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The test files of the source data with lmh, lcr, lld, lmt, lgd, lea or l10 and l04 extensions supplied with the programs show how fully and correctly fill in the source files for the program.
Additional information could be found in User Guides, Help files for the programs, pages of the site specific for each program, as well as in “Overhead lines projects”, “FOCL projects”.

General Requirements:

  1. One should never exceed the maximum permissible stress (tension – stress divided by cross-section area) on the wires, cords, self-supporting cables, usually 0.35-0.5 of tensile strength..
  2. The same is true for the average annual temperatures, usually 0.35-0.5 of tensile strength..
  3. If it is possible to lower permissible stresses (tension) – one should lower them.
  4. Be attentive when analyzing the manufacturers’ data of the wire, cords, self-supporting cables that are input into the program reference catalog. They could have individual reliability limitations.
  5. Use the weather stations’ data on climatic conditions return period (once in 25 years or other accepted for the project).

Computer, programming environment requirements are minimal at the following condition:

- operational system MS Windows, beginning with Windows XP;
- MS Excel, beginning with 97-2003, XP average security;
- graphic packages AutoCAD (local or net version, provided the license is available at the moment AutoCad is needed) ) or some others supporting the exchange file format dxf for “Cad” versions of our programs.
- about 10 Mb of free space, free memory for each module.

To administrators: the user will need full access to AutoCad and LineS programs. If you do not want our program in C:/Program Files/ install (copy) them to any other folder of this or any other drive).

Why can’t I make calculation and port the results to Excel?

  1. Check the source data, compare them to the test/example source data supplied with the program. Correct the source data, attempt the calculation one more time.
  2. MS Excel is not installed.
  3. Wrong security level is selected.
  4. Take notice in which folder you expect to see the results and name the result file. It is understood that it should be done in the same file where the program is saved, where its template (in separate Forms folder). The program form in Excel is read and filled with the calculation results. Now the calculation results could be saved anywhere to the drive or server, or, by default, to the folder of the program.

Why can’t I port the results to AutoCad and the text is distorted?

  1. Check if the calculation is performed and the results are ported to Excel. If no, check the correctness of the source data.
  2. Change font txt.shx in Fonts folder of the graphic package to txt.shx, supporting Russian.

If it doesn’t seem to work or there are doubts on the calculation results or own conclusions about the project, you can address them to:

the source data file with lmh, lcr, lld, lmt, lgd, lea or l10 and l04 extensions, wires/ cord s/self-supporting cables reference catalog base_provod.dat or sprav.dat, spravt.dat of LineNet10, the calculation results and dwg file from AutoCad. It won’t be excessive to send the manufacturer’s data on the wire, cord, self-supporting cable.

Try not to send latest versions Excel or AutoCad; save them in 2003 or the like versions using “Save as” option or compatibility settings, as we try to work in the earlier versions to be able to support those users who can’t afford the latest versions.

Good luck!