Nov 26, 2014 - 10:40 AM
This is a copy of the support email sent to you. I am posting it here for others to see.
PSCAD does not have an adaptive time step. The time step must be defined at the beginning of the simulation and is static for the entire simulation run. That being said, you can make the plot step larger before you start the simulation and then pause the simulation/change your plot step/un pause the simulation.
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