Virtual PLS-CADD European Seminar - Design of Transmission and Distribution Lines in PLS-CADD

Online training in PLS-CADD

This is a ten-day virtual course that is run live by an instructor. Attendees will participate using an online platform that provides access to the key software in PLS-CADD but from the comfort of their home or office.

The course will teach attendees how to use the design programs for transmission and distribution projects produced by Power Line Systems (PLS). It will deliver the required understanding to create efficient, optimal designs. Modules include criteria development, structure design, conductor sagging and plan and profile drawings. By running the course over 10 days, we can keep the training to the morning enabling you to continue with your normal work duties in the afternoon. This provides the best balance of learning, allowing plenty of time for attendees to ask questions and ensures the course isn't overwhelming or feels rushed.

Who Should Attend?

The course is intended for powerline engineers and technicians. Attendees should have a basic understanding of overhead line design concepts already. The class focuses on the use of the software and not on the fundamentals of line design.

Course information


The course language will be in English.

Training cost is £1,800 + VAT per person.

Course will run over a two week period for a total of ten days (these are half days only)

Week 1: Mon - Friday 09.00 - 12.00 UK time

Week 2: Mon - Friday 09.00 - 12.00 UK time

To provide the best experience to all attendees places on the online course are limited to the first 8 registrants. We must receive payment and your registration form in order to reserve your place.

Software provided

This is a ‘hands-on’ class where attendees will learn by using PLS-CADD™. The latest PLS-CADD™ software will be provided for each attendee for the duration of the class.

Course Dates

Course Location


Course Content

  • An overview of PLS programs and the basic functions
    of PLS-CADD™
  • Using survey data including feature codes, alignments
    and terrain modelling
  • The use of drawings, shapefiles and imagery
  • Hands on exercise using live LiDAR project
  • Looking at sag tension
  • Modelling spans and design criteria
  • Structure and cable functions
  • Thermal ratings
  • Hand on exercise
  • Definition of components
  • Building a structure
  • Loading and analysis
  • Hands on exercise using a live user project
  • Geometry and connnectivity
  • Adding steelwork and members
  • Loading and analysis
  • Hands on exercise using a live user project
  • Prohibited and additional cost zones
  • Available structure list
  • Running an optimisation process
  • Hands on excercise
  • Engineering reports
  • Construction reports
  • Sharing data from reports
  • Program customisations
  • Materials management
  • SAPS integration
  • Danger trees
  • Leg and guy extension reports
  • Site specific structure functions
  • Hands on exercise

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