Documentation is a critical item when dealing with engineering software. Potential users should examine thouroughly the documentation in order to properly evaluate a software package.
SES regularly publishes technical papers in Transactions journals and presents papers at various international conferences on engineering topics related to power system grounding (including analysis of transients and lightning), EMF studies and AC interference. SES also undertakes landmark applied R&D studies in these areas. These studies have not ever been undertaken before with the accuracy and detail of which our modern computer-based technology is capable today. This R&D is now being distilled into a series of "How To..." engineering manuals at a level of detail designed for both novices and advanced users who encounter similar problems and wish to model them with the SES software. This series of "How To..." on topics ranging from modeling lightning strikes to studying urban area substations with their connections to extensive water systems, to mode ing EMF and AC induction problems associated with a transmission line. This series of unique, detailed, step-by-step "How To..." engineering manuals guides you through the most complex analysis and design projects (both the engineering concepts, and the use of the software are described).
SES distributes a complete documentation set with its software in electronic form (on CD-ROM) and provides hard-copy as well. Furthermore, significant information on new or updated software is made available on SES web site The main documentation set supplied with the CDEGS software consists of Quick Installation and System Requirements sheets and booklets, a Getting Started manual, manuals for each input and output processor and software utility package, manuals for each of the Engineering Applications programs, "How To..." Engineering manuals, Online context sensitive help, Annual Users' Group Meeting Proceedings, Users' Group Newsletters, and an extensive Technical Reference document containing a detailed description of the analytical methods used by the various SES engineering modules.