CHECKPOLE: The definitive monopole analysis & design solution.

CHECKPOLE is the only commercially available integrated monopole analysis and design package. Utilising our groundbreaking Google Maps integration via CHECKWIND, users from both technical and non-technical backgrounds can design monopoles from scratch for various international standards in less than 10 minutes.


SCREENSHOTS


FEATURES

GENERAL:

  • A variety of sample files with different configurations to help get you started.
  • Support for metric and imperial units.
  • Import existing tnxTower model (*.eri) and appurtenance database (*.arc) files.

MATERIALS:

  • Fibre-reinforced plastic (FRP)
  • Concrete
  • Steel
  • Timber

STRUCTURE:

  • A range of 34 predefined GridComm Type H1, J1, J2, J3, J4, J5 and J7 monopoles.
  • A range of 383 predefined Rocla LT-B, LT-C, SR1, SR2, SR2.5, SR3, SR3.5, SR4, SR5, EX2, EX3, EX4, EX5 and Duraspun power transmission monopoles.
  • A range of 35 predefined Transfield Type L1, L2, L3, L7, M1, P and Q monopoles.
  • Specify lap, plate and welded joints between shaft segments.
  • Specify uniform and tapered outreach arms.
  • Specify up to 8 different types of reinforced and unreinforced openings along the length of the shaft.
  • Specify gusset base plates of varying shape, height, width, thickness and stress grade.
  • Specify angle, channel, flat bar strengthening over external and internal regions of the shaft.
  • Build and share custom monopole libraries between users.
  • Export 3D model to DXF, IGES and STEP.

SITE:

  • Automatic site-specific wind analysis to AS/NZS 1170.2-2011, AS/NZS 1170.2-2021, CSA S37-18, EN 40, LRFD LTS-1, MS 1553-2002, NSCP 2015, TIA-222-H and TIA-222-I.
  • AS/NZS 1170.2-2011/2021: Automatic Wind Region and Lee Zone detection.
  • AS/NZS 1170.2-2011/2021: Automatic directional Terrain Category detection using machine learning.
  • AS/NZS 1170.2-2011/2021: Automatic directional Terrain/Height Multiplier (Mz,cat) averaging calculation.
  • AS/NZS 1170.2-2011/2021: Automatic structure detection for Shielding Multiplier (Ms) calculation.
  • AS/NZS 1170.2-2011/2021: Automatic Topographic Multiplier (Mt) detection.
  • CSA S37-18: Automatic reference wind pressure (q50/q10) detection.
  • CSA S37-18: Automatic ice thickness detection.
  • CSA S37-18: Automatic terrain (Ce) detection.
  • CSA S37-18: Automatic site-specific wind pressure profile (qh) calculation.
  • CSA S37-18: Override results with existing data from Environment Canada.
  • EN 40: Automatic Reference Wind Speed (Vref,0) detection for Belarus, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain and United Kingdom (with remaining countries to come shortly).
  • EN 40: Automatic Terrain Category (ce) detection using machine learning.
  • EN 40: Automatic Topography Factor (f) detection.
  • EN 40: Automatic Shape Coefficient (c) calculation.
  • LRFD LTS-1: Automatic Basic Wind Speed (V) and Ice Thickness (ti) importing from the ASCE 7 Hazard Tool.
  • LRFD LTS-1: Automatic directional Exposure Category detection (including open patches) using machine learning.
  • LRFD LTS-1: Automatic directional Velocity Pressure Coefficient (Kz) averaging and transition zone analysis to ASCE 7 Section C26.10.
  • LRFD LTS-1: Automatic Topographic Factor (Kzt) detection.
  • MS 1553-2002: Automatic Wind Region detection.
  • MS 1553-2002: Automatic Terrain Category detection using machine learning for Terrain/Height Multiplier (Mz,cat) averaging calculation.
  • MS 1553-2002: Automatic structure detection for Shielding Multiplier (Ms) calculation.
  • MS 1553-2002: Automatic Hill-Shape Multiplier (Mh) detection.
  • NSCP 2015: Automatic Basic Wind Speed (V) detection.
  • NSCP 2015: Automatic directional Exposure Category (Kz) detection using machine learning.
  • NSCP 2015: Automatic Topographic Factor (Kzt) detection.
  • TIA-222-H/I: Automatic Basic Wind Speed (V) and Ice Thickness (ti) importing from the ASCE 7 Hazard Tool.
  • TIA-222-H/I: Automatic directional Exposure Category detection (including open patches) using machine learning.
  • TIA-222-H/I: Automatic directional Velocity Pressure Coefficient (Kz) averaging and transition zone analysis to ASCE 7 Section C26.10.
  • TIA-222-H/I: Automatic Topographic Factor (Kzt) detection.
  • Generate site-specific PDF wind analysis reports with satellite image overlays.

LOADING:

  • Specify CIRCULAR, CRUCIFORM, HEXAGONAL, LIGHT ARRAY, MERCEDES, RING, SHROUD (CONCEALMENT), SQUARE, TRIANGULAR, TURRET and V-PANEL headframes/platforms with automated Shielding Factor (Ka) calculation for appurtenances.
  • Select from over 700 predefined antennas from CommScope, Ericsson, Huawei, Kathrein, RFS and Tongyu, or create your own custom appurtenances.
  • Specify area loads.
  • Specify external and internal linear loads such as cable trays and feed lines.
  • Specify point loads.
  • Build and share custom appurtenance libraries between users.

ANALYSIS:

  • Automated second-order, non-linear structural analysis (including P-Δ effects).
  • Automated elastic critical buckling load calculation.
  • Automated natural frequency calculation.
  • Automated dynamic analysis including along-wind and crosswind response.

DESIGN:

  • Shaft design to AS 4100, AS/NZS 4600, AS/NZS 7000, CSA S37-18, EN 40-3-3, LRFD LTS-1, NZS 3404, TIA-222-H and TIA-222-I.
  • Strengthening design (including bolted and welded end terminations) to TIA-222-I Annex V.
  • Connection design to AS 4100, CSA S37-18, LRFD LTS-1, NZS 3404, TIA-222-H and TIA-222-I (including gussets and grout).
  • Fatigue design to CSA S37-18, LRFD LTS-1 and TIA-222-I.
  • Foundation analysis and design for square/rectangular (symmetrical and unsymmetrical) pad foundations.

SUPPORTED COUNTRIES

OCEANIA

  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Fiji
  • New Caledonia
  • Samoa
  • Tonga
  • Vanuatu

NORTH AMERICA

  • United States
  • Canada

SOUTH AMERICA

  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Uruguay

AFRICA

  • Nigeria

ASIA

  • India
  • Malaysia

MIDDLE EAST

  • Saudi Arabia
  • United Arab Emirates

EUROPE

  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Cyprus
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom

SITE REPORT


ENGINEERING REPORT


USERS

CHECKPOLE is trusted by over 50 companies worldwide, representing the fields of construction, fabrication, power distribution, signage, structural engineering, and telecommunications.


REFERENCES

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