Eliminate the guesswork, build reliable structural models, and easily achieve NESC® compliance with IKE PoleForeman–the most trusted pole load analysis software by major electric utilities and communication companies.
Input span lengths, line angles, wire sizes, and equipment on the canvas.
Determine if the poles provide safe clearances over terrain, driveways, roadways, waterways, and railways using built in tools.
Perform loading calculations to determine pole strength utilization and compliance with NESC safety requirements.
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Save time and potential reworks on your projects with tools that guarantee your poles are meeting NESC requirements from the start.
Calculate the overall pole height needed to meet any NESC mid-span crossing requirements by using the integrated Height Stick tool found in the 3D Visual View.
Calculate the pole class needed to meet any minimum NESC strength requirements by analyzing the structure. You can choose between specific NESC loading districts as well as NESC construction grades.
IKE PoleForeman’s easy-to-use interface and features simplify the joint-use process and even let you load in specific operating companies’ standards.
Model 'As-Built' poles to properly check clearances and pole class to ensure the existing structure is passing NESC strength and clearance requirements.
Build make-ready models and test to see if the pole will pass or fail minimum clearance and strength requirements after a new attachment is added.
Quickly check clearances between conductors or groundlines in the 3D Visual View with the Height Stick tool.
Reduce outages and restoration times by designing your system for general and extreme weather conditions such as wind and ice load cases.
Analyze structures with NESC rule 250C. This analysis accounts for a high wind loading condition in which there is no interaction with other weather conditions such as icing.
Analyze structures with NESC rule 250D. This analysis accounts for extreme ice and concurrent wind loading.
Populate your database with aerial plant (conductors, cables, pole line hardware, etc.) from our master parts catalog. Then configure the database to your company’s design specifications and construction standards.
Using IKE PoleForeman’s database admin portal companies can add and edit conductors, brackets, insulators, guy wires, anchors, poles, transformers, street lights, etc. If you design to RUS construction standards (common with co-ops and municipalities, but typically not with IOUs) we have a pre-built RUS database to get you up and running quickly.
Users internal to your organization automatically get database updates. You can easily provide access to your database for engineering firms or consultants outside of your organization. On startup, IKE PoleForeman will check the Web Portal for any database updates and distribute to approved users.