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SPIDAsilk

Sag and Tension Analysis Software

Produce Precise Wire Tensions and Conductor Installation Charts

Eliminate manual calculations and antiquated reporting.

WHAT IS SPIDAsilk?

SPIDAsilk is a sag and tension analysis software​ that enables you to perform precise calculations to evaluate the impact of new strand-mount attachments, design unique crossing scenarios, or update your stringing tables.

  • Detailed Sag and Tension Calculations
  • SPIDAsilk computer software screen display

    Detailed Sag and Tension Calculations

    Precise Non-linear Calculations

    Generate results based on code-specified or custom weather cases at initial, final with creep, or final without creep conditions.

    Stringing Charts and Wire Reports

    Excel-based reporting saves time by eliminating manual calculations and antiquated reporting methods.

    Set Limiting Conditions

    Set multiple constraints based on sag limits, tension limits, or percent of rated tensile strength.

  • Communication Bundles and Equipment
  • SPIDAsilk computer software screen display

    Communication Bundles and Equipment

    Communication Bundles

    Easy-to-use bundling for quick definition of communication bundles and overlashing. Users can set a constraint for the complete bundle or explicitly set the initial messenger tension.

    Wire-Mounted Equipment Modeling

    Model multiple objects, such as 5G antennas or marker balls ,and place them anywhere along the span, precisely calculating the impact on sag and tension.

SPIDAsilk computer software screen display

Detailed Sag and Tension Calculations

Precise Non-linear Calculations

Generate results based on code-specified or custom weather cases at initial, final with creep, or final without creep conditions.

Stringing Charts and Wire Reports

Excel-based reporting saves time by eliminating manual calculations and antiquated reporting methods.

Set Limiting Conditions

Set multiple constraints based on sag limits, tension limits, or percent of rated tensile strength.

SPIDAsilk computer software screen display

Communication Bundles and Equipment

Communication Bundles

Easy-to-use bundling for quick definition of communication bundles and overlashing. Users can set a constraint for the complete bundle or explicitly set the initial messenger tension.

Wire-Mounted Equipment Modeling

Model multiple objects, such as 5G antennas or marker balls ,and place them anywhere along the span, precisely calculating the impact on sag and tension.

SPIDAsilk computer software screen display

SPIDAsilk

  • Ideal for electric transmission and distribution conductors and telecommunication bundles
  • Robust, nonlinear sag and tension calculations
  • Convenient Excel-based reporting
  • Integrate with SPIDAcalc or use standalone

*Prices vary per region. For more options, see licensing and subscriptions section.

User Quote

"Our company evaluated other software programs and found SPIDA to be our best choice based on a relatively long list of business requirements. SPIDA integrated well with our primary record and data keeping program...SPIDA has improved the user experience over the years and has created an interface that is customizable to each end user's preferences. From a functionality standpoint, the interface works quite well."

— Senior Specialist, Transmission Engineering

FEATURED USER STORIES

SPIDAsilk Software Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

Your email address will be the same, but your passwords may be different depending on what you set them to. You may wish to make your password for the Support Site and the SPIDA Account Portal the same to avoid confusion upon trying to log in. (However, you should not use the same password for SPIDA that you use for sites that store sensitive information about you.)

The price of SPIDAsilk varies per region. While there are several types of licensing available, a common choice is the 12-month practitioner license offered through Bentley’s eStore. When you purchase through the eStore, you get a Virtuoso Subscription. This means you get the software and “Key” (token) to redeem for self-paced training.

Yes, once your order has been fulfilled, you will be granted access to the support site which will allow you to submit help tickets and to access available support articles and videos.

You can learn about SPIDAsilk for free by watching available tutorial videos and articles. Additionally, you will be invited to participate in our free monthly webinars learning series, SPIDA Lunch & Learns, which covers a variety of instructional topics including use of SPIDAsilk.

Yes, SPIDAsilk can be used by anyone. The application was designed to be used standalone or with our SPIDAcalc Structure Analysis Software.

You need to simply purchase a subscription for SPIDAsilk. Once the order is fulfilled, you will need to install SPIDAsilk on your computer and activate your subscription. SPIDAsilk includes the SPIDA Client Editor which, with proper permissions, gives you the ability open and edit available SPIDA client files.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR 32-BIT AND 64-BIT INSTALLS
Processor: Intel or AMD based at 1.0 GHz

Operating System: Any 32-or 64-bit operating system running Windows 7 or Windows 10

RAM: 4 GB+

Hard Drive Available Capacity: 1 GB (approximately 300 MB used when installed)

Video Card: Support for OpenGL 2.0

Monitor: 10” monitor for tablet PC, 15” for laptop PC, or 17” for desktop PC

SUGGESTED REQUIREMENTS FOR 32-BIT AND 64-BIT INSTALLS
Processor: Dual or Quad-Core Intel or AMD, such as Intel Core i7 Processor

Operating System: Any 64-bit operating system running Windows 10

RAM: 8 GB+

Hard Drive Available Capacity: 10 GB (approximately 300 MB used when installed)

Video Card: Dedicated video card with support for OpenGL 2.0

Monitor: 10” monitor for tablet PC, 15” for laptop PC, or 19” for desktop PC

For the most up-to-date system requirements, visit Bentley Communities.

Licensing and Subscription options

Choose What is Right for You

One-year license with training

Virtuoso Subscription – A popular choice for small and medium-sized businesses

Get access to software that comes with training – fast! Bentley’s eStore, Virtuosity, offers a convenient way to lease a 12-month license of Bentley software for a low, upfront cost. Every online purchase through Virtuosity comes as a Virtuoso Subscription that includes training and auto-renewals.

With no contract required, it’s easy to get started quickly.

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One-time purchase with support

Perpetual License with SELECT

A perpetual license of Bentley software is a one-time purchase, with a yearly maintenance subscription, called SELECT. This includes 24/7/365 technical support, learning resources, and the ability to exchange licenses for other software once a year. With SELECT, you will benefit from:

  • License pooling, so you can access your software from multiple computers.
  • Access additional Bentley software with Term Licenses, which allow you to pay for what you use without the upfront cost of purchasing a perpetual license.

Annual renewal quotes are delivered directly to your inbox, and our experienced Renewal Representatives are available to answer your questions and guide you through any changes you’d like to make.

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Enterprise Organizations

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For larger organizations with in-depth requirements, we offer plans to provide global pricing and access to our comprehensive portfolio of solutions and success plan services. Contact us about how to get access to software, global best practices, implementation services, training, and technical support to help your organization realize its full potential while addressing your unique needs.

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