ETAP 18.1.1 Release - Available Now

Delivering dramatically increased performance & productivity

IRVINE, Calif. – September 27, 2018 - ETAP® announces the latest upgrade to the ETAP 18 series which expands on the innovative solutions developed for modeling, analysis, and operation.
Product Release ETAP 18.1.1 Available Now

  • Increased performance
  • Faster run-time speed
  • Incremental model import from Revit® BIM
  • Detailed conversion from SKM PowerTools®
  • Expanded eTrax™ Rail Traction System feature
  • Improved Plot Manager accessing study files over a local network
  • Enhanced one-line diagram PDF output
  • Improved compatibility with Microsoft PDF printer
  • Supports high DPI font scaling up to 200%

Delivering significant increased performance & speed

This point release to ETAP 18 series features considerable increases in performance and speed in key functions frequently used:

Library Access Time 
Includes a built-in feature that automatically defrags and compacts ETAP library files to allow for faster library access and speed. This enhancement resolves the slow scan response of the library file by Windows Defender Antivirus program.

Faster Project Load & Save
Project Load & Save duration is shortened through enhanced use of files and memory to speed up performance.

Improved Calculation Speed 
The speed of the calculations is improved through the implementation and use of new techniques. The run-time speed is noticeably faster on larger project sizes when performing Load Flow, Motor Starting, Reliability Assessment, Harmonics, Transient Stability and other analysis.

Revit Data Exchange – Full & incremental model import

ETAP - Revit Data Exchange module provides electrical designers and engineers the flexibility to connect with Autodesk and transfer electrical data from Revit directly into ETAP software.

Building Information Model (BIM) defined in Revit is exported to ETAP to create an intelligent one-line diagram, including unlimited sub-systems and populate element properties.  The model transfer supports full (initial) data import and incremental updates.

Comprehensive project conversion from SKM PowerTools (PTW) to ETAP

ETAP 18.1 now offers a newly enhanced, built-in conversion module to shorten the conversion process from SKM projects to ETAP, while drastically reducing the cost of conversion.

The conversion tool maps and converts all SKM PTW (Dapper®& Captor®) model parameters to ETAP, using detailed default mapping, with the flexibility to customize and save dedicated device library mappings as needed. The tool offers original SKM drawing layouts as well as auto-layout algorithms for improved one-line diagram presentation. The application supports SKM PTW versions 6.x to 8.x

ETAP 18.1.1 is now available for users to download from ETAP HelpDesk. For more information visit


About ETAP
( ETAP is the global market and technology leader in modeling, design, analysis, optimization, monitoring, control, and automation software for electrical power systems. The company has been powering success for over 30 years by providing the most comprehensive and widely-used enterprise solutions for generation, transmission, distribution, industrial, transportation, and low-voltage power systems. Founded in 1986, ETAP is headquartered in Irvine, California, USA, with over 50 offices around the world.

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