PPL Electric Utilities will be hosting the Spring meeting of the Substation Design Solution Industry Consortium (SDSIC) April 9 – 12 at the PPL Conference Center at Walbert, near Allentown, PA. The SDSIC is a group of utilities, consulting engineers and key vendors that have adopted or are considering adoption of SBS’ Substation Design Suite™ software products. Member utilities host conferences on a rotating basis. Last year’s Fall meeting was held at San Diego Gas and Electric and hosted nearly 200 substation design professionals from utilities and leading engineering firms. For more information on the SDSIC please visit http://www.sdsconsortium.com/. More information on Substation Design Suite™ can be found at http://substationdesignsuite.com/.
SBS will be at the DistribuTECH 2018 Utility Conference & Exhibition this year in San Antonio. Please join us at the Autodesk booth, #1471, where we will be showing the latest in integrated design solutions for utilities. On display will be the SBS Substation Design Suite™, the world’s leading 3D substation design software and Automated Utility Design™, the integrated utility distribution design software based on AutoCAD. SBS will also be demonstrating integrated workflows based on the Utility DataHub™ suite of software products.
Experiences Using Semi-Agile Delivery for AUD Implementation
Our recent Peer Utility Group (PUG) meeting, hosted by Puget Sound Energy in Bellevue, Washington, was a great opportunity to learn what leading utilities are doing to integrate Automated Utility Design™ (AUD) with GIS and enterprise information systems. While much of the discussion was on systems integration and workflows, we also had an opportunity to review different delivery approaches. In particular, Louisville Gas and Electric (LGE) spent some time detailing their experience with the SBS Semi-Agile approach for delivering an integrated electric and gas utility design solution based on AUD and SBS’ Utility DataHub™ (UDH).
Spatial Business Systems (SBS) and Burns & McDonnell are partnering to elevate the successful execution of 2D to 3D transitions of our clients.
SBS will continue to deliver world class utility solutions while Burns & McDonnell will provide utility-specific project execution, providing our clients a single partnership solutions for projects, saving time and increasing collaboration.
Automated Utility Design™ and Substation Design Suite™ now provide support for Autodesk Vault as a data management repository.
October 10, 2017
San Diego, CA – Spatial Business Systems (SBS) announced at the Substation Consortium, held at San Diego Gas & Electric, that Automated Utility Design™ (AUD) and Substation Design Suite™ (SDS) now provide support for Autodesk Vault as an underlying data management repository. The integration is provided via SBS Utility DataHub™ (UDH), a product-level integration software suite for utility data and workflow integration.
Utility DataHub™ (UDH) from SBS supports the integration of Work and Asset Management systems in typical distribution utility workflows. The emphasis here will be on the design process and integration back to geographic information systems (GIS).
Spatial Business Systems (SBS) announces the release of Automated Utility Design™ (AUD) 7.1 available 1 June 2017.
AUD 7.1 is a plug-in available for both the AutoCAD Map 3D 2017 and AutoCAD Map 3D 2018 platforms.
AUD now has a new naming convention. Previous releases were based on calendar years. But starting with AUD 7.1, new releases of AUD will provide customers more flexibility as upgrades will no longer have a strict dependency on the underlying AutoCAD Map 3D platform version. New upgrades of AUD will be available for multiple versions of AutoCAD Map 3D, allowing customers to benefit from improvements to AUD without requiring company-wide changes to their existing installed base of AutoCAD or AutoCAD Map 3D.
Enhanced module for Utility DataHub™ adds several new features
Spatial Business Systems (SBS), SPIDA®Software (SPIDA) and Nashville Electric Service (NES) have recently completed a teaming effort to enhance the Automated Utility Design™ (AUD) SPIDA®Calc interface. By working collaboratively with NES, the existing interface has been enhanced to reduce complexity while adding several new features to improve the operational and technical viability.
Challenges in Substation Design CAD Work
Substations are the points in the power network where transmission lines and distribution feeders are connected together through circuit breakers or switches via busbars and transformers. This allows for the control of power flows in the network and general switching operations for maintenance purposes.