Design of Transmission and Distribution Lines in PLS-CADD

Learn the industry standard in overhead line design software.

This is a five-day seminar held at NM Group Technology Centre in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire. 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. 

The training will take the form of a classroom style lecture and practical training exercises. The training will be conducted in English.


Course Dates

Course Location

NM Group Technology Centre in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

Course Content

  • An overview of PLS programs and the 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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