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.
Consolidating Physical and Electrical Substation Design into Single Environment
Several months ago, we announced our roadmap for the Substation Design Suite™ (SDS) software. Our goal is to lead the substation design market by enabling “Agile Collaboration for Substation Design and Engineering”. Within this goal, we have four major themes:
SBS is pleased to announce new support and implementation tools that are designed to reduce the total cost of ownership for Automated Utility Design™ (AUD) customers. This toolset is part of our commitment to achieve the themes of the SBS AUD product roadmap:
The 4th Annual PUG Conference is right around the corner, so mark it on your calendars today. This years conference will be hosted by Puget Sound Energy in Bellevue, Washington. The conference will be held August 29th – August 31st. As more details become available we will post them to the conference webpage. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 1, 2017 Lakewood, CO: As a Safe Software Gold VAR Partner SBS has been committed to deliver exceptional consulting services and training for FME products. SBS’ commitment has led to the most recent accreditation of Courtney Maxson as a FME Certified Professional and Certified Trainer. Ms. Maxson is the second member of the SBS staff to be certified as an FME Trainer and 5th Certified Professional for SBS.
Attractive Offer Leverages AutoCAD® Map3D and Infrastructure Design Suite Investment
February 7, 2017
Lakewood, CO – Spatial Business Systems (SBS) announces the availability of a new promotion for its Automated Utility Design™ (AUD) product, a comprehensive utility design solution used by investor-owned, municipal, and electric cooperative utilities. AUD is a new SBS offering based on the strategic alliance between SBS and Autodesk that was announced October 3, 2016. Through the alliance, SBS is now responsible for future development, support, and licensing of the AutoCAD Utility Design software.
AUD 7 and AUD 7+ Provide a Seamless Migration Path for AUD Users
January 30, 2017
San Diego, CA – Spatial Business Systems (SBS) announces the availability of two new releases of their Automated Utility Design™ (AUD) product at the DistribuTECH Conference in San Diego. AUD is a new SBS offering based on the strategic alliance between SBS and Autodesk that was announced October 3, 2016. Through the alliance, SBS is now responsible for future development, support and licensing of the AutoCAD Utility Design software.
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.