SESCAD is an object-based graphical environment used to develop arbitrary networks of conductors, plates, cables, fence posts, and various devices.

View or edit three-dimensional networks of conductors, plates, cables and pipe-type cables, Gas Insulated Substations and Lines (GIS and GIL), transformers, lumped parameters (resistors, inductors and capacitors) and voltage, current and GPR sources for grounding, AC interference, and lightning or transient studies.

Everything You Need

Specify all objects required for analysis

  • Conductors and coaxial cables
  • Multi-core and pipe-type cables
  • GIS, GIL
  • Metallic plates
  • Transformers
  • Lumped parameters
  • Energized sources (voltage, current or GPR)

Create high-level aboveground or buried objects in simple dialogs

  • Detailed grounding grids
  • Transmission towers
  • Complete, multi-circuit transmission lines

Use a wide variety of tools to build more complicated objects from simple ones

  • Fill a polygon with a mesh
  • Combine objects into one or several continuous paths

Data Reuse

Import data from other formats

  • Import data from DXF and AutoCAD files
  • Exchange data between equipotential grounding studies and high-frequency studies
  • Export data back to DXF or AutoCAD files

Use data from object database

  • Use data from a comprehensive, built-in object database
  • Add your own objects to the database

Visualization and Graphical Editing

Interact with objects graphically

  • Select and move objects graphically
  • Group and replicate objects
  • Rotate and scale objects
  • Use Auto-Snap to ensure the accuracy of graphical operations
  • A configurable number of Undo levels

Visualize your data in many different ways

  • Zoom on your drawing by a factor of a million or more
  • Maintain several distinct, synchronized views of the same drawing
  • Display conductors in different colors based on their characteristics, to help identify them
  • Add background pictures to help identify elements of the network
  • Get detailed information on selected objects using the Quick-Info tool and the Measurements tool

Data Validation and Reports

Validate the data as you go

  • Consult the Ambiguity Viewer to quickly identify potential issues with your input data. This tool is updated in the background and can repair problems automatically.
  • Use the Detect Connected Components tool to check if the network conductors are properly connected
  • Use the Power Tools to repair bad connections or other problems in the network

Run the case and generate reports

  • Create a Bill of Materials report from the data specified in a drawing
  • Run the engineering program directly from within the SESCAD environment
  • Start one of several SES output processing programs to visualize the results directly from within SESCAD