Utility DataHub™ — EAM

Utility DataHub™ — EAM

Engineered to integrate as a plug-in for AutoCAD®

Utility DataHub™ - EAM for AutoCAD

SBS Utility DataHub™ (UDH) enables utility and engineering companies to streamline their design processes and workflows by integrating AutoCAD® based design tools with enterprise systems.

This module of UDH suite installs as a plug-in for AutoCAD.

The trial version contains the following key functionalities:

Ability to link a work order from an enterprise asset management or work management system  (SAP®, IBM MAXIMO®, or other) to the design DWG.

  • Uses the work order data to set the design file name, create project folders, and update DWG properties.  

Seamless integration with Autodesk Construction Cloud (ACC) (BIM360® Docs).

  • Automatically creates design project folders in the Project Files  
  • Interacts with BIM360, to upload and/or open designs directly from the linked BIM360 Docs project folders (while checking for a DWG version)  

Configuration of a role-based security (administrator, or user), to control access to AutoCAD commands via the UDH configuration.





No setup is required by AutoCAD users

Installation includes samples of work orders that can be configured to reflect structure of a typical work order. Administrators downloading the app will be requested to enable the UDH app integration with Autodesk Construction Cloud site and grant access to users. This UDH Design – EAM plugin is fully configurable to enable seamless integration of your AutoCAD design process with Autodesk Construction Cloud in the enterprise workflow. 

Once you install the UDH plugin for AutoCAD, the workflow is quite straightforward. A job is assigned to a designer (a work order is created in EAM/WMS). The designer can view the list of assigned work orders in the Work Order Browser.

When the design is linked to the work order, UDH connects to Autodesk Construction Cloud (ACC), creates the appropriate folders, and uploads the DWG drawing into the ACC repository as shown in the screenshots:

Once uploaded, the design can be viewed in the Autodesk Construction Cloud (ACC) Document Management repository:

UDH plugin for AutoCAD allows you to create versions and track file activities in the ACC repository as shown in the diagrams:

These are just a few examples of flexible configuration capabilities of the UDH.  

You may use this UDH plugin to configure a role-based security in AutoCAD. For example, in this trial version SBS has configured two basic roles: Administrator and User. Each role has different access privileges to execute AutoCAD commands: 

Administrator Privileges: 

  • View the settings tab within the UDH Palette Set 
  • See the Work Order Refresh option in the UDH Work Management Sub menu 
  • See the UDH Settings  option in the UDH Work Management Sub menu 
  • Run the AutoCAD DWGPROPS command 
  • View the Circles option on the AutoCAD home tab  

User Privileges: 

  • See the Polyline option on the AutoCAD home tab 
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