Cell Tower Design Software for Engineers

Efficiently design & model towers

OpenTower™ Designer is a purpose-built solution for telecommunication tower analysis and design that captures real-life workflows, including tower modification, multiple scenario evaluations, foundation checks, and connection designs. It connects to equipment databases to automatically generate wind and seismic loadings, analyze the structure, and produce custom reports. The application’s advanced graphics show a realistic view of the tower, including 3D rendering of equipment and feedlines.

With OpenTower™ Designer you can efficiently design and model towers, such as lattice towers and guyed masts, as well as equipment like antennas, mounts, and linear appurtenances.

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Supported Cell Tower Types for Design and Analysis


3-Sided & 4-Sided

  • Member checks (TIA-222 Rev F, G, H)
  • Brace connection checks (bolted, welded; failure mechanisms checked: bolt shear, block shear, member and plate bearing)
  • Leg splice connection checks (flange, shear sleeve, splice; components checked: plates, bolts, welds, stiffeners)
  • Base plate anchor bolt checks (steel checks)
  • Foundation checks (mat slab, pad and pier, drilled pier)

Guyed Masts

3-Sided & 4-Sided

  • Member checks (TIA-222 Rev F, G, H)
  • Member connection checks (Connection types: bolted, welded; failure mechanisms checked: bolt shear, member block shear, member and plate bearing)
  • Guy wire checks
  • Guy wire attachment checks (types: wing, bat-ear, dog-ear, channel, pull-offs)
  • Anchor bolt checks
  • Leg splice connection checks (Connection types: flange, shear sleeve, splice; components checked: plates, bolts, welds, stiffeners)
  • Foundation checks (pad and pier, guy anchor foundation)


Tapered, Stepped & Hybrid

  • Pole checks (TIA-222 Rev F, G, H)
  • Bolted splice connection checks (Components checked: plates, bolts, welds, stiffeners)
  • Base plate checks (components checked: anchor bolt steel, stiffener plates, stiffener welds)
  • Foundation checks (Mat slab, drilled pier)


Customize equipment libraries

Customize the robust equipment library, which includes antenna, dish, TME, feedlines, and attachments equipment from all major manufacturers using built-in capabilities.


Define external loading

Define cluster formation of linear ancillaries as well as miscellaneous ancillaries including resistance ancillaries. Use options like ATTACH command in the OpenTower Europe version to define load distribution criteria from an equipment to the tower.


Design connections

Define member connections with various bolt patterns including pre-defined bolt configurations. Automatically consider the effects of connections on member design calculations and check connection efficiencies.


Use built-up section catalog for telecom towers

Use built-in section profiles, including specialized section profiles like split pipe, bent plate, and more (30+ section types), as well as materials for virtually all global standards. Further extend the custom catalog by adding any number of sections and shapes.


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