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.
Congratulations to the Substation Design Solution Industry Consortium for hitting the 500 active member milestone! It started 5 years ago with some key partners and a few great customers and it has turned into the leading gathering for substation design professionals. SBS relies heavily on input from the SDSIC and we hope all of the members continue to enjoy the website and semi-annual conferences. We appreciate all the valuable information that is exchanged between the members.
SBS is pleased to announce the commercial release of Automated Utility Design™ 7.2
SBS has released the latest version of our industry leading electric, gas and water distribution design tool – Automated Utility Design™ (AUD). Enhancements were implemented based on the feedback of our Peer Utility Group (PUG) and the 17 new customers we’ve added in the past year. Below is a selection from the enhancements to AUD:
SBS is pleased to announce Chris Ducote has joined out team! Chris started in the Utility Industry in 2005 with Central Louisiana Electric Company, using GIS to map electric networks and substation property acquisitions. In 2012, Chris accepted a role with Dis-Tran, a leading provider of Packaged Substation solutions. It was there he developed extensive substation design skills, with a particular focus on the advantages gained by using SBS’ Substation Design Suite™ for 3D design. His knowledge of process automation, geospatially-aligned substation design and GIS make him a great addition to our growing team of experts. Welcome, Chris!