There are a number of ways to view capacity utilization in O-Calc Pro. Within the Capacity Display Window, the user may view the capacity as a percentage or as a numeric display that includes bending moment values for the pole. This window displays the bending moment for the entire pole. However, it is also possible ..
A number of attributes exist within O-Calc Pro that allow the user to model a structure more accurately. In regards to the pole itself, all of the attributes that can be modified are found in the data entry window. This window displays a pole’s attributes when a pole is selected in the inventory window or ..
In the O-Calc Master catalog, there are a variety of span types of varying sizes and specifications. However, there may be a situation in which a wire is not included in this catalog. To accurately model a cable that is not included in a catalog, it is possible to adjust a few key attributes of ..
In O-Calc there are a number of options available to customize the tension on a span. These options can be found by selecting a span, and selecting the Tension Sag filter in the Data Entry Window. When Table is selected, a Tension Table can be created by selecting the light blue dot to the right ..
The O-Calc Pro master catalog includes a number of options regarding types of insulators that may be used for modeling accurately. Among these options are Pin insulators, which can be set in O-Calc to either be free or clamped; essentially either allowing the tensions among the attached spans to equalize, or stay fixed. ..
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. To access the list of available plugins for your version of O-Calc you need to do the following: Under “Tools” >> “Misc…”>> “Download Plugins ..
For any ordinary type of standard analysis tasks, and even for the bulk of advanced tasks O-Calc Pro has reports and tools provided for you to use. On occasion however there will be some form of analysis or manipulation that requires deep and advanced access to elements or calculated values. In this post we will ..
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. Performing this task by fully hydrating each PPLX file into O-Calc proper, while relatively quick, would still take more time than desired for a large number of poles. In ..