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Model-based electrical distribution design

AutoCAD® Utility Design software combines design and documentation with rules-driven workflows and analysis for electrical distribution design. Improve design accuracy, analyze and optimize network designs for greater performance and reliability, and deliver more consistent and coordinated documentation.

On October 12, 2016, Autodesk and Spatial Business Systems (SBS) announced entering into a strategic relationship. As part of that agreement, SBS will be responsible for future development, support and licensing of a successor to Autodesk’s AutoCAD® Utility Design (AUD) product.

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3D model-based design

Design overhead and underground structures, electrical components, and communication features, including overhead primary lines with neutrals and dual network support.
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Configurable rules, workflows, and standards

Define rules that govern workflows, engineering analysis, and validation.
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Rules-based engineering analysis

Size and place assets to have fewer over-orders of materials and in-field changes.
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Coordinate and deliver design data

Review, approve, and manage designs in Vault data management software. Generate bills of materials (BOMs) and drawings for designs.
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Share data between design and GIS

Sync and merge data from AutoCAD Utility Design with the industry model in AutoCAD Map 3D mapping software.
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