News & Events

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...

SBS Is Pleased to Announce the Release of SDS Physical for Inventor 8.0

Join Steve Kaufman of SBS to learn about exciting enhancements to SDS Physical for Inventor 8.0 such as support for multi conductors, ground leads to sloped planes, and Named User licensing. Title: SDS Physical for Inventor 8.0 Release Webinar Date:...

Thanks for Making our 2021 Peer Utility Group a Success!

We had many memorable moments at this year’s virtual conference. We thank each of our presenters for sharing their experiences and expertise. We wouldn’t be able to make this happen without you! We extend a special thank you to our...

GIS, Digital Twins, and the Digital Thread

Solutions for Managing Critical Infrastructure Dennis Beck, President/CEO, SBS Introduction This summer (July 2021) I had the good fortune of being able to deliver a Spotlight presentation for the Esri User Conference. My goal of the presentation was to take...

Annual PUG Conference Coming Soon!

We are excited to invite you to join our worldwide AUD user community at this year’s virtual PUG Conference. We are busy working on preparations and are looking forward to another great conference. Since its inception, the Peer Utility Group...

SPIDAcalc Integration with Automated Utility Design™

SBS Automated Utility Design™ (AUD) supports product-level integration with the SPIDA Software SPIDAcalc product. The integration provides a highly functional, straightforward way to validate AUD designs within SPIDAcalc. The integration is enabled via the analysis module of SBS Utility DataHub™....

SBS Announces SpatialBiz Plug-in for ArcGIS Utility Network

New FME Plug-in provides a commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) tool for ArcGIS Utility Network migration and synchronization.  July 12, 2021  SBS is pleased to announce our latest FME plug-in, the SpatialBiz Plug-in for ArcGIS Utility Network. We have leveraged our decades of experience with the Safe Software FME product, along with the extensive experience we...

Visit SBS at the Esri User Conference

See the latest in advanced, geo-enabled solutions for utilities and telecommunications at the Esri User Conference July 12–15, 2021. Register now to get a front-row seat. SBS will be highlighting our intelligent design solutions integrated with ArcGIS and Utility Network...

You’ve Got Questions. We’ve Got Answers.

SBS Answers is our one-stop-shop to help you find answers to all your frequently asked questions.   Whether you’re visiting our site for the first time wondering what AUD is, you’re interested in delving into intelligent design and want to see how our products can simplify that integration, or you’re ready to purchase our product and want to find...