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Command Bar Feature

The Command Bar feature allows many operations to be performed without using a mouse or trackpad. This can be very helpful for laptop users and can speed up certain operations.

Modeling Non-Wood Poles

While O-Calc Pro provides a number of non-wood poles as part of our available catalogs, it may be necessary to create custom poles from scratch. O-Calc is capable of modeling metal, concrete and composite poles. Unlike wood poles, non-wood pole properties are specified by the manufacturer of the po.

Managing Catalogs

One of the central concepts in O-Calc Pro is the use of the catalog. The catalog stores assemblies, stores objects, stores the components that you uses to build up your pole model and perform your analysis. While O-Calc Pro offers numerous catalogs for download, it may not be convenient to have all.

Setting Ownership in O-Calc Pro

The Master Catalog of O-Calc Pro contains all of the components that may be used to generate a model, or a .pplx file. Each of these items has many properties associated with it, which can be found and edited in the Data Entry Panel. While most of these attributes adjust some aspect of how an objec.

Adding a Tap

Oftentimes when modelling a pole in O-Calc Pro from field notes, a User may encounter the need to model a span that is not attached at the pole, but rather attached to a span. This is usually seen in service drops for Secondary or Communications spans. Essentially, a segment of the conduit acts as .

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.