Thanks to all attendees and presenters!
The 2017 User Group Meeting was a great success with over 430 registrations and attendees from 24 countries!
Many of the presentations were made live from within PLS software, but for the benefit of those who could not be there as well as those in attendance that wish to share information with their associates that were not able to attend, outlines and handouts from selected presentations are available below:
What's New with PLS Steven Weber / Otto Lynch, Power Line Systems
Full-scale testing of 230kV FRP poles Christian Bonilla & Shawn Van-Hoek Patterson BC Hydro & RS Technologies Inc.
Advanced Finite Element Modeling Jesse Kohler, Power Line Systems
Update on Cable Updates Otto Lynch, Power Line Systems
Electrifying News! Nathan Brazy, Power Line Systems
Drafting Update Nathan Brazy / Shelby Suski, Power Line Systems
IEEE 738-2012 Radial Conductor Temperature Impact on Ratings Robert Kluge, Fomerly of ATC
What's New in PLS-CADD Brandon Grillon / Otto Lynch / Jesse Kohler, Power Line Systems
Site-specific Wind Speeds and Ice Accretion Values for the State of Arizona Ralphie Adams, Arizona Public Service
May the wind be always at your back": PLS-CADD meets the opportunities and challenges of wind energy in Ireland Oisin Armstrong, ESBI
Advances in Reporting Ali Khavari / Eric Johnson, ASEC, Inc. / SDG&E
Update on Computer Hardware and Operating System Recommendations Erik Jacobsen, Power Line Systems
Vegetation Work Sites Brandon "Groot" Grillon, Power Line Systems
Taking PLS-CADD into the Real World David Enns, W.I.R.E. Services
Automated Bill of Material and Construction Prints Johnny Doll, LG&E and KU
Use of PLS TOWER for Inspection & Evaluation of a 500kV Line Doug Dodson, Custom Engineering Solutions
What's New in PLS-POLE Brandon Grillon, Power Line Systems
What's New in TOWER Erik Jacobsen, Power Line Systems
Transmission Line Optimisation with PLS-CADD Paul Richardson, Network Mapping
Creation of M1 Structures from PLS-POLE Models using PLS-CADD/LITE Brandon Grillon, Power Line Systems
File Management Brandon Grillon, Power Line Systems
Structure Group Usage Brandon Grillon, Power Line Systems
What's Jumping in PLS-CADD Eric Peyrot, Power Line Systems
What's New in PLS-CADD (Continued) Brandon Grillon / Otto Lynch / Jesse Kohler, Power Line Systems
Using XML for External Tasks Kurt Traub, Ampirical
Construction Management with PLS-CADD and Google Earth Kurt Traub, Ampirical
Unique Structures Kurt Traub, Ampirical
Using XML to get a Structure Coordinates Report for Multiple PLS-CADD Projects George Watson, Centerpoint Energy
Tubular Steel Pole Baseplate Design George Watson, Centerpoint Energy
More Advanced FE Topics Staff of Power Line Systems
Why is My Structure Failing? Jesse Kohler, Power Line Systems
Designing a Distribution Line in PLS-CADD from Beginning to End Otto Lynch, Power Line Systems
Update on ASCE, NESC, and ANSI Codes and Standards Otto Lynch, Power Line Systems
Roundtable Discussion Staff of Power Line Systems
The features shown at the meeting are available in the current beta version of PLS-CADD. Contact PLS technical support to receive this version. The production version containing these features will be released later this summer.
We hope to see all of you in 2019!
Staff of Power Line Systems, Inc.