Spatial Business Systems

Littleton,  CO 
United States
  • Booth: 3713

SBS provides software and service solutions that help their clients leverage the power of location-based data from CAD, GIS and other information systems. The company has helped more than 100 utility, telecommunications and goevernment entities in over 20 countires streamline their business processes and reduce costs through their innovative utility deign, GIS and data management offerings.  

Brands: Automated Utility Design, Substation Design Suite, BIM, Intelligent Design Solutions, Esri Utility Network Migration, Autodesk Design Solutions, Distribution Design Software


  • Automated Utility Design ™ (AUD)
    Automated Utility Design™ (AUD) combines design and documentation with rules-driven workflows and analysis for utility, telecommunications, and electrical distribution design—all based on the power of AutoCAD®...

  • AUD utilizes an intelligent, model-based design.  Utility assets are created in AUD as intelligent, 3D models that include engineering properties and other physical and topological attributes. Using a model-based design allows AUD users to perform engineering analysis for properties such as flicker, cable sag, cable pulling tension and direction, voltage drop, clearances, and guying. The model-based design also supports business modeling for important properties such as joint trench allocation and specialized job conditions.

    AUD automates the design process.  Designs can be swiftly laid out based on an organization’s design standards and business rules. Common standards such as pole spacing, guying, and equipment sizing can be defined for an entire organization or a specific job. AUD supports projects ranging from simple maintenance work orders to large, highly engineered capital projects.

    AUD’s extensive features enable the automation of

    • Report generation
    • Bills of materials
    • Cost estimates
    • Feature placement
    • Construction documentation, callouts, schedules, and details

    Automating these common design processes ensures consistent, accurate, and efficient designs.

  • Utility DataHub™ (UDH)
    Utility DataHub™ provides the interfaces commonly used to enable integrated utility data and design workflows. This includes integration with geographic information systems (GIS), work management systems, and materials management systems....

  • Utility DataHub™ enables users to quickly and seamlessly retrieve geospatial utility data from their enterprise GIS without having to leave the familiar user interfaces of AutoCAD® and AUD.

    Utility DataHub™ NetMaps allows users to access web-based mapping utility data from most common internet mapping services to augment their designs. NetMaps can also access local sources of imagery and perform geocoding tasks.

    Approved designs can be exported back to GIS via Utility DataHub™ Playback Manager module. Playback Manager automates the processing of design and as-built engineering information for promotion into geographic information systems in conformance with utility data mapping standards without data loss.

    Supported GIS environments include Esri (ArcGIS, ArcFM, and ArcGIS Pro – Utility Network Model), GE Smallworld, Intergraph G/Technology, and Autodesk Map3D.

    Utility DataHub™ allows users to:

    • Retrieve work orders from work management systems
    • Display all relevant information for the design
    • Link work orders to drawing files
    • Store information for title block generation
    • Refresh drawing files with updated changes from the work management system
    • Unlink from current work order and link to another work order

    All this from within the AutoCAD®-based AUD design environment.

    Compatible units and related assemblies are made available to designers from the corporate Enterprise Asset Management or Materials Management systems.  Bill of Materials information can be sent back to these systems for estimating then on to other applications to support material retrieval and warehousing transactions.

  • Substation Design Suite™ (SDS)
    Substation Design Suite™ (SDS) consists of two powerful electrical substation design modules. Harnessing the power of Autodesk Inventor and AutoCAD Electrical, SDS gives you specialized substation design tools for intelligent 3D and wiring design....

  • Substation Design Suite™ Physical extends the power of Autodesk products to provide the necessary capabilities to automate the design and specifications of a complete intelligent 3D substation design.

    • Automated Substation Tools

    SDS saves designers time by automating certain substation-specific modeling tasks with specialized substation design tools for above-grade, below-grade, and equipment design.

    • Improved Design Quality

    Model-based design combined with automation of routine tasks and design checks significantly reduces costly human error in the electrical substation design process.

    • Flexible Design

    Because SDS is built on Autodesk products, it offers an established platform with which electrical designers are already familiar. This extensive base of skilled software users can quickly become highly productive, minimizing the high cost of training and the turnover experienced with proprietary platforms.

    • High Business Value

    At an affordable purchase price, SDS leverages your Autodesk product investment into a specialized electrical substation designing workstation. It offers tremendous value by improving designer productivity and providing better information to improve construction effectiveness.

    Substation Design Suite™ Protection & Control

    Substation Design Suite™ Protection & Control (SDS P&C) extends the power of AutoCAD Electrical to provide advanced electrical substation design capabilities necessary to fully layout and specify an electric substation.

    • Automated Substation Tasks

    SDS P&C optimizes work hours by automating time-consuming electrical substation designing tasks related to preparing electrical design packages.

    • Improved Design Quality

    Features such as routine task automation and real-time error checking significantly reduce human interaction in the electrical design software process, preventing costly errors.

    • Flexible Design

    SDS P&C does not restrict the flexibility of AutoCAD Electrical. Rather, designers can continue using all design methods and enhance their electrical design software skills.

    • High Business Value

    At an affordable purchase price, SDS P&C helps turn your AutoCAD Electrical into a specialized electrical substation design workstation. This offers tremendous value by improving designer productivity and providing better information to improve construction effectiveness.

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