What's New - EasyPower 2024

The following are the primary features included in the EasyPower 2024 release. For additional features and release details, see EasyPower 2024 Release Details.

EasyPower 2024 Updates

  • EasyPower 2024 (build fixes an issue that occurs when exporting a Revit project that includes demand factors. The issue causes the export to fail with a “could not complete” message.

  • EasyPower 2024 (build includes several updates that improve the security of the software. There are no feature changes in this update.

The information below refers to new features in EasyPower 2024 (build

New Product Licensing

Beginning with EasyPower 2024, the program uses Bentley’s Subscription Entitlement Service (SES) for product activation and license management. This is done through the CONNECTION Client software that is installed on your computer as part of your EasyPower installation. With the CONNECTION Client, you create a user account that you can then use to manage all your Bentley applications, including EasyPower. Your user sign in credentials enable you to activate and use the product.

As part of this licensing change, the EasyPower product description now reflects the year of the product's release to match with the naming convention of other Bentley products. The product version now represents the year, major and minor versions, and build number, and can be found on the Start Page or in Help > About.

Support for NFPA 70E 2024

You can now select NFPA 70E 2024 in the Advanced Arc Flash Options for calculating the Shock Approach Boundary Distance and the Display of PPE Description and Level options.

The device library now includes a new tab for NFPA 70E 2024 where you can define PPE levels for the standard.

Additional Harmonics Features for Compliance with IEEE 1547 and 2800

Calculation and summary reports of harmonic current distortion limits according to IEEE 1547 and IEEE 2800 are available for sites with distributed energy resources or inverter-based resources.

Change ID Names Directly on the One-Line or Drawing

You now have the ability to change the ID name of any equipment item on the one-line or a drawing by double-clicking on the item's text box where the name is displayed.

Quick Data Entry via the Database Browser

In the Database Browser, when you double-click on a cell in the grid, the equipment's data dialog box opens with that field selected, enabling you to quickly edit the data.

Store Arc Flash Energies for All Bus Types in the Database Browser

The program now stores arc flash values for all bus types when you fault and store arc flash in the Short Circuit focus. These can be viewed in the Database Browser.

Auto-Calculate Added to Fuses, Switches, Motors, MCCs and Panels

Information for fuses, switches, motors, MCCs, and panels is now auto-calculated based on manufacturer library information. An Auto-calculate check box replaces the Calculate button on fuses, switches, motors, MCCs, and panels. You can also choose to disable auto-calculation and enter this data manually.

For MCCs and panels, the Auto-calculate checkbox has been added to the header area of the Description tab.

For all new items, the checkbox is selected by default. You can change the default setting in Equipment Defaults. For databases that were created in versions prior to EasyPower 2024, the checkbox is not selected so as to preserve any user-entered values. You can use the Change > Auto-Calculate option to select the checkbox on items in upgraded databases. See Changing the Auto-Calculate Options for more information.

New Connection Information Available in the Database Browser and Report

There are new columns in the Database Browser and Report that show connection information. These can be seen in the All Columns report configuration and can be added to custom report configurations. The new columns are:

  • From Bus Type
  • From Device ID
  • From Device Type
  • To Bus Type
  • To Device ID
  • To Device Type

Power Flow Error Report Available in the Database Edit Focus

When you open the Power Flow focus, if any errors are found, the program generates an error report. Previously, the report was only available while you were still in Power Flow. Now, the Power Flow Error Report remains available from the Window drop-down list when you switch back to Database Edit mode. You can click right-click on Edit next to items on the report and then click Edit Data to edit the items and resolve the errors.

Revit® 2024 Support

The Revit Integrator now supports importing BIM projects from the latest version of Autodesk® Revit®. You can download the EasyPower Integrator app from the Autodesk App Store. The App Store will be updated with the latest version shortly after the EasyPower 2024 release, so please verify the version prior to downloading.

Avery 60503 Label Template

The Avery 60503 label is now available as a page layout when printing arc flash labels.

Release Note Details

For more details on the release and bug fix information, see EasyPower 2024 Release Details.

Note: New release features often include changes to the database. This may affect what you see in the Database Browser and also what is included when you export data into CSV files. If your existing work processes rely on information from the database, be sure to review your processes after you update your software.

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