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A radical change in the design process

iTOWERS Designer is to a Tower Designer what a CT Scanner / MRI is to a Neurosurgeon”

Geometry Wizard

3D Geometry of a 300 m tower can now be created in minutes

Pattern Library

With thousands of patterns readily available for multiple optimization studies

Automatic Drawings and Reports generator

Can help you do away with a drafting team and secretarial help

Automatic loads generator

Calculates and applies wind loads and wire loads automatically

Automatic effective lengths

A relief from the laborious inputs for the designer

Optimization engine

Optimization across various patterns, basic dimensions, weight, type, shape and cost of steel

Unique opportunity for engineers

Exclusive versions to equip the designer for Transmission Line and Microwave tower engineering

Being used by Global Leaders in the industry
Being used
by
Global Leaders
in the
industry

Expedite project implementation

Prevents Prototype

failure A Powerful tool for Electric Utilities
failure
A
Powerful tool
for
Electric
Utilities

Optimization while ensuring safety

Avoid failures of Proto - Testing

iTOWERS Designer uses unique modular design concepts combined with powerful tools and database that allow compact data input, makes it easy to change tower configuration, provides realistic modeling and analysis, iterative optimizations and in full compliance to all codes of practice. And it does so very quickly. Where in otherwise takes an engineer days to complete the geometry of a single tower, iTOWERS Designer does the task in minutes.

iTOWERS Designer saves Tower Engineers the confusion and expense of using unrelated software tools from different vendors to accomplish what should be related tasks – Tower geometry generation, Load calculations, Structural analysis, Graphical verification, preparation of Design reports and Drawings.

iTOWERS Designer has been extensively validated in a live and practical design environment.

iTOWERS Designer is designed to live and grow by allowing the user open access to database to add new patterns, sections etc.

High Specificity & High Sensitivity

iTOWERS Designer is specific to Tower Design and Engineering. It is a tool that helps you with precise understanding of structural behavior of the tower for every sensitive change in design parameters.

High Productivity

iTOWERS Designer, with its unique features of design and optimization is like adding a team of expert designers to the design staff. Over-night!

Versatality

Open-ended and code independent. Fully adaptable to changes in design codes.designers to the design staff. Over-night! Versatality Total Respect to fundamentals 3 dimensional geometry

Total Respect to fundamentals

3 dimensional geometry including redundantsto changes in design codes. Total Respect to fundamentals Sub-structuring Technique Member classification Analysis and

Sub-structuring Techniqueto fundamentals 3 dimensional geometry including redundants Member classification Analysis and design of multiple body

Member classificationgeometry including redundants Sub-structuring Technique Analysis and design of multiple body and leg extensions in

Analysis and design of multiple body and leg extensions in one goredundants Sub-structuring Technique Member classification Optimization Intuitive Graphical User Interface Tower

Optimizationand design of multiple body and leg extensions in one go Intuitive Graphical User Interface Tower

Intuitive Graphical User Interface

Tower Specificationsin one go Optimization Intuitive Graphical User Interface Tower Template Design Checking Upgradation & Maintenance

Tower TemplateIntuitive Graphical User Interface Tower Specifications Design Checking Upgradation & Maintenance of Microwave

Design Checking

Upgradation & Maintenance of Microwave Towers

Drag & Drop of patternsChecking Upgradation & Maintenance of Microwave Towers Interactive Design Calculator Model verification - cross

Interactive Design CalculatorMaintenance of Microwave Towers Drag & Drop of patterns Model verification - cross sections, elevations &

Model verification - cross sections, elevations & plansDrag & Drop of patterns Interactive Design Calculator Deflected shapes & stress diagrams Business Advantages

Deflected shapes & stress diagramsModel verification - cross sections, elevations & plans Business Advantages iTOWERS Designer integrated software

Business Advantages

iTOWERS Designer integrated software will save your business time and money. Why? Because iTOWERS Designer covers the full spectrum of tower design. It is:

FastDesigner covers the full spectrum of tower design. It is: Flexible Comprehensive This means, for the

covers the full spectrum of tower design. It is: Fast Flexible Comprehensive This means, for the

Flexible

the full spectrum of tower design. It is: Fast Flexible Comprehensive This means, for the first

Comprehensive

This means, for the first time, you can have the luxury of creating a final – complete – tower design while still in the preliminary bid stages. This gives you much greater accuracy for costing and in proposal development. As a result, you incur less risk and can gain an edge on the competition.

With iTOWERS Designer software, multiple design alternatives are a matter of a few key strokes – not hours of re-doing. You sharply reduce design cycle time and produce an optimal design – saving time and money.

In addition, at all stages of design, bills of materials, comprehensive reports and design drawings are automatically generated – saving time, which saves money.

iTOWERS Designer provides your structural engineers with a full library of transmission line tower patterns for automatic, fast and easy generation of tower geometry. And it does so accurately – saving more time and eliminating costly “re-do’s”.

Electric Utilities have found iTOWERS Designer especially effective to:

Standardize

theStandardize

design

of

their

transmission

line towers

Check tower contractor’s submissions to ensure most cost-effective designthe design of their transmission line towers the Check the towers for Upgradation and Maintenance in

the

Check the towers for Upgradation and Maintenance in order to study their effectiveness to work under different mechanical and environmental conditionssubmissions to ensure most cost-effective design the Upgrade to higher wind pressure Upgrade to higher kV

Upgradework under different mechanical and environmental conditions to higher wind pressure Upgrade to higher kV Upgrade

to higher wind pressure

Upgrade to higher kVand environmental conditions Upgrade to higher wind pressure Upgrade to new set of loading conditions Replacement

Upgrade to new set of loading conditionsUpgrade to higher wind pressure Upgrade to higher kV Replacement of missing/ corroded sections Design checking

Replacement of missing/ corroded sectionsto higher kV Upgrade to new set of loading conditions Design checking for change of code

Design checking for change of code of practiceloading conditions Replacement of missing/ corroded sections IMI’s dedication to research and development has

Tower Specifications

Tower Specifications This user interface enables the user to specify all the input specifications at a

This user interface enables the user to specify all the input specifications at a single location. All the codal provisions pertaining to various international standards are built-in in a library and user can just click the appropriate standard / code of practice and the corresponding provisions are automatically passed on to the current Tower.

provisions are automatically passed on to the current Tower. Project details, Client details Configuration & Voltage

Project details, Client detailsprovisions are automatically passed on to the current Tower. Configuration & Voltage Conductor & Groundwire

Configuration & Voltageon to the current Tower. Project details, Client details Conductor & Groundwire Standard for design Standard

Conductor & GroundwireProject details, Client details Configuration & Voltage Standard for design Standard for material (member, bolts)

Standard for designConfiguration & Voltage Conductor & Groundwire Standard for material (member, bolts) Angle sizes Design

Standard for material (member, bolts)& Voltage Conductor & Groundwire Standard for design Angle sizes Design requirements iTOWERS Designer contains

Angle sizesStandard for design Standard for material (member, bolts) Design requirements iTOWERS Designer contains open-ended

Design requirementsfor design Standard for material (member, bolts) Angle sizes iTOWERS Designer contains open-ended database of angle

iTOWERS Designer contains open-ended database of angle sizes, steel & bolt properties, conductor & groundwire properties. User can modify the existing data OR add their own data to these database and update the database as required using this interface.

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Powerful and Intuitive Graphical User Interface (GUI)

Powerful and Intuitive Graphical User Interface (GUI) Extensive on-line graphic support gives clear visual appreciation of

Extensive on-line graphic support gives clear visual appreciation of tower design throughout the design process. The user friendly environment facilities the user to interact efficiently to supply input parameters, to execute the software and to view various reports / drawings.

Graphical Input Generator

Interactive Graphicsview various reports / drawings. Graphical Input Generator Pattern Library (Global / Local) with redundants Drag

Pattern Library (Global / Local) with redundants/ drawings. Graphical Input Generator Interactive Graphics Drag & drop of patterns Interactive Design Design

Drag & drop of patternsGraphics Pattern Library (Global / Local) with redundants Interactive Design Design Calculator Display 3 dimensional

Interactive Design

Design Calculatorredundants Drag & drop of patterns Interactive Design Display 3 dimensional Model verification Cross sections,

Display

3 dimensional Model verificationof patterns Interactive Design Design Calculator Display Cross sections, Elevations, Plans Deflected shapes Stress

Cross sections, Elevations, PlansDesign Calculator Display 3 dimensional Model verification Deflected shapes Stress diagram Viewing with Zoom, Pan,

Deflected shapesModel verification Cross sections, Elevations, Plans Stress diagram Viewing with Zoom, Pan, Rotate

Stress diagramModel verification Cross sections, Elevations, Plans Deflected shapes Viewing with Zoom, Pan, Rotate IMI/ITW/BROCHURE/V01

Viewing with Zoom, Pan, Rotate3 dimensional Model verification Cross sections, Elevations, Plans Deflected shapes Stress diagram IMI/ITW/BROCHURE/V01

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Database and Libraries

Database and Libraries iTOWERS Designer makes continuous references to flexible database. Powerful library of patterns

iTOWERS Designer makes continuous references to flexible database. Powerful library of patterns in general use aids quick and error-free generation of tower geometry. User can easily add new patterns to the library.

iTOWERS Designer provides a comprehensive database of internationally available steel sections. Assembled sections are automatically derived from basic sections. User can easily update and expand the database.

Database of various international design standards forsections. User can easily update and expand the database. Steel and bolt properties Conductor /Groundwire properties

Steel and bolt propertiesDatabase of various international design standards for Conductor /Groundwire properties Design specifications

Conductor /Groundwire propertiesinternational design standards for Steel and bolt properties Design specifications Section database (Angle sizes) Pattern

Design specificationsSteel and bolt properties Conductor /Groundwire properties Section database (Angle sizes) Pattern library All Powerful

Section databaseConductor /Groundwire properties Design specifications (Angle sizes) Pattern library All Powerful Model Generator

(Angle sizes)

Pattern libraryproperties Design specifications Section database (Angle sizes) All Powerful Model Generator IMI/ITW/BROCHURE/V01

All Powerful Model Generator

Design specifications Section database (Angle sizes) Pattern library All Powerful Model Generator IMI/ITW/BROCHURE/V01

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iTOWERS Designer facilitates interactive menu driven on-screen model generation with simultaneous 3D display. Sub- structuring technique allows the user to easily compose various tower combinations with body extensions and leg extensions.

Easy Geometry generation toolstower combinations with body extensions and leg extensions. Drag & Drop of patterns Multiple duplications Pattern

Drag & Drop of patternsand leg extensions. Easy Geometry generation tools Multiple duplications Pattern Generator Various

Multiple duplicationsEasy Geometry generation tools Drag & Drop of patterns Pattern Generator Various configurations Vertical Horizontal

Pattern Generatortools Drag & Drop of patterns Multiple duplications Various configurations Vertical Horizontal Triangular base

Various configurations Vertical Horizontal Triangular base Rectangular & Square baseDrop of patterns Multiple duplications Pattern Generator Body Extensions, Leg extensions Tower Combinations Automatic

Body Extensions, Leg extensionsHorizontal Triangular base Rectangular & Square base Tower Combinations Automatic Loads Generator Body wind loads

Tower Combinations& Square base Body Extensions, Leg extensions Automatic Loads Generator Body wind loads for various tower

base Body Extensions, Leg extensions Tower Combinations Automatic Loads Generator Body wind loads for various tower
base Body Extensions, Leg extensions Tower Combinations Automatic Loads Generator Body wind loads for various tower
base Body Extensions, Leg extensions Tower Combinations Automatic Loads Generator Body wind loads for various tower
base Body Extensions, Leg extensions Tower Combinations Automatic Loads Generator Body wind loads for various tower

Automatic Loads Generator

Leg extensions Tower Combinations Automatic Loads Generator Body wind loads for various tower combinations are

Body wind loads for various tower combinations are automatically calculated and applied on the tower. Also, Conductor & Groundwire loads can be automatically generated in line with various international standards.(IEC 826 ; IS:802-1995) Apart from automatic loads generation, user may specify any additional loads, if required.

Automatic Loads Generator

Body wind loadsany additional loads, if required. Automatic Loads Generator Conductor & Groundwire loads Wind loads Self weight

if required. Automatic Loads Generator Body wind loads Conductor & Groundwire loads Wind loads Self weight

Conductor & Groundwire loads

Wind loads

Self weight

Broken wire loads

Temperature LoadsGroundwire loads Wind loads Self weight Broken wire loads Ice Loads Earthquake Loads Broken wire combinations

Ice LoadsWind loads Self weight Broken wire loads Temperature Loads Earthquake Loads Broken wire combinations (Conductor/

Earthquake LoadsSelf weight Broken wire loads Temperature Loads Ice Loads Broken wire combinations (Conductor/ Groundwire) Loads

Broken wire combinations (Conductor/ Groundwire)wire loads Temperature Loads Ice Loads Earthquake Loads Loads generation as per IEC:826, IS:802-1995 User defined

Loads generation as per IEC:826,Loads Broken wire combinations (Conductor/ Groundwire) IS:802-1995 User defined loads Analysis Engine iTOWERS

IS:802-1995

User defined loadsGroundwire) Loads generation as per IEC:826, IS:802-1995 Analysis Engine iTOWERS Designer facilitates 3Dimensional

Analysis Engine

iTOWERS Designer facilitates 3Dimensional finite element analysis of multiple tower combinations (body extensions & leg

extensions) in one go. Moreover, user has the facility to analyse the complete structure

including redundants.

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Design Engine

Member design is automatically performed for the critical force out of various load combinations and
Member design is automatically performed for
the critical force out of various load
combinations and various tower combinations,
in line with various international design
standards. Effective lengths, which are
required for member design, are automatically
calculated by the software, thus reducing
enormous time needed for input data.
Moreover interactive design calculator
facilitates the user to view the design results,
instantaneously, for any modification of input
parameters.
Tower Design
Design as per various national &
international standards
IS
Euro code
AISC
ASCE
BS:5950, BS:8100
Egypt
Interactive Design calculator
Automatic effective lengths for member
design.

Optimization Engine

Interactive Design calculator Automatic effective lengths for member design. Optimization Engine IMI/ITW/BROCHURE/V01

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Optimization is the underlying theme of all the iTOWERS Designer modules. iTOWERS Designer performs optimization across all the possible alternatives duly considering various cost factors.

Optimum member size selection Optimization across various steel grades (MS/HT/SHT) Optimization across various section shapes Equal & Unequal angles : Single, double back to back, double channel, double star, quadruple star, quadruple box Pipes Optimization across various patterns

Optimization across various tower dimensions Base width, hamper width, top width Panel heights Various cost factors Material procurement cost factor Shape cost factor Steel grade cost factor

Automatic Reports Generator

procurement cost factor Shape cost factor Steel grade cost factor Automatic Reports Generator IMI/ITW/BROCHURE/V01

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Automatic Reports Generator

Automatic Reports Generator Extensive reports are generated, automatically, as a logical result of the design process

Extensive reports are generated, automatically, as a logical result of the design process itself. No secretarial help is required to generate reports. iTOWERS Designer also has facilities to generate design reports in various formats.

Sag and Tension calculationsfacilities to generate design reports in various formats. Load calculations Member design calculations (Group wise /

Load calculationsreports in various formats. Sag and Tension calculations Member design calculations (Group wise / Member wise)

Member design calculations (Group wise / Member wise)formats. Sag and Tension calculations Load calculations Member forces (Group wise/ Member wise) Nodal displacements

Member forces (Group wise/ Member wise)Member design calculations (Group wise / Member wise) Nodal displacements Foundation forces (Transformed /

Nodal displacementswise / Member wise) Member forces (Group wise/ Member wise) Foundation forces (Transformed / Vertical) Various

Foundation forces (Transformed / Vertical)/ Member wise) Member forces (Group wise/ Member wise) Nodal displacements Various report formats IMI/ITW/BROCHURE/V01

Various report formatsforces (Group wise/ Member wise) Nodal displacements Foundation forces (Transformed / Vertical) IMI/ITW/BROCHURE/V01

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Automatic Drafting Engine

Automatic Drafting Engine Automatic Generation of the following Drawings Unlike the conventional software approach of

Automatic Generation of the following Drawings

Unlike the conventional software approach of using computers as drafting machines, iTOWERS Designer provides for automatic extraction of drawings as a logical consequence of the design process. Design drawings are generated in ready-to-submit format including dimensions, member group names, joint numbers etc. User can also export drawings into AutoCAD format, if need be.

Single line diagrams with all design details, elevations, plans and cross sectional viewscan also export drawings into AutoCAD format, if need be. Dimensioning Member group names Joint numbers

Dimensioningdesign details, elevations, plans and cross sectional views Member group names Joint numbers Body wind load

Member group nameselevations, plans and cross sectional views Dimensioning Joint numbers Body wind load diagram Load Trees Training

Joint numbersand cross sectional views Dimensioning Member group names Body wind load diagram Load Trees Training iTOWERS

Body wind load diagramviews Dimensioning Member group names Joint numbers Load Trees Training iTOWERS Designer is highly intuitive

Load TreesMember group names Joint numbers Body wind load diagram Training iTOWERS Designer is highly intuitive and

Training

iTOWERS Designer is highly intuitive and any designer with basic understanding of Tower Design process can quickly learn with the help of user manual and tutorial, delivered along with the software.

System Requirements

iTOWERS Designer runs on Pentium II or above with 128 MB RAM and 250 MB free disk space, Windows NT with service pack 5 or above OR WINDOWS 2000, IE 5.0

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Partial List Of Installations

iTOWERS Designer is being used by global leaders in Transmission line field including biggest utilities and tower companies

International

Italy

ABB T & D SpA, Milano.

Spain

EUCOMSA, Utrera (Sevilla)

(ABENGOA Group company).

Mexico

COMEMSA, Queretaro

(ABENGOA Group company).

Australia

POWERLINK, QueensLand.

Korea

Hyundai engineering & Construction Co. Ltd., Seoul.

Egypt

THE EGYPTIAN CO. FOR METALLIC CONSTRUCTION (METALCO), Cairo.

ALBABTAIN POWER &TELECOMMUNICATION, Cairo.

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

ALBABTAIN POWER &TELECOMMUNICATION, Riyadh.

ARABIAN INTERNATIONAL COMPANY, Jeddah.

SAUDI ELECTRIC COMPANY (SOA), Abha.

SAUDI ELECTRIC COMPANY (CRB), Riyadh.

ZAMIL STEELS, Dammam.

Al Salam Industrial and Trading Est., Jeedah.

National

Delhi

Hyundai Unitech Electrical Transmission Ltd, New Delhi. Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd, New Delhi.

(One of the biggest grid corporations in the world).

Central Electricity Authority, New Delhi.

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Maharashtra

KEC International Ltd, Mumbai.

(Second largest tower manufacturing company in the world).

Kalpataru Power Transmission Ltd, Mumbai. BAJAJ ELECTRICALS Ltd, Mumbai. KEC International Ltd, Nagpur. Associated Transrail Structures Ltd, Mumbai.

Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh State Elec. Board, Hyderabad. Advanced Radio Masts Ltd, Hyderabad. Tata Projects Ltd, Hyderabad. ICOMM, Hyderabad. Aster Teleservices Private Ltd, Hyderabad.

West Bengal

TATA International Ltd, Kolkatta. West Bengal State Electricity Board, Kolkatta.

Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh State Electricity Board, Lucknow.

Rajasthan

Rajasthan State Electricity Board, Jaipur. Man Structurals Ltd, Jaipur.

Gujarat

Kalpataru Power Transmission Ltd, Gandhinagar.

Orissa

Hirakud Industrial Works Ltd, Hirakud.

iTOWERS Designer - The road map to future expansion

iTOWERS Designer can be further expanded to Automatic Detailing, Project Management and Maintenance

of the total infrastructure of telecom operators and electric utilities with the help of iTOWERS Detailer and iBASE, the other revolutionary products of IMI Software. For more information,

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