News & Events

IA/NE Conference

October 14, 2019 Join SBS at the IA/NE Conference in La Vista, NE, October 22-24, 2019.  SBS will be sharing the latest capabilities of our flagship Substation Design Suite™ product.  More information can be found here:  http://www.cvent.com/events/43rd-annual-iowa-nebraska-system-protection-and-substation-conference/event-summary-e7343cbcd23c4d47a841136ab31649fc.aspx?i=0d1cfb35-3afb-42d2-b93b-1f2675a8b562...

Esri GeoConX Conference 2019

October 11, 2019 SBS Found the Missing Link SBS has the link between AutoCAD and Esri and we’re excited to share it at GeoConX in Atlanta, GA October 27-30!  Stop by booth #200 to see GIS assets maintained using 3D...

Utility Day Prior to Autodesk University 2019

October 11, 2019 We are excited to be a part of the Utility Day prior to this years Autodesk University. Please join us and many of your peers to learn more. The agenda for the event is as follows. Agenda:...

Utility Distribution Design and Esri’s Utility Network

Advantages of Design Integration Within Esri’s Utility Network Many utility organizations are moving to Esri’s Utility Network Management extension (UN) and find that the process is introducing fundamental changes in how they implement their data creation and maintenance workflows. For...

SDS Releases 7.4.1

Substation Design Suite™ (SDS) Physical and Protection & Control 7.4.1 Now Available Substation Design Suite 7.4.1 is now available to our users as part of our commitment to continually improve SDS with new features and performance improvements. Updated Substation Design...

Integrated Utility Design Workflows Leverage the Best of GIS and CAD

In the 1990s, most organizations developed monolithic platforms that embedded engineering design in their geographic information systems (GIS). While the concept of going to those common “suites” made sense at the time, it failed to address the needs of the...

SBS Joins the Esri Partner Network

Esri – Autodesk Strategic Partnership Ushers in a New Generation of Integrated Design Solutions SBS is pleased to announce its acceptance into the Esri Partner Network.  And it’s quite an exciting time for SBS and our clients. SBS sees tremendous...

Esri User Conference 2019

Visit SBS at booth #208 at the Esri User Conference, July 8-12 in San Diego. As one of Esri’s newest partners, SBS is excited to show our Automated Utility Design™ (AUD) product seamlessly integrated with ArcGIS and the Esri Utility...

Southern States and Reliaguard add content to Utility Content for Substation Design Suite™

Manufacturers 3D models continue to grow with the addition of content from Southern States and Reliaguard. June 14, 2019 SBS announced during the Substation Design Solution Industry Consortium (SDSIC) 2019 Spring Meeting that Southern States and Reliaguard will be adding...

2019 Peer Utility Group Conference

6th Annual PUG Conference hosted by Puget Sound Energy We are excited to announce this year’s conference will be held August 27th – 29th, 2019 and will be hosted by Puget Sound Energy, Bellevue, Washington. We are busy planning all...

2019 Milsoft User’s Conference

Join SBS at the 2019 Milsoft User’s Conference, June 11-13. The event will be held at the Omni Orlando Resource at Championsgate in Orlando Florida. Meet the SBS team, at booth 34, and see how SBS distribution design and integration...

Automated Utility Design™ 8.0 Now Available

New Version Improves Performance, Adds Smart Trace and Supports Esri 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...

SBS Releases Substation Design Suite™ (SDS) Physical and Protection & Control 7.4

Substation Design Suite™ 7.4 brings new features and bug fixes for improved functionality. New Features SDS — Physical features: SDS will now alert you to using read-only files. When selecting cylindrical surfaces for Round Bus, it will obey bus offsets....

Announcing Automated Utility Design™ 8.0

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...

ModelMap Configurator

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 7.3 Goes Underground

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...

SBS RELEASES SUBSTATION DESIGN SUITE™ (SDS) PHYSICAL DESIGN 7.3 FOR AUTODESK INVENTOR

New in SDS 7.3 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...

SBS ANNOUNCES THE OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF UTILITY CONTENT WITH FULL ACCESS FOR SDS CUSTOMERS UNTIL 2020

Utility Content for Substation Design Suite 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...

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...

Utility DataHub™ – 5 Years Later

Packaged Solution for Utility Workflow Integration goes from Walk to Run Dennis Beck, President, SBS This summer marks the 5 year anniversary of our packaged integration product, Utility DataHub™.  Our original goals for this innovative product were to: Create a...