News & Events

News & Events

“Reaping the Benefits of Intelligent Design in Utilities”

We are excited to be presenting at Autodesk University on Monday, September 26. Dennis Beck, CEO of SBS, will be presenting on how to reap the benefits of intelligent design in utilities. Title:  “Reaping the Benefits of Intelligent Design in Utilities” ...

SBS Announces the Release of Automated Utility Design™ 8.4

July 18, 2022, Littleton, CO. SBS has launched Automated Utility Design (AUD) version 8.4. The newest version provides over 20 new product enhancements as well as resolving several issues from the previous 8.3 version. With the latest enhancements in version...

PUG Is Back in Person! 

After two years of virtual conferences, we are excited to gather in person with you for our 9th Annual Peer Utility Group Conference. Join us live at the beautiful Heritage Eagle Bend Golf Club in Denver, Colorado for this terrific...

Intelligent Design for Telecommunications

SBS announces new enhancements to industry-leading AUD infrastructure design application SBS is pleased to announce extensive enhancements to our industry-leading Automated Utility Design (AUD) product to support the needs of telecommunications design professionals.  AUD has had a very successful track record for...

Meet With Us At This Year’s Esri User Conference

SBS will be showcasing our newest products at Booth #1906. Come learn how our intelligent design solutions can add tremendous value to your projects. Check out our newest product Substation Design Suite™ – Physical for AutoCAD®.  Esri UC is the...

Substation Design Suite™ Physical for Inventor Version 8.1 is Now Available

Littleton, Colorado June 1, 2022 SDS Physical for Inventor Version 8.1 provides support for Autodesk Inventor 2022 and 2023 as well as database improvements to support centralized data management for IT and CAD administrators.  This new product release also includes...

PUG Is Back in Person! 

After two years of virtual conferences, we are excited to gather in person with you for our 9th Annual Peer Utility Group Conference. Join us live at the beautiful Heritage Eagle Bend Golf Club in Denver, Colorado for this terrific...

Learn About Electrical Clearance Design Checks with Model States in SDS Physical for Inventor  

Join Steve Kaufman from SBS for a webinar on Wednesday, June 1, to learn about electrical design checks with model states in Substation Design Suite™ (SDS) Physical for Inventor.   The 40-minute webinar will cover subassembly islands with Model States. Learn...

Join SBS at DistribuTECH International, the Leading Annual Transmission and Distribution Event

Visit the exhibit floor to see what the industry’s leading professionals have to offer. SBS will be hosting Booth #734. Come check out our newest product Substation Design Suite™ – Physical for AutoCAD®.  DistribuTECH International provides industry leaders the opportunity to...

Check Out the Latest Version of Substation Design Suite™ Protection & Control Version 8.2

May 3, 2022, Littleton, CO. SBS has launched Substation Design Suite Protection & Control (SDS-P&C) version 8.2. New commands and product enhancements have been added to improve usability and flexibility. SDS-P&C extends the power of AutoCAD® Electrical to provide advanced...

Join SBS at IEEE to Learn How BIM is Changing the Game for Substation Design  

More and more utilities have successfully implemented Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology. Learn from their experiences as you consider how making this change can benefit your organization in providing safe and reliable service and bring a greater return on investment. ...

Visit SBS in the Northwest next week at the NWPPA Engineering & Operations Conference and Trade Show 

Gather in person with other leading utility providers at the Engineering & Operations Conference and Trade Show to share and learn how to survive, thrive, and forge ahead through natural disasters and local and global calamities.  SBS will be hosting...

Intelligent Infrastructure Design for Utilities

Justifying Your Intelligent Design System (Part 2 of 3) Dennis F. Beck, PE, President/CEO, SBS In Part 1 of this series we defined the key elements of intelligent design solutions and introduced how they can support improved workflows within utility...

Join SBS at IEEE PES T&D in New Orleans next month  

Meet with other energy professionals to experience new technologies available in the industry. Visit the exhibit floor to check out our newest product Substation Design Suite™ – Physical for AutoCAD®.  SBS will be hosting Booth #8550. Register today to receive...

Intelligent Infrastructure Design for Utilities

What is it, and why should I care? (Part 1 of 3) Dennis F. Beck, PE, President/CEO, SBS Achieving effective design of utility infrastructure has always had its challenges. Distribution system design engineers need to make thousands of modifications to...

Intelligent Design for Renewable Energy Systems-Part II

SBS Automated Utility Design™ supports flexible and efficient renewable energy system design and construction for Atwell LLC.  Dennis Beck, President/CEO  Last year we shared a blog post on how Atwell LLC uses our Automated Utility Design (AUD) product solution to...

Learn methods for Above Grade and Below Grade conduit using Substation Design Suite™ (SDS) Physical for Inventor at our next webinar

Join Steve Kaufman from SBS for a webinar on Wednesday, February 2, to learn different methods for above grade and below grade conduits in SDS Physical for Inventor. The discussion will include information about UtilityContent.com, WorkPoint cable and conduit path tools, bus browse...

SBS Announces the Launch of Substation Design Suite™ Physical for AutoCAD®

Rooted in AutoCAD and Map 3D, our newest product offers access to advanced 3D substation design technology in the familiar AutoCAD environment. Substation Design Suite™ (SDS) Physical for AutoCAD is available in two platforms: AutoCAD and Autodesk Inventor. Within AutoCAD, users can enjoy features such as simultaneous 2D and 3D...

Conduit Management and Digital Twins: CAD and GIS Working Together

Intelligent infrastructure design works with GIS to model systems for better construction and improved asset management via the use of digital twins.    | Dennis Beck, President/CEO, Spatial Business Systems, Inc. Introduction Our earlier blogpost in August 2021 explained how...

We’ve just released Substation Design Suite™  Protection & Control Version 8.1

Substation Design Suite™ Protection & Control (SDS P&C) version 8.1 is now available.  This new release includes over thirty product improvements designed to improve usability, electrical design efficiency, and quality.  SDS P&C extends the power of AutoCAD® Electrical to provide advanced electrical substation...