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Lecture    UT2345
Design Efficiency with Multi Planar Pulling Tension Engineering at Southern California Edison
John Deatherage
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, Silvia Bly
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Description

In this class, you learn how Southern California Edison (SCE) uses industry standards and the Multi Planar Pulling Tension (MPPT) utility to optimize workflows and the use of materials. We describe how SCE has encapsulated their engineering standards into the design tool to ensure consistency and constructability of designs and to improve knowledge transfer and adoption of standards by new and existing design staff. We then demonstrate how the engineering analysis in AutoCAD® Utility Design 2014 software can be configured to accommodate SCE's specific requirements. You will understand how to configure AutoCAD Utility Design with your own engineering analysis standards that have been used for decades. You will also learn to adjust and optimize your workflows and tools based on the lessons learned at SCE.

Key Learnings

  • Explain how SCE uses industry standards and the Multi Planar Pulling Tension utility to optimize workflows and materials
  • Describe how SCE has encapsulated their engineering standards into the design tool to ensure consistency and constructability
  • Configure AutoCAD Utility Design to your own engineering algorithms amd standards
  • Adjust and optimize your workflows and tools based on the lessons learned at SCE

Speakers

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John Deatherage has been with Southern California Edison (SCE) for the past 11 years working in the SCE planning department as a planner designing the SCE Distribution Network for 7 years, and recently 4 years in the Business Process Technology and Integration department (BPT&I) working with Autodesk Utility Design (AUD). Prior to John coming to SCE he spent the past 25 years as an Electrical Contractor in both Residential and Commercial spaces, and is still a Small Business Owner performing electrical jobs.
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Silvia Bly currently works as a technical specialist for Southern California Edison. She has over 20 years of AutoCAD experience and in depth knowledge of CAD principles, practices and procedures. Silvia started her career with the Underground Drafting and Design group as a Designer / Drafter with SCE and then moved to local planning for 3 years where she provided design and drafting support for AUD users, while exhibiting a profound working knowledge of Design Manager. Prior to working for Southern California Edison she worked 3 years with The City of Anaheim in the Electrical Engineering Department and then moved to Arizona Pipeline Planning group for 5 years. Silvia enjoys camping at the beach and traveling.
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Marty Palma is a Technical Consultant for Autodesk Global Services specializing in Quality Assurance and Software Testing. He has over 14 years of consulting experience with a primary focus on the Utilities and Telecom industry. He has worked on many large scale Utility Design and GIS software implementations for companies such as Pacific Gas & Electric, Grant County PUD and has been the Test Lead on the Southern California Edison AUD application for the past 5 years. Marty holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and is a Certified Foundation Level Tester by the ISTQB.
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