Automated Utility Design™ 8.0 Now Available

by SBS Admin on April 24, 2019

New Version Improves Performance, Adds Smart Trace and Supports Esri Utility Network Model  

Automated Utility Design™ Version 8.0 (AUD) is now available!  AUD 8.0 is the biggest release todate 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 including G/Tech and Smallworld.  While the previous post highlighted AUD’s advanced modeling capabilities and improved editing features, this post will focus on some of the key new AUD capabilities.  

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Announcing Automated Utility Design™ 8.0

by SBS Admin on January 21, 2019

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.

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ModelMap Configurator

by Paul Gravel on January 14, 2019

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.

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AUD 7.3 Goes Underground

by Jim Lucas on November 13, 2018

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.

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SBS RELEASES SUBSTATION DESIGN SUITE™ (SDS) PHYSICAL DESIGN 7.3 FOR AUTODESK INVENTOR

by Jack Hopson on October 25, 2018

New in SDS 7.3

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.

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SBS ANNOUNCES THE OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF UTILITY CONTENT WITH FULL ACCESS FOR SDS CUSTOMERS UNTIL 2020

by Jack Hopson on October 25, 2018

Utility Content for Substation Design Suite

 

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.

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Evergreen IT Meets Automated Utility Design™ (AUD)

by Dennis Beck on August 29, 2018

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. 

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Utility DataHub™ – 5 Years Later

by Dennis Beck on August 7, 2018

Packaged Solution for Utility Workflow Integration goes from Walk to Run

Dennis Beck, President, SBS

This summer marks the 5 year anniversary of our packaged integration product, Utility DataHub™.  Our original goals for this innovative product were to:

  • Create a packaged, product-level solution for integrating utility design and engineering workflows
  • Allow integration to be configurable, rather than custom-coded
  • Position our utility clients to be able to flexibly move between product platforms
  • Greatly reduce the implementation and lifecycle costs of utility workflow integration
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Design Meets GIS

by Dennis Beck on February 8, 2018

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”.

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