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PLS-CADD: Step by Step Guide by WAPCOS LIMITED

File
New
PLS-CADD Lite
Criteria
Weather Case
Code Specific Wind & Terrain
Creep Stretch
Bimetallic Conductor
Cable Tension
Automatic Sagging
Weight Span
Structure Loads
Phase Clearance
Insulator Swing

Becomes a .CRI File

Section
Create New Cable File

One Conductor File and One Earthwire File

Line
Setup
Select Cable File
Fill in the Properties
Refer to the file containing conductor properties
Save and Close
File
New
PLS-CADD
Criteria
Load CRI File

Terrain
Feature
Add
Add required Voltage
Edit
Fill in the details
Open Excel File with Survey Point Data
Save it as Tab Delimited File
Go back to PLS-CADD
Terrain
Edit
Merge Points from external file
Merge XYZ Points from user defined XYZ
Select the saved tab
delimited file
Import
Format
x
nth tab delimited field
1
nth tab delimited field
2
y
nth tab delimited field
2
nth tab delimited field
3
z
nth tab delimited field
3
nth tab delimited field
4
Code
nth tab delimited field
4

nth tab delimited field


5
Plan
View
nth tab delimited field
5
nth tab delimited field
6
Profile
View
nth tab delimited field
5
nth tab delimited field
6
Alignment
Automatic
OR
Manual Alignment

Add Vpi at AP1, AP2, AP3..

Structures
Create New
Structures
Create 4
Folders
a
Create a
structure
DA + 0
Description
Height
Embedded Length

Set

Phase

DA + 0
Refer to Tower Properties File
Refer to Tower Properties File
Min. Allowabl
Insulat
Set Insulat
Insul.
Attach. Attach. Req.Ver
e
Dead
or
Insul.
Descip
or
Wind
Trans. Dist.
tical Suspensi
End Set
Weigh
Length
tion
Type
Area
Offset Below Load on Swing
t
(uplift) Angles

No

No

REW

LEW

Clamp

Clamp

Suspen
sion

No

RTC

No

Suspen
RMC
sion

No

RBC

Suspen
sion

LTC

Suspen
sion

LMC

Suspen
sion

No

No

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Refer
to
Tower
Proper
ties
Refer
to
Tower
Proper
ties
Refer
to
Tower
Proper
ties
Refer
to
Tower
Proper
ties
Refer
to
Tower
Proper
ties

Refer
to
Tower
Proper
ties
Refer
to
Tower
Proper
ties
Refer
to
Tower
Proper
ties
Refer
to
Tower
Proper
ties
Refer
to
Tower
Proper
ties

Refer
to
Tower
Proper
ties
Refer
to
Tower
Proper
ties
Refer
to
Tower
Proper
ties
Refer
to
Tower
Proper
ties
Refer
to
Tower
Proper
ties

Refer
to
Tower
Proper
ties
Refer
to
Tower
Proper
ties
Refer
to
Tower
Proper
ties
Refer
to
Tower
Proper
ties
Refer
to
Tower
Proper
ties
Refer
to
Tower
Proper
ties
Refer
to
Tower
Proper
ties

No
Uplift

-90, 90 90, 90 90, 90 90, 90

No
Uplift

-90, 90 90, 90 90, 90 90, 90

Refer to
Tower
No
Properti Uplift
es File

-90, 90 90, 90 90, 90 90, 90

Refer to
Tower
No
Properti Uplift
es File

-90, 90 90, 90 90, 90 90, 90

Refer to
Tower
No
Properti Uplift
es File

-90, 90 90, 90 90, 90 90, 90

Refer to
Tower
No
Properti Uplift
es File

-90, 90 90, 90 90, 90 90, 90

Refer to
Tower
No
Properti Uplift
es File

-90, 90 90, 90 90, 90 90, 90

No

LBC

Refer Refer Refer Refer


Refer to
to
to
to
to
Suspen
Tower
No
Tower Tower Tower Tower
sion
Properti Uplift
Proper Proper Proper Proper
es File
ties
ties
ties
ties

-90, 90 90, 90 90, 90 90, 90

Struct. Strength
Allowable Spans
Fill in the properties by referring to the Tower Properties
Make 3 copies of DA + 0 struct File
Rename them as
DA + 3,
Edit
DA + 3
Description
Height
DA + 6
Description
Height
DA + 9
Description
Height

DA + 6, DA + 9

DA + 3
Add 3m to the existing height
DA + 6
Add 6m to the existing height
DA + 9
Add 9m to the existing height

b
Create a
structure
DB + 0
Description
Height
Embedded Length
Set

Phase

DB + 0
Refer to Tower Properties File
Refer to Tower Properties File
Insulat
Min.
Set Insulat
Insul.
Attach.
Dead
or
Insul. Attach. Trans.
Req.Verti
Descip
or
Wind
Dist.
Offset
End Set
Weigh
Length
cal Load
tion
Type
Area
Below
t
(uplift)
Refer to Tower
Yes
REW Clamp NA
NA
NA
No Uplift
Properties File
Refer to Tower
Yes
LEW Clamp NA
NA
NA
No Uplift
Properties File

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

RTC

RMC

RBC

LTC

LMC

LBC

Strain

Strain

Strain

Strain

Strain

Strain

Refer
to
Tower
Proper
ties
Refer
to
Tower
Proper
ties
Refer
to
Tower
Proper
ties
Refer
to
Tower
Proper
ties
Refer
to
Tower
Proper
ties
Refer
to
Tower
Proper
ties

Refer
to
Tower
Proper
ties
Refer
to
Tower
Proper
ties
Refer
to
Tower
Proper
ties
Refer
to
Tower
Proper
ties
Refer
to
Tower
Proper
ties
Refer
to
Tower
Proper
ties

Refer
to
Tower
Proper
ties
Refer
to
Tower
Proper
ties
Refer
to
Tower
Proper
ties
Refer
to
Tower
Proper
ties
Refer
to
Tower
Proper
ties
Refer
to
Tower
Proper
ties

Refer to
Refer to Tower Tower
No Uplift
Properties File Properti
es File
Refer to
Refer to Tower Tower
No Uplift
Properties File Properti
es File
Refer to
Refer to Tower Tower
No Uplift
Properties File Properti
es File
Refer to
Refer to Tower Tower
No Uplift
Properties File Properti
es File
Refer to
Refer to Tower Tower
No Uplift
Properties File Properti
es File
Refer to
Refer to Tower Tower
No Uplift
Properties File Properti
es File

Struct. Strength
Allowable Spans
Fill in the properties by referring to the Tower Properties
Make 3 copies of DB + 0 struct File
Rename them as
DB + 3,
Edit
DB + 3
Description

DB + 6, DB + 9

DB + 3

Height

Add 3m to the existing height

Description
Height

DB + 6
Add 6m to the existing height

Description
Height

DB + 9
Add 9m to the existing height

DB + 6

DB + 9

c
Create a
structure
DC + 0
Description
Height
Embedded Length
Set

Phase

DC + 0
Refer to Tower Properties File
Refer to Tower Properties File
Insulat
Set Insulat
Insul.
Dead
or
Insul. Attach. Trans.
Descip
or
Wind
Offset
End Set
Weigh
Length
tion
Type
Area
t
Refer to Tower
Yes
REW Clamp NA
NA
NA
Properties File
Refer to Tower
Yes
LEW Clamp NA
NA
NA
Properties File
Refer Refer Refer
to
to
to
Refer to Tower
Yes
RTC Strain Tower Tower Tower
Properties File
Proper Proper Proper
ties
ties
ties
Refer Refer Refer
to
to
to
Refer to Tower
Yes
RMC Strain Tower Tower Tower
Properties File
Proper Proper Proper
ties
ties
ties
Refer Refer Refer
to
to
to
Refer to Tower
Yes
RBC Strain Tower Tower Tower
Properties File
Proper Proper Proper
ties
ties
ties

Min.
Attach.
Req.Verti
Dist.
cal Load
Below
(uplift)
No Uplift
No Uplift
Refer to
Tower
No Uplift
Properti
es File
Refer to
Tower
No Uplift
Properti
es File
Refer to
Tower
No Uplift
Properti
es File

Yes

Yes

Yes

LTC

LMC

LBC

Refer
to
Strain Tower
Proper
ties
Refer
to
Strain Tower
Proper
ties
Refer
to
Strain Tower
Proper
ties

Refer
to
Tower
Proper
ties
Refer
to
Tower
Proper
ties
Refer
to
Tower
Proper
ties

Refer
to
Tower
Proper
ties
Refer
to
Tower
Proper
ties
Refer
to
Tower
Proper
ties

Refer to
Refer to Tower Tower
No Uplift
Properties File Properti
es File
Refer to
Refer to Tower Tower
No Uplift
Properties File Properti
es File
Refer to
Refer to Tower Tower
No Uplift
Properties File Properti
es File

Struct. Strength
Allowable Spans
Fill in the properties by referring to the Tower Properties
Make 3 copies of DC + 0 struct File
Rename them as
DC + 3,
Edit
DC + 3
Description
Height
DC + 6
Description
Height
DC + 9
Description
Height

DC + 6, DC + 9

DC + 3
Add 3m to the existing height
DC + 6
Add 6m to the existing height
DC + 9
Add 9m to the existing height

d
Create a
structure
DD + 0
Description
Height
Embedded Length

DD + 0
Refer to Tower Properties File
Refer to Tower Properties File

Set

Phase

Insulat
Set Insulat
Insul.
Dead
or
Insul. Attach. Trans.
Descip
or
Wind
Offset
End Set
Weigh
Length
tion
Type
Area
t
Refer to Tower
Yes
REW Clamp NA
NA
NA
Properties File
Refer to Tower
Yes
LEW Clamp NA
NA
NA
Properties File
Refer Refer Refer
to
to
to
Refer to Tower
Yes
RTC Strain Tower Tower Tower
Properties File
Proper Proper Proper
ties
ties
ties
Refer Refer Refer
to
to
to
Refer to Tower
Yes
RMC Strain Tower Tower Tower
Properties File
Proper Proper Proper
ties
ties
ties
Refer Refer Refer
to
to
to
Refer to Tower
Yes
RBC Strain Tower Tower Tower
Properties File
Proper Proper Proper
ties
ties
ties
Refer Refer Refer
to
to
to
Refer to Tower
Yes
LTC Strain Tower Tower Tower
Properties File
Proper Proper Proper
ties
ties
ties
Refer Refer Refer
to
to
to
Refer to Tower
Yes
LMC Strain Tower Tower Tower
Properties File
Proper Proper Proper
ties
ties
ties
Refer Refer Refer
to
to
to
Refer to Tower
Yes
LBC Strain Tower Tower Tower
Properties File
Proper Proper Proper
ties
ties
ties

Min.
Attach.
Req.Verti
Dist.
cal Load
Below
(uplift)
No Uplift
No Uplift
Refer to
Tower
No Uplift
Properti
es File
Refer to
Tower
No Uplift
Properti
es File
Refer to
Tower
No Uplift
Properti
es File
Refer to
Tower
No Uplift
Properti
es File
Refer to
Tower
No Uplift
Properti
es File
Refer to
Tower
No Uplift
Properti
es File

Struct. Strength
Allowable Spans
Fill in the properties by referring to the Tower Properties
Make 3 copies of DD + 0 struct
Rename them as
DD + 3,
Edit
DD + 3
Description
Height
DD + 6
Description
Height
DD + 9
Description
Height

DD + 6, DD + 9

DD + 3
Add 3m to the existing height
DD + 6
Add 6m to the existing height
DD + 9
Add 9m to the existing height

Available Structure List


Add/Del Structures
Add all the structure files
Edit
Cost from Optimization
Use for Automatic Spotting
Set for Automatic Spotting
Auto Spot Min Angle

Refer to the Tower Properties


Yes
Select the tower set to string
a
b
c
d

0
0
15
30

Manual Spotting
Add Structure by Clicking at
Move Structure by Clicking at

Click at AP1

Select Structure File depending upon the angle


a(0-3)
b(3-15)
c(15-30)
d(30-60)

OR
Automatic Spotting
Optimum Spotting
Snap to station of Closest PI
Select first AP Point
Select Last AP Point
Select conductor file

Sections
Auto Stringing
Required Cable File, Required Voltage, Weather Conditon & AutoSagging
Copy above values and fill in each row