PLS CADD is described as 'The standard edition of PLS-CADD is a line design program that includes all the terrain, sag-tension, loads, clearances and drafting functions necessary for the design of an entire power line'. There are three alternatives to PLS CADD for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Android Tablet, Chrome OS, iPad and Linux. The best alternative is Power Lines Pro. Other great apps like PLS CADD are TL Pro (Paid) and Poles ’n’ Wires (Paid).
Power Lines Pro is a new software tool for designing overhead powerline systems, featuring an intuitive interface, elegant 3D visualisation, powerful import / export and extensive graphical validation reporting.
Trimble TL-Pro Design Suite streamlines design of globally optimized, lowest cost, compliant overhead power line systems by combining 3D terrain modeling, conductor and structural analysis, materials management and reporting into one integrated solution.