News & Events

Achieving End User Adoption: Introducing the SBS eLearing Tools

International Data Corporation (IDC) published a study several years ago which detailed a link between the amount of training provided to the end user and the impression of product success....

Enterprise Asset Management Integration with AUD and the Utility DataHub™

Utility DataHub™ (UDH) from SBS supports the integration of Work and Asset Management systems in typical distribution utility workflows.  The emphasis here will be on the design process and integration back to geographic information systems (GIS)....

Release of AUD 7.1™ Available 1 June 2017

Spatial Business Systems (SBS) announces the release of Automated Utility Design™ (AUD) 7.1 available 1 June 2017. AUD 7.1 is a plug-in available for both the AutoCAD Map 3D 2017 and AutoCAD Map 3D 2018 platforms. AUD now has a...

Next Generation SPIDA®Calc Interface for AUD is Now Available

Enhanced module for Utility DataHub™ adds several new features Spatial Business Systems (SBS), SPIDA®Software (SPIDA) and Nashville Electric Service (NES) have recently completed a teaming effort to enhance the Automated Utility Design™ (AUD) SPIDA®Calc interface. By working collaboratively with NES,...

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...

Integrated Substation Design with the Utility DataHub™

Consolidating Physical and Electrical Substation Design into Single Environment Introduction 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...

Automated Utility Design – Introducing SMART Tools

New SBS Tools Streamline AUD Implementation 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...

Save the Date!

Save the Date for the 4th Annual PUG Conference 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...

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...

No-Cost Automated Utility Design™ Product Promotion

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...

Two New Releases of Automated Utility Design™ Available

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...

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...

SBS Announces Automated Utility Design™ (AUD) 2018

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...

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...

Automated Utility Design – The Road Ahead

Taking a look at where utility distribution design is going This past week SBS announced that we entered into a strategic relationship with Autodesk. As part of that agreement SBS will be responsible for future development, support and licensing of...

SBS Announces Substation Design Suite Offerings

Next-Generation Substation Design Tools Now Available for the Global Utility Industry October 4, 2016 Kansas City, MO – Spatial Business Systems (SBS) announces the general availability of the Substation Design Suite family of products at the SDS Consortium in Kansas...

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....

Autodesk and SBS Form Strategic Alliance

New alliance to provide a growing range of integrated design solutions for utilities October 3, 2016 Lakewood, CO – Spatial Business Systems (SBS) has formed a strategic alliance with Autodesk to provide an expanded set of solutions for the utility...

3rd Annual Peer User Group Conference to be Held in Kansas City, MO

Kansas City Power and Light to host 3rd Annual PUG Conference August 23, 2016 Lakewood, CO – Kansas City Power and Light will be hosting the 3rd Annual Peer User Group (PUG) Conference September 7th – 9th. The PUG Conference...

Spatial Business Systems Announces Two New FME Service Offerings

QuickStart offerings allow organizations to generate benefits faster when using Safe Software FME products. April 11, 2016 Lakewood, CO – Spatial Business Systems (SBS) announces two new offerings designed to help organizations take the most advantage of their investment in...