This class will cover industry best practices and workflows for 3D substation design projects utilizing Inventor Professional software and the Substation Design Solutions toolkit. In addition, we will cover integration of Vault Professional software to maximize the efficiency of the 3D modeling processes. We will detail processes and procedures to ensure consistency, flexibility, and overall usability of 3D models, and we’ll learn how to change the way substation designs are currently done. We will present Vault categories, lifecycles, and states as a means to demonstrate utilization of 3D model data and how it can be integrated into existing systems to facilitate custom reporting and data analytics. This session features Inventor Professional and Vault Professional.
- Learn how to produce 3D models that are accurate, consistent, and user-friendly
- Discover best practices for part and assembly creation
- Learn how to use Vault to capitalize on 3D model data
- Learn how to use Inventor to transform the substation design process
Michael Chasser is the substation designer section manager at Burns & McDonnell, where he has been for over 10 years. He has facilitated numerous electric utility clients' transitions from a 2D to 3D design environment, across multiple software platforms. He is currently leading the Burns & McDonnell transmission and distribution Inventor software 3D conversion and standards development effort, while also continuing to lead multiple clients in their own conversions and standards development efforts. Chasser has presented the topic of 3D substation design to industry conferences nationwide. Additionally, he is a participating member of the SDS Consortium, and he has co-authored consortium best-practice documents and workflows.
Autodesk Inventor Certified Professional and SDS user.