Microstation MDL Applications
If you are looking for a program that will save time producing custom
EasyPower one-line diagrams on your own border sheets within
Microstation, this is the program you are looking for. In fact, if you are
using SendCAD within EasyPower to plot large systems, this is the only way
to go. It allows you to break up a large system for plotting on your own
border sheets by using the reference file capabilities within Microstation.
If you have already tried importing an EasyPower DXF file into
Microstation, you already know that everything comes into the drawing at
one weight, one color, and with only the default text font. This makes
plotting the drawing difficult, especially if your plotter uses color for
This program is a Microstation MDL application that imports a DXF format
file created by EasyPower using SendCAD®;. It allows the user to control
all element weights, levels, colors, and text attributes. A custom cell
library is used to convert the DXF blocks to cells. The user can modify this
cell library to suit requirements.
What is EasyPower®;? If you are using any
other software for power system analysis other than EasyPower then you are
probably not using the best software available. For more information on
this power system analytical tool, check out their website at: http://easypower.com/
Quadrelec Engineering Corporation has
developed the following Microstation MDL application designed to run within
Microstation. This MDL application has been in actual project use for
over 12 years. It has recently been recompiled to run for Microstation v8.
We are no longer supporting Microstation J or previous versions of
is fully compatible with EasyPower v 8.0. If you would like to
download a demo copy that has no feature
limitations other than an expiration date, select the file name next
to "Download" below. Be sure to select the proper file
depending on the version of Microstation you are using.
Microstation Version 8 Converter v4.0
EasyPower® v8 DXF Files
Do not change
the filename in any way!
file for v4.0 is not compatible with previous releases of this converter.
Therefore you must delete the old ezpwrdxf.dat file before running the new
This self-extracting zip file will only unzip the application
files in the directory you direct it to.
Warning: If you are merely updating your expired
copy of the demo, backup any files that you have customized, such as cell
libraries and the settings file "ezpwrdxf.dat". Otherwise, you may loose your
custom files in the update process.
Once unzipped you must move the extracted files to the locations noted
in the readme.txt file. The instructions assume that Microstation is
installed in the default directory used by Microstation for a stand alone
computer. If you have installed Microstation in some other directory, you
will need to be familiar enough with Windows to locate the installation
directory. If you are operating on a network, see your system
The demo copy will be usable until the expiration date shown above.
If you would like to download a sample drawing to plot or review
where the capability of this program is demonstrated, select from the
following. These files are self-contained with no reference files.
One-Line (Size = 275kb)
Study Results (Size = 406kb).