At Power Line Systems we continually improve our software. Below we list some of the more significant enhancements made recently.
These features are either currently shipping or will ship in the next version. If you see a feature you would like to start using please
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Now allow most recurring error messages to be redirected to a report.
Drafting/Attachments/Attachment Manager now supports a "Plan view vertical plane" image attachment mode for locating GPS camera images in the plan coordinate system. Program will automatically extract image coordinates and azimuth angle from GPS camera (including iPhone) EXIF data when present.
New Drafting/Structure & Section Labeling dialog that replaces and greatly expands upon capability formerly in View/Display options/Profile View Structure & Section Labels.
Custom symbols can now be drawn at Structure Center, Pole Bases, Tower Leg Bases and Guy Anchor locations.
Completely overhauled Lines/Reports/Construction Staking Report to include graphical staking diagrams and material and to provide control over reference hubs.
Structure weight spans are now adjusted to account for insulator counter weights.
Structure interaction diagrams and wind and weight span strength definitions can now have limit on percent of maximum wind span, percent of maximum weight span and minimum weight span from a single side.
Criteria/Structure Loads/Wind Direction now has a "MAX: Global wind direction producing maximum structure usage for M4 structures and maximum base moment for M1/M2/M3 structures."
New "Include chained insulators in L2 and L3 models" option under Criteria/SAPS Finite Element Sag-Tension allows modeling of insulators supported by other insulators.
Added surveyed temperature for each span feature so that wire temperature can vary throughout a tension section.
Sections/Thermal Calculations now supports IEEE Standard 738-2012 which can result in core strand temperature hotter than outer strands.
FE sag-tension refined for improved convergence and faster length calculations.
Added support for "REE Spain RD 223/2008" wire wind height adjust method.
Version 12.10 released
Added 'NESC 2012' options for wind adjustment with height, wire gust response factor and structure wind load models defined in Criteria/Weather and Criteria/Structure Loads.
Added Quick Search Toolbar which can be used to search the menus, help, technical notes and videos. Also acts as a calculator (try typing "=10*sin(45)").
Added support for display of GPS camera and iPhone pictures in the 3d view. To use this simply attach your pictures using the new "Plan view vertical plane" image attachment mode in Drafting/Attachments/Attachment Manager. Image locations and azimuths are automatically extracted from image EXIF data.
Added Sections/Concentrated Loads Automatic Placement feature for reporting on wires exceeding a specified height above ground or automatically placing marker balls on them. Options are provided to control spacing, staggering between different wires, alternating between different colors...