OpenTower Designer

Communication tower analysis and design software

Maximize efficiency with real-life workflows

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.

Bentley’s tower applications are 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. 

Resource Library

Want to learn more? Visit the OpenTower Resource Library to access webinars, blogs, tutorials, videos and more.

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To purchase OpenTower Designer, please visit Bentley’s eCommerce store, Virtuosity.com. 

Supported Tower Types

  • Self-Supported (3-sided & 4-sided)
  • Guyed Masts (3-sided & 4-sided)
  • Monopoles (tapered, stepped and hybrid)

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  • Wind and ice load generation (TIA-222 Rev F, G, H)
  • Seismic load generation (TIA-222 Rev H & ASCE-710)

Exclusive Features

  • Scenario management
  • Modification layers
  • Import tnxTower tower geometry (self-supported and guyed towers)

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)

Reports

  • Self-supported tower report
  • Guyed tower report
  • Monopole report