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CIMverter is a tool for converting power grid topology files based on CIM-XML-RDF into Modelica system models.


  • cmake >=3.5
  • clang
  • Boost >= 1.60.0
  • ctemplate >= 2.3
  • libconifg++
  • as submodule: libcimpp with arabica
  • (Doxygen)


Installation of depenencies

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install cmake clang build-essential g++ python-dev autotools-dev libicu-dev build-essential libbz2-dev libboost-all-dev libctemplate-dev doxygen graphviz libconfig++-dev

Get CIMverter

git clone --recurse-submodules <CIMverter's Git URL>

Build CIMverter with all submodules

mkdir build
cd build/
cmake ..
make -j4

Generate doxygen documentation (optional)

make document


There are two possibilitys to execute CIMverter. First:

cd bin
./CIMverter --help


export CIMVERTER_HOME=your/path/to/build/bin/
./bin/CIMverter --help

For developers:

To update the latest submodules enter the respective submodule directory pull the needed version:

1. cd submodule directory
2. git checkout master or git checkout release
3. git pull
4. git submodule update

To use CIMverter in Debug mode, change the build version to Debug:

cd build/
cmake -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Debug ..

We recommend using clion IDE with cmake build system:

  • Makefile will not be used any more because arabica xml parser

Known Errors

Authority problems

If your project Folder has authority problems, change the owner of it:

sudo chown -R [your account username] CIMverter/

setDependencyCheckOff() should be added right now before bug fixed of the CIM Parser

see line 133 in main.cpp

Solve Eclipse CDT indexer unresolve inclusion problem: