While our software is known for its user-friendly design, successful adoption of any technology starts with user education. We pride ourselves on offering innovative training options for all of our applications. For example:

  • Yearly revisions to training manual based on customer feedback
  • Expanded online training options
  • Continued release of self-education materials, including videos and documentation
At SPIDA, we continuously evolve our training offerings to meet industry needs by consistently generating new material and teaching methods.

On-site Training

SPIDA will come to you!

Our training and product specialists will travel to your office to train the users in your workforce in a one or two-day session designed to cover the topics that are most important to you. SPIDA training manuals are provided for each trainee and contain training modules selected by your organization to satisfy and cover your specific use cases.

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Online Training

In a modernizing world, it’s necessary to lean on alternatives to traditional training methods. SPIDA offers several training resources online to bring users up to speed quickly and affordably. Online training can be delivered as a brief, four-hour session or a complete two-day course. We use a webinar-style training, which allows students to view the trainer’s screen and to complete exercises in the provided training manual.

Due to COVID-19, SPIDA has increased our availability for online training. We understand that safety is paramount during this time, so we’ve modified our one- and two-day training sessions to provide trainees with as close to an onsite experience as possible. Prior to the training session, printed training materials will be distributed and during the training session, users will be able to:

  • Raise their hands or ask questions
  • Chat with the instructor or other trainees
  • Share their screen with the class
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On the Go

Attend a SPIDA Tech Conference!

Do you need training for only a small number of users? Consider sending them to a SPIDA Tech conference at our headquarters in Columbus, Ohio to one of our SPIDA Tech on the Go events, where we take our training curriculum on the road to various locations across the United States and Canada.

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On your Own

We understand that some users prefer to educate themselves on their own before investing in instructor-led training. For these users, we have training material available online that you can access with your SPIDA account credentials. On our support site, you’ll find:

  • A digital user manual
  • Instructional how-to articles
  • Introductory videos to get you started with SPIDAcalc
  • Recordings of previous lunch-and-learn topics
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What Topics are Covered?

While we offer an extended list of topics that may be covered during training, some of the options include:

  • User Orientation: master navigating the SPIDAcalc interface
  • Project Settings and Intro to Design: examine available project settings, work with sample project files, and create your own project
  • Client File and Local Assemblies: discover the benefits of designing with assemblies and  build your own assemblies using various graphic views
  • Connectivity: learn how to build a connected pole line and how connectivity makes project editing simple and efficient
  • Advanced Project Design: complete a multi-pole project utilizing design skills acquired in beginner modules and expanding those concepts
  • Utilizing Staking Sheets and Field Notes for Design: use a staking sheet to map and build an entire pole line
  • Using Pole Images and Photo View: utilize pole images for modeling and learn how to adjust attachment heights using Photo View
  • Importing from a CSV: discover how to import pole locations using an Excel template
  • Make-Ready Design Using Comparison Tools: simplify make-ready processes using design layers and drafts

We cover a wide range of topics based on your specific SPIDAstudio deployment at your organization, which may include:

  •  User Orientation: overview of the SPIDAstudio interface including Dashboard, Map, Detail, and Table views for project management, and more
  • Process Automation: walk through standard workflows or your custom workflow to educate both internal users and external parties on SPIDAstudio-driven processes
  • Data Storage and Design Retention:learn techniques to leverage your engineering and design teams’ ability to access SPIDAstudio projects directly in SPIDAcalc and as well as take advantage of SPIDAcalc data for future reporting and reuse
  • Project and Asset Searches: create and run the searches that are key to the success and timeliness of your projects and that provide management with insight into project progress and system health
  • Records and Contacts: manage third-party information such as contracts, insurance, bonds, and company contacts
  • Reports & Analytics: interpret reports and analytic graphics to optimize your asset health and reduce maintenance costs
  • Defining Roles and Managing Users: learn how to set user levels and assign roles for creating or editing workflows, forms, or permissions

What could a SPIDA training do for you?

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