New Version Improves Performance, Adds Smart Trace and SupportsEsri Utility Network Model
Automated Utility Design™ Version 8.0 (AUD) is now available! AUD 8.0 is the biggest release to–date from SBS and adds several significant enhancements to the product. Most notable are the extended capabilities to support integration with Esri’s ArcGIS Pro and the new Utility Network (UN) Management extension which was announced during our January 2019 blog post. While these new features were designed to support Esri Utility Network, the capabilities will improve data exchange between most advanced GIS systems includingG/Tech and Smallworld. While the previous posthighlighted AUD’s advanced modeling capabilities and improved editing features, this post will focus on some of the key new AUD capabilities.
Premier Utility Design Tool Supports Esri’s Utility Network Model
SBS has delivered a steady stream of enhancements to Automated Utility Design™ (AUD) since we first released the product back in 2016. We are quite excited to announce the trend will continue with the upcoming release of AUD Version 8.0. AUD 8 and the corresponding release of SBS Utility Datahub™ integration suite extends support for advanced integration with Esri’s ArcGIS Professional and the new Utility Network (UN) Management extension.
Based on Customer feedback at the 2018 Peer Utility Group (PUG) conference, SBS has released an update to Utility DataHub™ Design – GIS module. UDH Design – GIS module provides bi-directional data integration between GIS systems and Automated Utility Design™ (AUD). UDH Design now includes the ModelMap Configurator, a user-friendly interface to create, manage and visualize the UDH Design – GIS configuration files that facilitate the transformation of data between the two systems.
Latest SBS Release Offers New Advancements in Underground Utility Design
With the recent release of Automated Utility Design™ 7.3 (AUD), SBS continues to push the envelope for modeling and designing distribution utility assets. This post will bring you up to date on the latest enhancements we have made to our underground design functionality.
The SDS Model Editor and SD Model Cloud will now be replaced with the new Utility Content Hub™ (UCH). UCH gives you direct access to utilitycontent.com without ever having to leave Autodesk Inventor. UCH also has additional tools to add SDS intelligence to individual models and prepare models for design checks.
LAKEWOOD, CO —SBS announces the release of Utility Content for Substation Design Suite™ (SDS). The announcement was made at the Substation Design Solution Industry Consortium (SDSIC) Spring meeting in Alexandria, LA. This follows the SBS 2017 beta program that tested Content Configurators and included a limited availability release of Utility Content. The predecessor site, Substation3D.com, has since been decommissioned.
Managing Total Cost of Ownership for Utility Design Software
Dennis Beck, David Wilbur, SBS
We have recently released the latest version of our Automated Utility Design™ product and are quite excited about the continued progression the product has made as we focus on our three primary themes of improved design throughput, world-class configurable integration and a continued commitment to reduce total cost of ownership.
Perspectives on the Recent Autodesk – Esri Announcement
Dennis Beck, President, SBS
I recently attended Autodesk University, where I witnessed an on-stage discussion between Jack Dangermond, President of ESRI, and Andrew Anagnost, President of Autodesk. Jack described the two companies as having reached a “turning point” in achieving cooperation between the worlds of engineering design and geographic sciences. In the most general sense, the companies have agreed to work together to improve the integration of their product platforms. This would allow partners to create better, more connected products and workflows, with improved support for mutual customers. Jack described it as, “understanding precedes action” and Autodesk’s mantra for the conference was repeated several times; designers and engineers will be able to do, “more, better with less”.