Training

TRAINING

We provide multiple training options to ensure effective learning for our clients.
Due to COVID-19, we are unable to offer onsite training at this time.

Automated Utility Design™

SBS offers standard end user training in quarterly open enrollment training courses, instructor led courses, and self-paced eLearning subscriptions to meet different organizational needs and AUD configurations.

FME Training

SBS is pleased to have one of the few Certified FME Trainers in the U.S.A. Our staff has been working with FME since 2003 and offers all types of FME training.

Substation Design Suite™

SBS offers two specialized courses that focus on the configuration and use of the Substation Design Suite™ (SDS) products. SBS also offers mentoring programs that provide practical guidance in the use of the SDS product offerings. 

Automated Utility Design™

Type of Courses Offered

OPEN ENROLLMENT

Once a quarter, SBS hosts an open enrollment course. This is an instructor led course consisting of eight 4-hour sessions over a two week period.

INSTRUCTOR LED

This option is geared toward organizations that are looking to have four to eight individuals receive our standard end user training. Due to COVID-19, this is not in person.

eLearning

This is a self-paced option for end users. The course is hosted on our eLearning platform and is subscription based.

CUSTOM

This option can be customized to meet your organizational needs and AUD configuration. It can be either self-paced on our eLearning platform or instructor led. Due to COVID-19, this is not in person.

FME Training

Type of Courses Offered

OPEN ENROLLMENT

Once a quarter, SBS hosts an instructor led course for up to eight individuals. This course consists of two 8-hour sessions and one 4-hour session. The course focuses on FME Desktop and touches briefly on FME Server.

INSTRUCTOR LED

This option is geared toward organizations that are looking to have four to eight individuals trained using the standard or advanced FME training materials from Safe Software. The materials can cover FME Desktop, FME Server, or a combination of both. Due to COVID-19, this is not in person.

CUSTOM

This option can be customized to meet your specific organizational needs. Our instructor works with you to develop a course based on your specific needs and desires. This can be for FME Desktop, FME Server, or a combination of both. Due to COVID-19, this is not in person.

Substation Design Suite™

Type of Courses Offered

Our instructor-led courses provide the most up-to-date information on Substation Design Suite™ design and software training in a series of twelve to sixteen sessions. Topics covered in the training include the following:

SDS – Physical for Inventor (with or without Inventor Prerequisite)

  • Strategic Modeling
  • Working with Large Assemblies
  • Buried flex cable routing
  • Checking designs
  • Measuring substation output

SDS – P&C for AutoCAD Electrical 

  • Project basics
  • Schematic elements
  • Project-wide edits
  • Wiring diagram cables
  • Automation tools

Remote Training: SDS - Physical for Inventor with Inventor Prerequisite

COURSE COST: $8,000 USD

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Remote instructor led environment consisting of up to thirty-two hours of training with a maximum of six attendees. Schedule for the training is flexible, but each session must be a minimum of two hours. All sessions must be completed within sixty calendar days. Students will have access to the SDS Physical Design eLearning site for a one-year term with the option to renew at the end of the term. The training covers the topics below:

 

Remote Web Training Sessions 1–4: 

Inventor topics as required for SDS Physical Design Training 

 

Remote Web Training Sessions 5–8: 

Strategic modeling 

Working with large assemblies 

 

Remote Web Training Sessions 9–12: 

Introduction to SDS for Inventor 

Above grade tools and below grade tools for buried cable routing and flex cable routing 

 

Remote Web Training Sessions 13–16: 

Introduction to Advanced SDS for Inventor 

Substation design content editor 

Design checks 

Substation output 

 

COURSE PREREQUISITES: eLearning training material

 

SOFTWARE PREREQUISITES: Autodesk Inventor or Inventor Professional Software and the SDS Physical Design plug-in

 

HARDWARE PREREQUISITES:The same hardware specifications as Autodesk Inventor

 

ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS: 32 GB of RAM (memory) and a solid-state disk drive 

Onsite Training: SDS - Physical for Inventor with Inventor Prerequisite

Course Cost: $8,995 USD + travel expenses billed at actuals

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Onsite instructor led environment consisting of four days of training with a maximum of eight attendees. Students will have access to the SDS Physical Design eLearning site and material for a one-year term with the option to renew at the end of the term.The training covers the topics below:

 

Training Sessions 1–4: 

Inventor topics as required for SDS Physical Design Training 

 

Training Sessions 5–8: 

Strategic modeling 

Working with large assemblies 

 

Training Sessions 9–12: 

Introduction to SDS for Inventor 

Above grade tools and below grade tools for buried cable routing and flex cable routing 

 

Training Sessions 13–16: 

Introduction to Advanced SDS for Inventor 

Substation design content editor 

Design checks 

Substation output 

 

COURSE PREREQUISITES: eLearning training material

 

SOFTWARE PREREQUISITES: Autodesk Inventor or Inventor Professional Software and the Substation Design Suite ™ Physical Design plug-in

 

HARDWARE PREREQUISITES: The same hardware specifications as Autodesk Inventor

 

ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS: 32 GB of RAM (memory) and a solid-state disk drive  

eLearning: SDS - Physical for Inventor (Self-Paced)

Course Cost: $395 USD per unique user for a one-year access term subscription

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The self-paced web environment training consists of twelve sessions that include instruction, lab exercises, and appropriate lab exercise data. A user will have access to the eLearning site for a one-year term with the option to renew at the end of the term. The training covers the topics below:

 

eLearning Web Training Sessions 1–4: 

Inventor topics as required for SDS Physical Design Training 

 

eLearning Web Training Sessions 5–8: 

Strategic modeling 

Working with large assemblies 

 

eLearning Web Training Sessions 9–12: 

Introduction to SDS for Inventor 

Above grade tools and below grade tools for buried cable routing and flex cable routing 

 

COURSE PREREQUISITES: Autodesk Inventor Intro to Solid Modeling course

 

SOFTWARE PREREQUISITES: Autodesk Inventor or Inventor Professional Software and the Substation Design Suite ™ Physical Design plug-in

 

HARDWARE PREREQUISITES: The same hardware specifications as Autodesk Inventor

 

ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS: 32 GB of RAM (memory) and a solid-state disk drive  

Remote Training: SDS - Protection & Control for AutoCAD Electrical

COURSE COST: $8,000 USD

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Remote instructor led environment consisting of up to thirty-two hours of training with a maximum of six attendees. Schedule for the training is flexible, but each session must be a minimum of two hours. All sessions must be completed within sixty calendar days. The training covers the topics below:

 

Remote Web Training Sessions 1–4: 

Basic workflow 

Project basics 

Schematic writing 

 

Remote Web Training Sessions 5–8: 

Schematic components 

Schematic editing 

 

Remote Web Training Sessions 9–12: 

Project-wide editing 

Schematic reports 

Wiring diagram cables 

 

Remote Web Training Sessions 13–16: 

Panel layouts 

Settings  

Configurations 

Automation tools 

 

COURSE PREREQUISITES: None

 

SOFTWARE PREREQUISITES: AutoCAD Electrical and Substation Design Suite™ Protection & Control

 

HARDWARE PREREQUISITES: The same hardware specifications as AutoCAD Electrical

 

ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS: Solid-state disk drive 

Onsite Training - SDS - Protection & Control for AutoCAD Electrical

COURSE COST: $8,995 USD + travel expenses billed at actuals

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Onsite instructor led environment consisting of four days of training with a maximum of eight attendees. The training covers the topics below:

 

Training Sessions 1–4: 

Basic workflow 

Project basics 

Schematic writing 

 

Training Sessions 5–8: 

Schematic components 

Schematic editing 

 

Training Sessions 9–12: 

Project-wide editing 

Schematic reports 

Wiring diagram cables 

 

Training Sessions 13–16: 

Panel layouts 

Settings  

Configurations 

Automation tools 

 

COURSE PREREQUISITES: None

 

SOFTWARE PREREQUISITES: AutoCAD Electrical and Substation Design Suite™ Protection & Control

 

HARDWARE PREREQUISITES: The same hardware specifications as AutoCAD Electrical

 

ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS: Solid-state disk drive

Remote: SDS - Physical for Inventor Project Mentoring

Mentoring Cost: $7,800 USD

DESCRIPTION: The SBS consulting team will work collaboratively with customer’s substation design personnel toward developing an SDS Physical substation design project. SBS will provide up to forty hours of consulting services over a threemonth period. These forty mentoring hours typically consist of twenty sessions, each two hours long, conducted twice per week. 

 

PREREQUISITES: Autodesk Inventor Intro to Solid Modeling course and the SDS Physical Design Training

 

SOFTWARE PREREQUISITES: Autodesk Inventor or Inventor Professional Software and the Substation Design Suite™ Physical Design plug-in.

 

HARDWARE PREREQUISITES: The same hardware specifications as Autodesk Inventor

 

ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS: 32 GB of RAM (memory) and a solid-state disk drive 

Remote: SDS - Protection & Control for AutoCAD Electrical Project Mentoring

Mentoring Cost: $7,800 USD

DESCRIPTION: SBS consulting team will work collaboratively with customer’s substation design personnel toward developing an SDS Electrical substation design project. SBS will provide up to forty hours of consulting services over a three-month period. These forty mentoring hours typically consist of twenty sessions, each two hours long, conducted twice per week. Depending upon the scope of the project, more mentoring hours may be needed. 

 

PREREQUISITES: SDS Protection & Control Training

 

SOFTWARE PREREQUISITES: AutoCAD Electrical and the SDS Protection & Control Design plug-in

 

HARDWARE PREREQUISITES: The same hardware specifications as AutoCAD Electrical

ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS: Solid-state disk drive