Input and Output
ASMTower features an intuitive interface for defining the telecom tower or pole, as well as databases of commonly used inputs such as materials, profiles, and antenna dimensions.
ASMTower designs telecom towers in compliance with the following standards:
- ASMTower allows for easy input through grid cells, similar to a spreadsheet. Users can copy and paste data to and from external spreadsheets as needed.
- The software also permits appurtenances to be located anywhere on the structure,
- Guy cables or struts can be defined at any location and azimuth.
ASMTower comes equipped with a comprehensive database that contains the most commonly used geometry and appurtenances for structures. The software’s default settings include popular entities, and users can easily add, delete, or modify any entities as needed. Additionally, users can import databases into the software or export databases from it. The following entities are included in the database:
- Guy Cables
- Transmission line clusters.
- Transmission line feeders.
- Panel antenna.
- Microwave antenna.
- Antenna mounts.
- Steel materials.
- Bolt materials.
- Steel profile include unequal angle, equal angle, 60 angles, double angle, star-shape angle, quad angle, C-channel, double C-channel, Pipe, Tube, Solid Round, Flat bar*.
3D Graphical presentation
ASMTower generates a 3D rendered view of the entire structure, whether it is a lattice tower or pole. The view includes antenna mounts, paneled antennas, microwave antennas, ladders, transmission line clusters, guy cables, and struts. Additionally, the software can display the structure in its deformed shape using a 3D wireframe view.
After the user inputs the tower data into ASMTower, the software generates a single line diagram of the structure that displays its shape, dimensions, profiles, and materials. This diagram can be exported to a DXF format, which is compatible with CAD software.
Once the software performs the analysis of the tower, it presents the results through a set of drawings to illustrate the results. These drawings include:
- Design ratio chart.
- Deformation chart.
- Global moment/shear chart.
- Force Vs. capacity chart.