Introducing SPIDA®silk – The New Industry Standard for Sag and Tension Software

SPIDA®silk – The New Industry Standard for Sag and Tension Software

Gahanna, OH, – SPIDA Software, the trusted Structure Management Solution provider for utilities, telecommunication companies, and contractors, is excited to introduce SPIDAsilk – SPIDA’s new sag and tension software that calculates precise wire sag and tensions and produces conductor installation charts.

Eliminating manual calculations and antiquated reporting, SPIDAsilk is an easy to use, affordable platform that features a user-friendly interface designed to save users time and is equipped with Excel-based reporting. SPIDAsilk evaluates spans with elevation changes, supports stand-mounted equipment, and integrates with SPIDAcalc providing users with an easy mechanism to evaluate unique spans or crossings.

Key product features include:

  • Detailed sag and tension reporting
    • Evaluate single span and ruling spans
    • Create stringing tension reports
    • Wire reports based on code specified or custom weather cases at initial, final without creep and final with creep conditions
  • Communication bundles
    • SPIDAcalc’s easy-to-use bundling feature has been integrated into SPIDAsilk for quick definition of communication bundles and overlashing
    • Set a constraint for the complete bundle or explicitly set the initial messenger tension
    • Evaluate wire-mounted equipment
  • Identify sag measurements anywhere along the span

 

“SPIDAsilk has been a work in progress for several years, and we’re excited to finally bring it to market”, said Kevan Kramb, Technical Lead at SPIDA Software. “After working closely with clients and learning their biggest challenges, SPIDAsilk was developed to relieve the manual burden and outdated processes so many are accustomed to. From setting a limiting condition based upon sag, tension, or RTS limits to evaluating communication bundles with strand-mounted equipment, SPIDAsilk is a complete, comprehensive solution for the industry”.

SPIDA®silk – The New Industry Standard for Sag and Tension Software

Visit www.spidasoftware.com/spidasilk to learn more, request a quote, or request the previously recorded live SPIDAsilk Demonstration and Presentation here.

About SPIDA Software
Serving the electric and telecommunication industries since 2007, SPIDA Software’s cost-effective Structure Management System is a unique platform developed to create a digital twin of utility overhead systems and a centralized portal for the coordination of activities including joint use and engineering. SPIDA is helping our customers reduce risk, cost, and timelines as they build the electric grid and broadband networks of tomorrow.

SPIDA® Software Announces New Release for SPIDAcalc – V7.3 Golden

SPIDA® Software Announces New Release for SPIDAcalc – V7.3 Golden. New features and functionality include a span-centric profile view featuring clearance annotations, terrain definition, and reporting.

Gahanna, OH, –  SPIDA Software, the trusted Structure Management Solution provider for utilities, telecommunication companies, and contractors, is excited to release the latest version of their overhead structural analysis software, SPIDAcalc – v7.3 Golden. The latest version features a robust set of new features including enhanced functionality and new reporting.

For more than a decade, SPIDAcalc has been used by utility and telecommunications professionals to accurately evaluate overhead systems to more precisely identify assets at risk and safely design new structures. While traditional methods of pole loading are manual, tedious, and inefficient, SPIDAcalc’s intuitive interface pairs powerful pole design with reliable geometric nonlinear analysis, including nonlinear stress-strain wire calculations.

With the release of SPIDAcalc – v7.3 Golden, SPIDA introduces new features and functionality including:

  • Span-centric profile view
    • Clearance annotations and terrain definition along the span
  • New profile view report
  • Integration with SPIDAsilk Sag and Tension Software for additional conductor reporting
  • 3D view enhancements
    • Visualization of full framing on connected adjacent structures
  • Improved tablet touchscreen and GPS functionality for in-field use of SPIDAcalc

 

SPIDAcalc gives you transparency, control, and sophistication through integration and flexibility on data collection, material specifications, and analysis methodology. Go beyond pole loading and ease the process of modeling, analyzing, and optimizing overhead T&D assets.

“With each release of SPIDAcalc, our users gain a collective set of features inspired by industry needs and user’s requests”, said Matt Cain, Product Manager at SPIDA Software. “The team and I are proud to launch this latest version of SPIDAcalc that not only showcases our commitment to continuously improve our products, but also sets the stage for future SPIDAcalc product releases, including clearance automation and rules-based validations”.

Visit http://www.spidasoftware.com/spidacalc to request a complimentary 30-day trial, quote, or register for the upcoming live SPIDAcalc Demonstration here.

 

About SPIDA Software

Serving the electric and telecommunication industries since 2007, SPIDA Software’s cost-effective Structure Management System is a unique platform developed to create a digital twin of utility overhead systems and a centralized portal for the coordination of activities including joint use and engineering. SPIDA is helping our customers reduce risk, cost, and timelines as they build the electric grid and broadband networks of tomorrow.

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Canadian Virtual ICT Forum – Powered by BICSI

Join us for a one-hour webinar on Thursday, October 29, 2020, at 2:25 EDT during the Canadian Virtual ICT Forum – Powered by BICSI as SPIDA’s President Brett Willitt presents on “Demystifying Pole Loading and Make Ready Determination”.

During this webinar, we will review pole loading and clearance considerations and highlight the differences between common industry pole loading methodologies and their impact on make ready determination and cost. Additionally, we will highlight the balance between clearances and pole loading when formulating make ready recommendations by showcasing a variety of common construction situations. Register below.

 

Request the SPIDA®silk Webinar Recording

In this 45-minute SPIDAsilk webinar, we introduced our new Sag and Tension Software, SPIDAsilk. During this SPIDAsilk webinar, we went over the user interface, key features, discussed use cases, and how to implement SPIDAsilk.  

 

Request the recording here.