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ETAP 12.

6
User Guide

Operation Technology, Inc.


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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Product Description
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
1.6
1.7

Specification........................................................................................................................... 3
Capabilities........................................................................................................................... 27
ODBC (Open Database Connectivity) ................................................................................. 28
File Structure ........................................................................................................................ 29
Libraries ............................................................................................................................... 32
Help ...................................................................................................................................... 33
Automatic Backup of ETAP Projects................................................................................... 37

Chapter 2 Setup
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7
2.8
2.9
2.10
2.11
2.12
2.13
2.14

System Requirements ............................................................................................................. 2


ETAP Installation ................................................................................................................... 3
ETAP User Guide Installation ............................................................................................. 16
ODBC Configuration ........................................................................................................... 19
ETAP License Wizard.......................................................................................................... 21
ETAP License Information .................................................................................................. 27
ETAP Licensing .................................................................................................................. 29
License Manager Server....................................................................................................... 38
License Manager Installation ............................................................................................... 39
License Manager Verification .............................................................................................. 44
Installation Maintenance ...................................................................................................... 47
User Guide Removal ............................................................................................................ 50
License Manager Removal ................................................................................................... 51
System Optimization ............................................................................................................ 53

Chapter 3 Overview
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
3.6
3.7
3.8
3.9
3.10
3.11
3.12
3.13
3.14
3.15
3.16
3.17
3.18
3.19
ETAP

System Toolbar ...................................................................................................................... 6


Project View........................................................................................................................... 8
Network Systems ................................................................................................................... 9
Mode Toolbar ....................................................................................................................... 10
Star Systems ......................................................................................................................... 15
Underground Raceway Systems (UGS) ............................................................................... 18
Ground Grid Systems ........................................................................................................... 21
Panel Systems ...................................................................................................................... 25
Cable Pulling Systems.......................................................................................................... 28
Real-Time Systems (PSMS) ................................................................................................ 31
GIS Systems ......................................................................................................................... 38
Control Systems ................................................................................................................... 39
User-Defined Dynamic Model Graphical Editor ................................................................. 42
System Dumpster ................................................................................................................. 45
Library.................................................................................................................................. 48
Cable Systems ...................................................................................................................... 50
Project Toolbar ..................................................................................................................... 53
Study Case Toolbar .............................................................................................................. 63
Message Log ........................................................................................................................ 64
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