We have received several questions on schematics in underground capability that was introduced in AUD 2017 (AUDEXPANDIT command). In the sample workflow below we will layout an underground design with two parallel primary lines, a transformer, and 3 services with a secondary run along the primary trench. The AUDEXPANDEDIT command will be used to offset the primary and secondary lines for proper whitespace management so they can be clearly distinguished in the parallel sections of trench.
Advanced Distribution Design Tool Available as a Plug-In for AutoCAD Map3D
November 15, 2016
Las Vegas, NV – Spatial Business Systems (SBS) announced the general availability of Automated Utility Design™ (AUD) 2018 at Autodesk University in Las Vegas. The AUD product is a new SBS developed offering based on the strategic alliance between SBS and Autodesk that was announced last month. Through the alliance, SBS is now responsible for future development, support and licensing of the AutoCAD Utility Design software. The SBS Automated Utility Design (AUD) 2018 product will be available through SBS on February 1, 2017.
What is the plan to sunset or transition our existing contract terms/maintenance?
Customers with an Autodesk AutoCAD Utility Design existing maintenance and/or subscription contract (including a Collection or Suite that includes Autodesk AUD) will continue to have the right to use the AutoCAD Utility Design software and any associated Autodesk benefits for the duration of their subscription term.
Taking a look at where utility distribution design is going
This past week SBS announced that we entered into a strategic relationship with Autodesk. As part of that agreement SBS will be responsible for future development, support and licensing of a successor to Autodesk’s AutoCAD® Utility Design (AUD) product. The product will have a slight re-branding, and will now be known as Automated Utility Design™ (AUD, once again).
Next-Generation Substation Design Tools Now Available for the Global Utility Industry
October 4, 2016
Kansas City, MO – Spatial Business Systems (SBS) announces the general availability of the Substation Design Suite family of products at the SDS Consortium in Kansas City, (www.sdsconsortium.com). The Substation Design Suite is a next generation release of the Autodesk Substation Design products, formerly known as Autodesk® Substation Design for Inventor® and Autodesk® Substation Design for Electrical. SBS is responsible for future development, support and licensing of these products as part of a strategic alliance between SBS and Autodesk