Test Suite Pro

In this video we’ll be showing off three features of Test Suite Pro; the signal flow diagram, the logic analyzer, and the custom mode. We will be doing this by repeating the demonstration we gave at Distributech 2019. so if you missed us at the booth, we’d like to revisit some of the elements of our demo or you’re just interested in some of the new features of Test Suite Pro, stay tuned.

During this demo Test Suite Pro will be monitoring a substation simulated in DTM. This substation will simulate a few different events including a fault on line one and a breaker failure.

This is our signal flow diagram. You can create this type of diagram by dragging logical notes from the data miner to this display. When a logical node is dropped on the display, it’ll pull all other logical nodes it needs to communicate with via Goose automatically. Reporting and internal connections can be added as well.

Once you have this diagram set up, you can simply click record and it will start monitoring these values. When a signal is sent, you will see it in any resulting signal travel around your diagram. Goose messages will be seen as yellow. Reporting will be blue and internal logical node functionality will be seen as gray.

When a logical nodes sends or receives a signal, it will flash. After recording the entire event you can stop recording. Afterward, you can review this event in multiple ways. You can do this by using playback, which will play back the signals of the event. Each signal is also logged on the timeline, so you can see these specific signals by clicking their respective markers on the timeline.

If you’re only interested in a specific logical node, you can click that logical node in the diagram and only see the markers involving that specific logical node.

You can also click the next or previous event buttons to see the signals in order at your own pace. Another way to view the fault on line one event is what the logic analyzer. After dragging the values that you’re interested in to the logical display, you can click record and monitor the event.
This gives you a straight forward view of how signals triggered responses in your system. If timing is something you’re interested in, you can use the cursors to find exact response times.

The last feature I’ll be showing off in this video is the custom mode. We used the custom mode at Distributech 2019 to create a single line diagram. You can drag and drop values you’re interested in to this display to form a single line diagram. You can also use the send signals to feature to send signals from one display to another.

This greatly speeds up the process when creating multiple displays for viewing similar events. I will trigger the breaker failure event in the simulated substation from DTM. When the event is finished, you’ll see all the breakers open to prevent energy loss in the substation. You’ll also see any other signals being sent in the data cache below the single line diagram.

For more information on DTM Test Suite Pro, or any of our protocol stacks or testing tools, feel free to contact us following any of the contact information in the description below. Thanks for watching.