News & Events

GIS, Digital Twins, and the Digital Thread

Solutions for Managing Critical Infrastructure Dennis Beck, President/CEO, SBS Introduction This summer (July 2021) I had the good fortune of being able to deliver a Spotlight presentation for the Esri User Conference. My goal of the presentation was to take...

Annual PUG Conference Coming Soon!

We are excited to invite you to join our worldwide AUD user community at this year’s virtual PUG Conference. We are busy working on preparations and are looking forward to another great conference. Since its inception, the Peer Utility Group...

SPIDAcalc Integration with Automated Utility Design™

SBS Automated Utility Design™ (AUD) supports product-level integration with the SPIDA Software SPIDAcalc product. The integration provides a highly functional, straightforward way to validate AUD designs within SPIDAcalc. The integration is enabled via the analysis module of SBS Utility DataHub™....

SBS Announces SpatialBiz Plug-in for ArcGIS Utility Network

New FME Plug-in provides a commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) tool for ArcGIS Utility Network migration and synchronization.  July 12, 2021  SBS is pleased to announce our latest FME plug-in, the SpatialBiz Plug-in for ArcGIS Utility Network. We have leveraged our decades of experience with the Safe Software FME product, along with the extensive experience we...

Visit SBS at the Esri User Conference

See the latest in advanced, geo-enabled solutions for utilities and telecommunications at the Esri User Conference July 12–15, 2021. Register now to get a front-row seat. SBS will be highlighting our intelligent design solutions integrated with ArcGIS and Utility Network...

You’ve Got Questions. We’ve Got Answers.

SBS Answers is our one-stop-shop to help you find answers to all your frequently asked questions.   Whether you’re visiting our site for the first time wondering what AUD is, you’re interested in delving into intelligent design and want to see how our products can simplify that integration, or you’re ready to purchase our product and want to find...

The Value of Intelligent Substation Design: A Perspective of Three Utilities

For most of the last century, utilities have manually drafted their designs. The 1980s and 1990s brought a paradigm shift with CAD. Fast forward twenty-five years to the evolution of 3D, and we now have utility specific tools such as Substation Design Suite™ (SDS) for creating intelligent substation designs.   Jack Hopson of SBS recently hosted a roundtable webinar...

Can Integrating Design, Construction, and Grid Data Make a Digital Twin a Reality? [An Energy Central PowerSession]

Learn how existing technologies can be joined together using digital construction to enhance safety, data management, and intelligent designs! In case you missed it, the webinar has been posted and available for all watch. Listen to a panel of experts...

Utility Roundtable Webinar-Intelligent Substation Design

The Utility Round Table Webinar with Ameren, Lincoln Electric System and Southern Company has been posted and available for all to listen. Learn how each of these utilities have implemented intelligent substation design with Substation Design Suite (SDS) and the...

SPIDA®calc and SBS Automated Utility Design™ (AUD) Solutions

SPIDA® Software and SBS recently partnered together to discuss how AUD and SPIDAcalc combine their strengths to optimize overhead utility design while streamlining business workflows.  Matt Cain, Product Manager for SPIDA Software, and Andy Street, Vice President of Technology for SBS, demonstrated this easy-to-use yet powerful solution that provides an effective way to validate designs. These new...

New Release

SBS is pleased to announce the release of Substation Design Suite™ Protection & Control 8.0!  SBS is ever working to improve and enhance the products you rely on for substation design. This new version includes all the great features you’ve come to...

Streamline and Optimize Utility Design with SPIDA®Calc and SBS Automated Utility Design™ (AUD) Webinar

Join us for a webinar on May 26th to see how SPIDA® Software and SBS have partnered to add advanced structural load analysis to the Automated Utility Design™ product. Register here! Learn how AUD and SPIDA®Calc combine their strengths to optimize overhead...

Utility Roundtable Webinar-Intelligent Substation Design

Join us for our Utility Round Table Webinar with Ameren, Lincoln Electric System and Southern Company. Learn how each of these utilities have implemented intelligent substation design with Substation Design Suite (SDS) and the benefits from utilizing SDS. Register here...

Can Integrating Design, Construction, and Grid Data Make a Digital Twin a Reality? [An Energy Central PowerSession]

Learn how existing technologies can be joined together using digital construction to enhance safety, data management, and intelligent designs! Listen to a panel of experts discuss how technologies that stitch network design to digital construction and grid model data can...

Learn how CAD-based intelligent design integrates with Esri’s Utility Network!

Join us for a webinar demonstrating the new advanced capabilities of SBS Utility DataHub™ 3.0 and Automated Utility Design™ Communications. Register today by clicking HERE. Title: Utility DataHub™ 3.0 and Automated Utility Design™ Communications Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021 at...

Enabling Digital Construction (BIM) for Utilities

SBS Expands Utility DataHub™ and Automated Utility Design™ to Enable Digital Construction for Utilities Our mission at SBS is to provide integrated design solutions for utility organizations. Over the last many years, our focus has been all about bridging the...

SBS Announces Utility DataHub™ Design – GIS Version 3.0 

New, advanced support for ArcGIS Utility Network integration with AutoCAD-based Utility Design   March 10, 2021  SBS announces the release of Utility DataHub™ Design – GIS, Version 3.0.  This new version has been primarily focused on continuing to advance support for Esri’s ArcGIS Utility Network integration with AutoCAD and...

The SDSIC 2021 Spring Virtual Event

Annual conferences are an integral part of the Substation Design Solution Industry Consortium (SDSIC). These conferences provide members the opportunity to learn from fellow substation designers, view Substation Design Suite™ product demos and announcements, and learn the latest from the...

Autodesk + Esri + SBS = The Partnership to Know About!

This video from the recent Substation Design Solution Industry Consortium (SDSIC) conference discusses the partnership that integrates CAD, GIS and SBS design tools for the best-in-class solution for utility infrastructure design. Using CAD allows utilities to harness the power of...

SDS P&C Release 7.4.5

Our Substation Design Suite development team has been very busy during the holiday season. We have officially released version 7.4.5 of the Substation Design Suite Protection & Control product this week. This latest release of SDS P&C has a number...