the Capabilities of PLS-CADD
In addition to the commonly used Engineering Standards
& Calculations, Sag-Tension, Terrain Model, Three Dimensional Engineering
Model, Structure Modeling and Plan & Profile Drafting; PLS-CADD has other
powerful tools available to the proficient user.
a specialty transmission and distribution design and design/build (EPC) firm
primarily specializing in high voltage electrical substations and
transmission/distribution lines. Ampirical is a very seasoned PLS-CADD user
who has help clients automate and enhance design efficiencies in PLS-CADD for
their transmission system as well as other T&D applications.
"Are you using PLS-Cadd to its fullest capacity?”
help in your automate expedition of PLS-CADD!
proven entity in helping clients automate their PLS-CADD capabilities for
Here is what Ampirical can do for you:
has taken Clients
standard framings drawings and built a library of PLS-POLE models for each of
those standard framings. This was
performed for steel, concrete and Method 1 (stick figure) structures at voltages
from 69kV - 500kV. Ampirical can help
create the same type of PLS-POLE framing library for YOU.
.pol framing model includes a complete Bill of Materials for that standard
framing, including but not limited to (OHGW connection, insulators, attachment
hardware, hardware for pole numbering, grounding, guys, anchors, nuts, bolts,
framings are also set up strategically in a way that PLS-POLE acknowledges
which conductor size is being used in PLS-CADD.
It will then automatically select the appropriate suspension clamp, DE
clamp, armor rod and jumper terminal for the correct size conductor (ASCR,
ACSS, ACCC, etc.), the correct size OHGW or the correct size OPGW. If you change
the conductor size in PLS-CADD the BOM automatically changes all the variable
conductor parts to that new conductor size.
results into being able to create a BOM on a structure-by-structure basis, as
well as generate a complete BOM for the entire job.
can also be added to give quick estimates for both material and labor.
the framings already built and the BOM being linked to the .pol files the
design time is dramatically decreased and the accuracy is increased.