifications.
For instance, the Report Control (RCB) editor features attributes such as “buffered,” distinguishable through a different icon label for buffered and unbuffered states in the tree view. The editor also includes “Trigger Options,” “Optional Fields,” and “Report Enable.” The Report Enable section

comprises a list of client Logical Nodes that can be configured manually in the editor or through drag-and-drop actions from the tree view.

On the other hand, Log Control (LCB) configuration utilizes “Trigger Options” to log data from the DataSet into the Log when the chosen trigger option occurs. Configuration issues with controls are reported to the user through the issues table on the main window. These warnings can be resolved,

ensuring a more reliable document configuration. Users can track and address integrity issues in real-time, enhancing the overall reliability of the tool during operation.

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Communication System Configuration

The tool facilitates the configuration of direct communication connections between Subnetworks and IED access points. Users can access Subnetworks, Connected Aps related to IED access points, and all their content from the tree view. Within Subnetworks, users can configure each Connected Ap, adding or removing them from the IED node. Connected Aps provide access to address parameters of the access point, along with GSE and SMV address definitions. Users can access the configuration editor for all these items in the Subnetwork. Configuration for SMV and GSE address definitions is available in the tree view, providing all necessary properties for accurate configuration. Additionally, in these configuration editors, users can find a direct link from the SMV or GSE address definition to the corresponding SMV and GSE control in the access point. A button on the configurator leads to the correct control. This functionality also operates in reverse; users in the control on the Logical Node can navigate directly to the corresponding item in the Subnetwork.

Version update:
• Substation and all of it element’s view, on the tree and on the properties.
• Copy command allow on the property’s fields
• Copy object reference for IED (Intelligent Electronic Device) and its elements
• NSD check with LdNS and lnNs
• Update of NSD schema B2 to B3
• More complete Data Attribute details – Predefined values (DAI)
• Use local time Edit->Use local time menu option, so the DAI time picker uses the current time
• On running time solve “Model Integrity” warning when there is no “Val” node on DAIs

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