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Modeling a Pole Top Extension

A pole top extension is designed to extend the height of the pole, generally through the use of a crossarm or additional attachment. This attachment elevates a span or piece of equipment above the existing height of the pole. Since this is a fairly common practice, a user can model a pole top exten.

Creating Custom Loadcases

The O-Calc Pro Master Catalog features an extensive list of components that can be included in a pole model. Of those components, the loadcase component acts as the driving force behind the calculations that are performed. The ‘Load Cases’ folder contains the safety requirements for the National El.

Use of Range Poles in DMT Process

The DMT Process refers to the use of the Digital Measurement Technology in O-Calc Pro. This technology typically requires a photograph of a pole be taken with a CVT, or Calibrated Visual Target, attached to the pole. This CVT is used in O-Calc to obtain height measurements for various attachments. .

Using the Osmose® ET-Truss™ Selector Tool

O-Calc Pro contains many features designed to enhance the accuracy of a pole model. In some cases, accurately modeling all available parameters of a pole can indicate that a pole does not comply with pole loading code requirements so its allowable capacity utilization exceeds 100%. When a pole’s gr.

Spool Rack Modeling

The O-Calc Pro Master Catalog contains many items that can be modeled on a utility pole. However, not all items found in the field can be found in the catalog. For this reason, O-Calc Pro has the ability to model items as generic equipment using a blend of shapes with different attributes.

Using error logging to diagnose problems

Osmose endeavors to test O-Calc Pro on as many different systems and configurations as possible but occasionally there are installations that do not operate correctly due to unanticipated system setting, other installed security software, or non-standard drivers. When this happens O-Calc Pro provid.

Resetting Tension on Spans from the User Catalog

The default tension type of a span pulled from the Master Catalog is always Static Tension. When a span is added to a model, the Static Tension is calculated using a percentage table that can be set by the user. If then, that span is taken from the pole and placed into the User Catalog, that tensio.

Using Pole Solver for Overloaded Poles

O-Calc Pro is a pole loading software designed to inform the user of pole failure, which is the result of a pole being overloaded. An overloaded pole has a capacity utilization value that exceeds 100%. This means that the load being applied to the pole exceeds the amount that the pole can support. .

Topping a Pole in O-Calc Pro

The field practice of “topping” a pole can be modeled successfully in O-Calc Pro. When a pole is “topped”, a portion of the top of the pole is cut off. This could be for a number of reasons, like pole tip deterioration, or the desire to use a heftier class pole that isn’t necessarily very tall. By .

Application of Overturn Moment as a Function of Soil Class

O-Calc Pro determines the overturn moment of a pole based on the technique detailed in RUS Bulletin 1724E-200. The overturn moment is calculated as follows: