OpenTower Designer

Maximize Efficiency Through Best in Class Tower Design Software

Cell Tower Design Software for Engineers

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.

Maximize Communication Tower Design Efficiencies with OpenTower Designer Software

Bentley’s OpenTower Designer is built to specifically suit tower workflows to optimize design time. With both graphical and text-based definitions of tower structures, you can design and complete projects faster than ever. Our exclusive features include:

  • Scenario management
  • Modification layers
  • Import tnxTower tower geometry (self-supported and guyed towers)
  • Wind and ice load generation (TIA-222 Rev F, G, H)
  • Seismic load generation (TIA-222 Rev H & ASCE-710)
  • And more

TOWER ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALS, INC

“The flexibility of a single model to check scenarios is one of the greatest advantages of OpenTower. It allows us to provide our clients as much feedback as possible to promote a long-term relationship.”

Matthew K Lackey, P.E., Charlotte Structural Division Manager

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Supported Cell Tower Types for Design and Analysis

Self-Supported

3-Sided & 4-Sided

Guyed Masts

3-Sided & 4-Sided

Monopoles

Tapered, Stepped & Hybrid

Self-Supported Tower Capabilities

  • 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)

Monopole Capabilities

  • 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)

Guyed Tower Capabilities

  • 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)

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Talk with a communication tower expert today and see how OpenTower can accelerate the modernization of your tower infrastructure.