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Analysis and Design of Transmission Towers Using TOWER (includes 28 PDHs), April 29 - May 2, 2014 in Madison, WI (Space still available)
Design of Overhead Transmission Lines using PLS-CADD (includes 32 PDHs), May 5-9, 2014 in Madison, Wisconsin (Space still available)
Design of Transmission Lines, Structures and Foundations (Organized by the University of Wisconsin) November 10-14, 2014 in Madison, Wisconsin
( Check availability)
Computerized Transmission Line Design: PLS-CADD Hands-On Training (Organized by the University of Wisconsin) December 8-12, 2014 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida
( Check availability)
Other authorized classes organized by PLS agents and consultants:
PLS-CADD and PLS-POLE Training - South Africa, April 8-10, 2014 in Johannesburg (by Trans-Africa Projects)
PLS-CADD and PLS-POLE Training - South Africa, June 24-26, 2014 in Cape Town (by Trans-Africa Projects) PLS-CADD Basic and Advanced Training - Brazil, July 21-25, 2014 (date tentative) in Curitiba, Brazil (by Isotech Tecnologia, in Portuguese)
PLS-CADD and PLS-POLE Training - South Africa, November 4-6, 2014 in Johannesburg (by Trans-Africa Projects)
Design and Optimization of Overhead Transmission Lines using PLS-CADD and TOWER, Nov. 22-27, 2014 in Sharjah, UAE (by E. Ghannoum)
Aerial LiDAR enters Indian Electricity Sector by Paul Richardson, Network Mapping in Electric Energy T&D Magazine July, 2013
Otto Lynch is quoted in the Washington Post after the blackout in India
Otto Lynch discussing the State of America's Grid after the San Diego blackout on the September 9th, 2011 NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
NERC Facility Ratings Methodology Alert mentions PLS-CADD as a tool for utilities to "more easily assess their lines"
"Airborne Surveying Aids in Vegetation Management", by Thomas Wells, British Columbia Transmission Corp., Transmission & Distribution World, November 2005
"Aerial Surveys Calculate Vegetation Growth", by Bryan Hooper and Tom Bailey, British Columbia Hydro, Transmission & Distribution World, October 2004
"Use of Probabilistic Temperatures in the Calculation of Transmission Line Ratings using PLS-CADD"
by Milind Khot, Transpower New Zealand, Presentated at EEA Annual Conference & Trade Exhibition, June 17-19 2004, Christchurch, NZ
Composite Technology Announces Ten Sizes of its ACCC Cable Now Available in PLS-CADD Software
"California Bulks Up to Provide More Transmission Capacity",
by Tom Boyko, Transmission & Distribution World, Jun 1, 2004.
"DVP Refurbishes Guyed Transmission Towers",
Transmission & Distribution World, Feb 1, 2004
Composite Technology's ACCC Cable to be Featured in Power Line Systems' CADD Design Tools
Management Takes to the Air", by Bryan Hooper, British Columbia Hydro, Transmission & Distribution World, September 2003
"KCP&L Reconductors Energized 345-kV Line", by John E. White, Quanta
Services, and Paul S. Beaulieu and Rick Albertson, Kansas City Power & Light,
Transmission & Distribution World, September 2003
to September issue with graphics
See how Transpower New Zealand Ltd. saved 34% of total project cost using
PLS-CADD's FE options by reading
Tool Reduces Line-Uprating Costs" by Trevor E. Jacobs and Robert Lake in
the April 2003 edition of Transmission & Distribution World.
"Technology Enhances Joint-Use Planning Process" by Matt Brungardt,
Brungardt Honomichl & Co., P.A.,Transmission & Distribution World, March 2003
"Finding 'Hidden Capacity' In Transmission Lines" by Blake Forbes, Public
Service Company of New Mexico, and Dale Bradshaw and Fisher Campbell, Tennes,
Transmission & Distribution World, September 2002
"Line Design Goes Airborne" by John E. Lionberger and Leslie Duke of Burns &
McDonnell Engineering, Transmission & Distribution World, September 2001
"3-D modeling boosts transmission capacity" by John E. Lionberger and
Leslie Duke of Burns & McDonnell Engineering, Electric Light & Power, July 2001
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Video: Introduction to the Family Manager for Body and Leg Extensions in TOWER version 13
Video: 3D Graphical Stringing in version 13
Video: LiDAR Tools in version 13
Video: Report enhancements in version 13
Video: Creating Custom Reports with XML
Video: Introduction to the QuickSearch Toolbar
Video showing flyby of PLS-CADD model exported to Google Earth
Video demonstrating the TerraServer (now MSR-Maps) Image Download command
Video showing how to Digitize Plan and Profile Drawings
Video showing check of clearances between wires for an entire line at once.
Video showing check of clearances in a roll from a horizontal substation structure to a vertical transmission structure.
Video showing check of structure and guy clearances to wires.
Video showing how to use USGS data with PLS-CADD. Also helpful for those using data obtained via LIDAR or photogrammetry.
Video showing PLS-CADD/PLS-POLE import of information from field populated database.
Video of joint use example in PLS-CADD/Lite and PLS-POLE (demonstrates new wizard interface).
Video of PLS-CADD customize structure command for moving structure attachments and guy anchors (in French).
Video showing import of pictures and staking list from a spreadsheet.
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Norway A beautiful flight across fjords made by Norconsult starting with PLS-CADD's KML export
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