Posts filed under: SBS Blog

Evergreen IT Meets Automated Utility Design™ (AUD)

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... Read More

Design Meets GIS

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... Read More

Congratulations to the Substation Design Solution Industry Consortium

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... Read More

Experiences Using Semi-Agile Delivery for AUD Implementation

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... Read More

SBS and Burns & McDonnell Announce Partnership

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... Read More

The Value of Substation Design Suite™

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... Read More

SBS Staff Awarded FME® Accreditation from Safe Software

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... Read More

Underground Schematic Workflow

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... Read More

Frequently Asked Questions for the SBS Automated Utility Design Product General FAQ — Utility Design Solutions

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... Read More

SBS Software Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions 1. How will these differ from historical Autodesk offerings? The new SBS products are functionally quite similar and are based on the existing Autodesk products.... Read More