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Add Pole to Model as Version Plugin

In O-Calc Pro version 5.03, an additional plugin became available for use. This plugin, available from the plugins download website, allows a user incorporate an existing .pplx file into the .pplx file of another pole, as an additional version.

Installing Optional Plugins in O-Calc Pro

While version 5.0.2 of O-Calc includes a set of plugins, it may be beneficial to add additional functionality by downloading, installing, and enabling plugins that aren’t included with the initial installer.

Fast indexing of PPLX data

One of the tasks that sometimes comes up during plugin development is the need to rapidly parse and spatially index a large number of PPLX files.

Using the Working Data Store (WDS)

When creating a plugin, report, or script in O-Calc Pro it is helpful to be able to store information such as state, history, or keys identifying external data sources directly in the PPLX elements. O-Calc Pro provides a mechanism for this in the form of the Working Data Store (WDS).

The ‘Show on Google Earth’ O-Calc Pro Plugin Explained

As a more advanced example of an O-Calc Pro plugin, this article describes the ‘Show on Google Earth’ Plugin. First to understand how this particular integration with Google Earth works from a user perspective, have a look at the following video.

Token substitution helper

When creating scripts and plugins it is sometimes convenient to be able to process a tokenized template and fill in selected values from calculated values or form attributes on the structure.

O-Calc Pro Plugin – “Hello World”

The default O-Calc Pro Plugin template will create a message box showing the message “Hello World”. Below are some explanations of the various code components of this simple plugin example.

Development Environment for O-Calc Pro Plugins


O-Calc Pro Report – “My First Report”

The default O-Calc Pro Report template will create a simple report with default header and a single table of pole capacity utilization values.  Below are some explanations of the various code components of this simple report example.

Units Conversion

O-Calc Pro provides a complete set of routines for performing all of the units conversion that might be required by O-Calc developers.