The Leader in Electrical Engineering & Power System Analysis Software
December 2017

  Auto Coordination & Evaluation
  Auto Design
  2018 SKM Training  
  New Training Location
  Help Desk, Chat, & MySKM Portal   NFPA 70E 2018 Arc Flash Update

The SKM Staff would like to thank you for your support during the past year, and we look forward to working with you in 2018.
We hope 2018 brings peace, good health, and happiness to all.

New Auto Coordination & Evaluation Module!
This new module is designed to instantly identify coordination and protection issues by evaluating each equipment for adherence to basic coordination and protection rules established by the National Electrical Code (NEC) and recommended industry standard practices.

Violations can then be resolved systematically at each location/zone either manually or automatically by creating TCC drawings of the affected area with a single click. The auto coordination feature will attempt to make the minimum amount of changes to the existing coordination and resolve the violations by changing protective equipment settings or frame sizes. New settings can be reviewed or reverted back to the original settings.

New Auto Design Module!
Automatically sizes Cables, Transformers, Buses, and Protective Devices to achieve proper size and ratings that meets criteria limits set by the Equipment Evaluation study.  This software is best suited for new system designs or to resolve undersized and/or overdutied equipment for existing systems. Includes user-defined Design libraries to specify equipment that is often purchased.
  • Helps you design safer and more cost effective power systems for low, medium, and high voltage systems.
  • Works seamlessly with the Equipment Evaluation module.
  • Saves you time by automatically entering equipment data for all components based on preset libraries with one click.
  • Increases flexibility by allowing user defined libraries for cables, transformers, buses, and protective devices. 
  • Increases flexibility by auto designing based on equipment type or equipment manufacturer.
  • Saves you time by generating a report that compares "As Found" information with "Auto Design" results.
  • Communicate designs more effectively with professional reports and annotated one-line diagrams.
  • Allows for consistent designs throughout the system.
  • Complies with NEC and other requirements.
  • Note:  Auto Design requires Equipment Evaluation module.

2018 SKM Training Schedule
We trained over 1,000 engineers in our 2017 hosted and onsite classes!  See what they say in our Spotlight section. 

We are proud to release our upcoming 2018 training schedule.  From software training, protection, arc flash analysis, grounding, motor starting, and harmonics, we have something for everyone to enjoy.  2018 Arc Flash classes will also cover changes in NFPA 70E 2018.  Join us and see why thousands of power engineers have praised our training to be the best in the industry.


Training more than 5 engineers? Email for a personalized On-Site Training quote.
New Training Location in Los Angeles!
We are pleased to announce a new location for our Los Angeles classes!  2018 classes will be held at the Torrance Marriott South Bay hotel. 
  • Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach Hotel is only minutes away from miles of pristine California Beaches.  Convenient to Los Angeles International (LAX) and Long Beach (LGB) airports, the Torrance Marriott South Bay hotel is where style meets coastal comfort.
  • Relax in spacious guest rooms with luxury bedding, 49" Televisions and wireless internet.
  • Elevate your spirit in the Village Square, a lush green outdoor venue with an indoor/outdoor pool.
  • 21 Square bar+kitchen bridges the gap between the city and the beach with a locally inspired style that celebrates the sea.

The first Los Angeles class will be held January 29 - Feb 2, 2018 and will feature new changes to NFPA 70E 2018 and NESC C2-2017.

NESC 2017 features:
  • Updated Arc Flash NESC method to the current 2017 standard
  • Updated Minimum Approach Distance (MAD) tables
  • Added NESC labels
  • Utilize phase-to-ground arc faults
  • User-definable factor for three-phase applications
  • Voltage range up to 800kV
  • Duration of arc automatically defined by the protective device TCC or by user input
  • Selection of Supply and Communications work
  • Automated selection of Separation Distance, Minimum Approach Distance (MAD), Gap, and Rubber Insulating Equipment Class per current NESC standard
  • Various selection of equipment type
  • Includes provision for altitude correction factors
  • Report worst-case incident energy among multiple scenarios
  • Various selection of stock Arc Flash labels styles
  • Fully-customizable Arc Flash labels
  • Multiple label printing
  • Export Arc Flash results to a spreadsheet
  • User-definable Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) table
  • Color-coded Arc Flash results viewed in oneline drawings
  • Find Bus and Protective Device in onelines and TCCs from the Arc Flash table
  • Arc Flash datablocks for Oneline, TCC, and reports
  • Enter and store user notes for individual locations
  • Report overdutied equipment
Let our engineers show you the best way to get the most out of your software investment! Our courses help you achieve your goals, whether you want to improve your skills, resume training, or learn how to use Power*Tools for the first time.  SKM training provides you with the correct mixture of lecture, demonstration, and hands-on exercises to maximize your learning experience. Join us and boost your productivity by learning how to use your Power*Tools software more effectively!

Classes fill up quickly, so sign up today!
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SKM Help Desk and Chat

Questions? Check out our Knowledge base!   Need more help?  Submit a ticket through our Help Desk.  With the Help Desk:

  • Submit tickets
  • Easily access and manage your tickets.
  • Attach documents
  • View history of all your tickets, along with responses from our technical staff.

Have a question?  Chat with us!

Live chat is now available 7am - 4pm Monday - Friday!  We added chat services so that you can get immediate access to our Support and Sales staff.  SKM is committed to providing all our customers the best in customer service.  Go to and look for the green chat button.  Ask us anything!

   My SKM Customer Portal
The My SKM customer portal is now live!  Go to to login today! You'll be able to:
  • Order new products
  • Add modules or upgrade an existing license
  • Calculate maintenance fees
  • Pay invoices online
  • View license Information
  • Manage company information
  • Retrieve pending quotes
  • Register for training
  • Manage newsletter subscriptions
    and more!

If you are the main registered user, an account has been created for you. Simply click on "Forgot your password?" for it to be emailed to you. If you have trouble logging in or would like to update your account records, email us at

Solutions For a Growing Industry
As the Power Systems Industry grows and new technologies emerge, more advanced studies will be required. Our state-of-the-art software will be there every step of the way. Whether it be Reliability studies or Harmonic Analysis, SKM will have you covered. Contact us for more information or if you would like a free no-risk demo.
Personal Computing
As our software progresses and our users evolve, there’s an increasing demand to create a customized experience. Power*Tools is the most flexible and customizable software on the market today. Create custom Datablocks, reports, multi-language arc flash labels, one-line templates, and more — quickly and painlessly.
Here are some comments from our previous courses:

“[Instructor] is probably the best communicator I have taken in my 35 years of work. ”

“Extremely well designed class. Good instructor and he was able to pace the class and present the material in an effective manner.”

“The handbook was especially helpful. Instructor clarified some of my misunderstandings.”

“The step-by-step instruction throughout reinforced the processes. That made it easy to remember what I was going to do after awhile. I wish I had taken it 10 years ago!!!”

“It was one of the best trainings I’ve been to. You kept me engaged with very little unnecessary down time and kept the class casual enough where everyone felt comfortable. I appreciate the fact that time seemed to go by very quickly and at the same time I learned a lot more about the software than I thought was possible. The hotel amenities were great as well.”
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Contact Us to Schedule your Next On-Site Training!
Too busy to fly? Have more than 5 engineers to train? No problem, we’ll come to you! Contact us to receive your personalized quote for on-site training.

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   Arc Flash NFPA 70E 2018 Update
We are pleased to announce that Power*Tools Version has been released. NFPA 70E 2018 Arc Flash changes have been incorporated into this release.  Many other changes and enhancements have been made to the software. Please take a few minutes to review the changes and enhancements here

PTW Version can be downloaded by clicking on the My SKM tab from the following link: 

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Email with your license serial number if you do not know who the main registered user is.  

Please do not register for a new account if you are a current SKM user.

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