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Component Libraries

The following links will download component library files for use in PLS-POLE and TOWER. Use of these files is at the user's risk, and as with all projects, qualified Engineers should review and modify them as necessary.

These files will work with versions 14.00 and later of PLS-POLE or TOWER. Should you need to upgrade, please contact us at sales@powline.com.

To download a file, simply click on it and then save it to your computer when prompted or while in File/Preferences in PLS-POLE or TOWER use the Download From PLS function to automatically download the file.

Miscellaneous Data

Library Link Filename Description
PLS-POLE RUS Structure Model Library rus_structures_2015.bak
rus_structures_2015.frm
Updated October 2015 Based on RUS Bulletins 1728F-810, 1728F-811, and 1728F-803
Cable/Guy Library guy.cab Based on publicly available ASTM A363 and A475 data. Please note that the Allowable % of Ultimate values have been set to 100% since the 0.9 strength factor is normally accounted for in the Structure Loads tables (as we did in our sample NESC Criteria files).
PUPI Fiberglass Crossarm Library pupi_2017_06_22.xrm Updated June 2017 This library contains PUPI Fiberglass Crossarms: distribution crossarms and transmission crossarms. This update focuses on cataloged crossarms that conform directly to RUS standards for hole sizes and placement, for single-pole and dual-pole mounting. Please see the Component Notes and http://www.pupicrossarms.com for more information.
PUPI Fiberglass Brace Library pupi_2017_07_26.brc Updated July 2017 This library contains PUPI Fiberglass Braces: distribution braces, transmissions braces, and x-braces. This update focuses on cataloged braces that conform directly to standard structural spacing, per RUS specifications. Please see the Component Notes and http://www.pupicrossarms.com for more information.
REA Crossarms Library rea-2015.xrm Updated October 2015 This is a compilation of several documents: REA 1728F-803, 1728F-810, 1728F-811 and 1724E-200. Please see the crossarm page for details.
Hughes Brothers Brace Library hughes.brc This library contains Hughes Brothers transmission braces.
Trinity Meyer Tubular Davit Arm Library (New) meyerld-2012-rev.tdv Updated November 2012 This library contains Light Duty, Medium Duty, and Heavy Duty davit arms for use with LD Series poles and other applications.
Trinity Meyer Old Tubular Davit Arm Library (Pre-2012) Pre_2012_tmld.tdv This library contains Light Duty, Medium Duty, and Heavy Duty davit arms for use with LD Series poles and other applications (Pre-2012).
Laminated Wood Systems PhaseRaiser Library phaseraiser_library_jan11.xrm This crossarm library when used with the PhaseRaiser Wizard can rapidly model a LWS PhaseRaiser in both single pole and H-frame wood structures. See the component notes and http://www.lwsinc.com/phaseraiser for more information.
DIS-TRAN Wood Products - Brace Library distran.brc This library contains DIS-TRAN's standard braces.
Brooks Manufacturing - Brace Library brooks.brc Updated October 2013 This library contains many of Brooks Manufacturing braces including Face Mounted, Knee, Vee, Tension, Combination, and X-Braces.
Brooks Manufacturing - Crossarm Library brooks-201407.xrm Updated July 2014 This library contains many of Brooks Manufacturing single and double crossarms, including REA Standard crossarms, and standard double crossarms and dead ends.

TOWER Components

Library Link Filename Description
ArcelorMittal Big Angle Library arcelormittal_big_american.ang This library contains large angle sizes that ArcelorMittal supplies in the United States.
ArcelorMittal Metric Angle Library arcelormittal_metric.ang This library contains metric angle sizes that ArcelorMittal manufactures.
ArcelorMittal American Steel Material Properties arcelormittal_american.smp This library contains the steel material properties for angles that ArcelorMittal supplies in America.
ArcelorMittal Canadian Steel Material Properties arcelormittal_canadian.smp This library contains the steel material properties for angles that ArcelorMittal supplies in Canada.
ArcelorMittal European Steel Material Properties arcelormittal_european.smp This library contains the steel material properties for angles that ArcelorMittal supplies in Europe.

Insulators

Library Link Filename Description
Hubbell Power Systems / Ohio Brass Quadri-Sil® Insulator Library HPS_OB.inl Updated April 2012 This library contains Quadri-Sil® suspension, strain and post insulators.
K-LINE Insulators Limited k-line_2012.inl This library contains K-LINE strain, suspension and post insulators. See the Component Notes and http://www.k-line.net for more information. Updated February 15, 2012.
Lapp Insulator Library lapp.inl This library contains Lapp's Rodurflex® composite strain, suspension, post and braced post insulators. See the Component Notes and http://www.lappinsulator.com for more information.
MPS/Reliable Insulator Library mps.inl This library contains MacLean Power Systems/Reliable Insulator APEX Family of strain, suspension and post insulators. See the Component Notes and http://www.macleanpower.com for more information.
Ohio Brass Insulator Library ob.inl This library contains suspension, post and braced post insulators from section 26 of the Ohio Brass January 2002 catalog for Hi*Lite®XL transmission insulators.
Sediver Insulator Library sediver.inl This library contains Sediver's strain, suspension, and 2-part insulators. See the Component Notes and http://www.sediver.com for more information.

Steel Poles

Library Link Filename Description
DIS-TRAN Steel, LLC Steel Pole Library distransteel_wpe_catalog.spp Updated February 2014This library contains DIS-TRAN's pre-engineered steel pole designs referred to as WPE's.
FWT Steel Pole Library fwt_wpe.spp This library contains FWT's pre-engineered steel pole designs referred to as WPE's.
Nello Steel Pole Library nello.spp This library contains Nello's pre-engineered steel pole designs.
ROHN Products Steel Pole Library rohn_catalog_pep_2017.spp This library contains ROHN Products's pre-engineered steel pole designs.
Sabre Tubular Structures Steel Pole Library Sabre_STS-LD_2009.spp Updated for 2009 This library contains Sabre light duty steel pole designs.
Trinity Meyer Steel Pole Library (New) tmus-2016.spp This library contains Light Duty (LD) steel pole designs.
Trinity Meyer Steel Pole Library (2012-2016) meyerld-2012.spp This library contains Light Duty (LD) steel pole designs (2012-2016).
Trinity Meyer Old LD Steel Pole Library (Pre-2012) Pre_2012_tmld.spp This library contains Light Duty (LD) steel pole designs (Pre-2012).
Utility Pole Solutions Direct Buried Steel Pole Library utilitypolesolutions-direct-buried-steel-pole-library.spp This library contains the current inventory of Direct Buried Steel Poles from Utility Pole Solutions
Utility Pole Solutions Baseplate Steel Pole Library utilitypolesolutions-baseplate-steel-pole-library.spp This library contains the current inventory of Baseplate Steel Poles from Utility Pole Solutions
Valmont Steel Pole Library valmont_sw07.spp Updated April, 2016 VALMONT NEWMARK SW CLASS (12-Sided) SW07 Series; Steel Equivalent to Wood Reduction Factor at 0.625.
Valmont Steel Pole Library valmont_sw10.spp VALMONT NEWMARK SW CLASS (12-Sided) SW10 Series; Steel Equivalent to Wood Reduction Factor at 0.65.
Valmont Steel Pole Library valmont_swr10.spp VALMONT NEWMARK SWR CLASS (Round) SWR10 Series; Steel Equivalent to Wood Reduction Factor at 0.65.
Valmont Steel Pole Library valmont_sw-v20.spp VALMONT NEWMARK SW CLASS (12-Sided) V Class Series; Tip Loads from 13,000 lbs. to 20,000 lbs.
Transamerican Power Poles wpe-tapp.spp This library contains TransAmericanís pre-engineered WPE steel pole designs.
SAE TOWERS Light Duty Steel Poles Library sae_ld_ra.spp This library contains SAE TOWERS light duty steel pole library.

Wood and Laminated Wood Poles

Library Link Filename Description
Wood Pole and Material Libraries Based on ANSI O5.1 2002, 2008, 2015 and 2017
Laminated Wood Systems E-LAM pole Library elam.lpp This library contains LWS E-LAM laminated wood pole designs in the PLS-POLE laminated pole library (.lpp) format.
McFarland Cascade Laminated Wood Pole Library mcpoles_2015.lpp Updated April, 2015 This library contains McFarland Cascade laminated wood pole designs in the PLS-POLE laminated pole library (.lpp) format.

FRP Poles

Library Link Filename Description
Creative Pultrusions, Inc. FRP Pole Library creative_pultrusions.fpp This library contains Creative Pultrusions' Fiber Reinforced Polymer pole designs.
Duratel Composite Pole Library duratel.fpp Updated March 2013 This requires version 12.37 or newer of PLS-POLE. This library contains the information necessary to work with Duratel, LLC poles in PLS-POLE using the Fiber Reinforced Polymer pole element.
RStandard Modular Composite Utility Pole Library RStandard_Utility20090421.fpp This library contains the information necessary to design Resin Systems RStandard poles in PLS-POLE using the Fiber Reinforced Polymer pole element.
RStandard Modular Composite Antenna Pole Library RStandard_Antenna20090421.fpp This library contains the information necessary to design Resin Systems RStandard poles for telecommunications applications in PLS-POLE using the Fiber Reinforced Polymer pole element.
Shakespeare Composite Pole Library shakespeare.fpp This requires version 12.39 or newer of PLS-POLE. This library contains the information necessary to work with Shakespeare's Tuff-Pole® in PLS-POLE using the Fiber Reinforced Polymer pole element.

Once you download the files into the appropriate directory you should run PLS-POLE/TOWER. Now, simply select the new components file in the File/Preferences dialog. These components will then be available for use in the corresponding geometry tables.

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LEGAL DISCLAIMER: These files are being provided on an "as-is" basis. Neither Power Line Systems, Inc., nor the various manufacturers accept responsibility for the accuracy herein, and the end user is ultimately responsible for the verification of all data.


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