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Our software automates the calculation of design loads and the checking of strength according to most international standards (ASCE, NESC, IEC, CENELEC, etc.). This has been possible because of Power Line Systems close involvement over the past 30 years with the organizations that developed these standards and the feedback from the electric companies that require their use.
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|PLS-CADD||The standard edition of PLS-CADD is a line design program that includes all the terrain, sag-tension, loads, clearances and drafting functions necessary for the design of an entire power line.
Also includes PLS-CADD/LITE and PLS-CADD/ULTRALITE, but not any of the other items listed below (compare editions).
Options that can be added to PLS-CADD:
Optimum spotting: enables automatic selection of structure locations and types for the least cost design of a line
SAPS finite element sag-tension: provides a superior alternative to the built-in ruling span sag-tension
|PLS-CADD/LITE||Simplified edition of PLS-CADD for calculation of sags and tensions in a single span, thermal ratings and structure loading trees for a single structure. Included at no charge with the standard edition (compare editions).
Includes PLS-CADD/ULTRALITE, but does not include the terrain modeling, material or drafting functions of the standard edition and is based on the ruling span concept. (PLS-CADD/LITE does not open or act as a viewer for PLS-CADD Standard edition models)
|PLS-CADD/SURVEY||Surveyor's edition of PLS-CADD that provides terrain modeling and drafting capabilities, but not structure spotting, loads, clearances, or sag-tension (compare editions).|
|TOWER||TOWER analyzes, designs and optimizes steel lattice towers for transmission and substation applications.
A separate EDF/RTE option for French design practices is available.
|PLS-POLE||PLS-POLE analyzes and designs structures with wood, laminated wood, steel, concrete or fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) poles, or modular aluminum masts.
(Replaces our earlier CPOLE, CFRAME, SPOLE, SFRAME, WPOLE, WFRAME, and GMAST programs)
|SAPS||Structural Analysis of Power and communication Systems is the analysis engine that powers our other software. It can be purchased for standalone use to solve exotic problems. SAPS can act as a plug-in to add finite element sag-tension to the standard edition of PLS-CADD.|
|SAGSEC||SAGSEC performs finite element analysis of cables using a linear material conductor model. We have provided a table that compares PLS-CADD/Lite and SAGSEC to help determine which better suits your application.|
|CAISSON||CAISSON designs moment resisting reinforced concrete pier foundations and direct embedment depths for poles.|
Price list for single user licenses for software available from Power Line Systems, Inc. All programs require Microsoft Windows (supported versions include Vista, 7 and 8 both 32 and 64 bit). The prices do not include customs import fees or taxes which the user may have to pay. Prices are subject to change without notice. All prices are in U.S. dollars. For additional details including hardware requirements please see Frequently Asked Questions regarding the purchase of PLS software (En Espaņol).
|Optimum spotting option for the standard edition||$4,000|
|SAPSfinite element sag-tension option for the standard edition||$2,500|
|PLS-CADD/LITE||Simplified edition of PLS-CADD, Includes PLS-CADD/ULTRALITE||$2,000|
|PLS-CADD/SURVEY||Surveyor's edition of PLS-CADD||$2,000|
|TOWER||Analysis, design and optimization of steel lattice towers||$3,500|
|EDF/RTE option to add French design practices||$2,000|
|PLS-POLE||PLS-POLE/Bundle of WOOD, STEEL, CONCRETE, LW+MAST and FRP||$8,500|
|PLS-POLE/WOOD for analysis and design of wood poles||$2,500|
|PLS-POLE/STEEL for analysis and design of steel poles||$2,500|
|PLS-POLE/CONCRETE for analysis and design of concrete poles||$2,000|
|PLS-POLE/LW+MAST for analysis and design of laminated wood poles and modular aluminum masts||$2,000|
|PLS-POLE/FRP for analysis and design of Fiber Reinforced Polymer poles||$2,000|
|SAPS||Structural Analysis of Power and communication Systems (same as PLS-CADD option above)||$2,500|
|SAGSEC||Finite element analysis of cables||$2,500|
|CAISSON||Design of concrete pier foundations for poles||$600|
PLS-CADD is a very powerful and comprehensive program. We recommend four to five days of formal training in its use. Classes are regularly scheduled at different locations in the U.S. and abroad. Please see our training page for details.
Multiple copy discounts apply to licenses in valid support registered to a single company. Discounts for multiple licenses of the same program: 30% off full price for licenses 2 to 5, 50% off for licenses 6 and above.
At less than seven licenses, technical support and upgrades (via Internet) for a period of one year are included with your purchase. At seven or more licenses, support and upgrades may be purchased separately for 15-19% of the current cost of all installed licenses.
For more information and/or ordering instructions, please call, write or email. We do most of our shipping by courier (Federal Express or DHL). These couriers do not deliver to Post Office Boxes. We have to provide them with the name of the receiving individual together with his/her complete street address and telephone number. We will need that information before shipment.
Frequently Asked Questions regarding the purchase of PLS software (En Espaņol)