News & Events

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...

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...

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...

Commercial Release of Automated Utility Design™ 7.2

SBS is pleased to announce the commercial release of Automated Utility Design™ 7.2 SBS has released the latest version of our industry leading electric, gas and water distribution design tool – Automated Utility Design™ (AUD).  Enhancements were implemented based on...

Integrated Distribution Design is More Efficient

Intelligent integration reduces design time by over 50% Intuitively, it makes sense that integration of utility distribution design with other information systems like GIS, financials and materials management would be a smart thing to do.  A recent presentation at the...

PPL Electric Utilities to Host Spring Substation Design Consortium Meeting

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...

Join SBS at DistribuTECH 2018

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...

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...

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...

SBS Announces Product Support for Autodesk Vault

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 &...