The DMT, or Digital Measurement Technology, process in O-Calc Pro allows a user to obtain information from a photo of a pole that was taken with a CVT, or a Calibrated Visual Target. This technology allows a user to obtain attachment heights, span diameters, and other information. However, if a photo is taken without a ..
O-Calc Pro determines the overturn moment of a pole based on the technique detailed in RUS Bulletin 1724E-200. The overturn moment is calculated as follows: P = (S * (D ^ 3.75)) / (L – 2 – 0.662 * D) Where P represents the horizontal force in pounds 2 feet from the top that will ..
In the latest release of O-Calc Pro, Version 5.03, several updates have been made to familiar processes. One update is the way in which Master and User catalogs can be added to the program. In previous versions, Installing the O-Calc Pro software included additional catalogs that a customer could use. These catalogs included Steel Poles, ..
Within O-Calc Pro, there are several tension types available for a user to choose from – additional information on those tension types can be found in the wiki article on various types of tension. This article focuses on a new feature in O-Calc, called the Sag Tension Table Generator. When utilizing Sag to Tension mode, ..
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. First, ensure that this plugin has been downloaded/installed, per the Installing Additional Plugins in O-Calc Pro ..
In previous versions of O-Calc Pro, a user has always had the ability to adjust the end drop/rise value for a span. This attribute can be found by selecting a span, and is visible under the “Standard” filter in the Data Entry Window. Enter a value for the end drop/rise adjusts the attachment height at ..
In O-Calc Pro v. 5.03 additional functionality was added to incorporate the use of a reference that can be set by the user. Two additional shortcuts were created to utilize this set reference for the manipulation of the height and rotation of various objects in O-Calc Pro. A reference can be set as an object, ..
Among the updates to O-Calc Pro, Version 5.03 includes a number of new shortcuts that can be used to expedite the pole building process. Existing shortcuts includes: Entering “Tip” for the Installation Height, to place an item at the tip of the pole Adjusting ‘height of attachment’ relative to the tip of the pole by ..
Any component utilized in the construction of an O-Calc Pro pole model has several attributes available to the user. These attributes can be found by selecting an item, and viewing available attributes in the Data Entry Panel of the O-Calc Pro interface. These attributes can vary between different types of items. For example, a pole ..
In a previous post, some of the advanced features of Notes were discussed. One additional note feature is that they can be utilized with images of a pole, within the ‘Measure’ tab in O-Calc Pro. It is possible to add a Calculation style note to an item, for example, and create some labeled values. A ..