Autodesk University
Lecture    UT2348
Every Electrical Network Design Needs a Single-Line Drawing and Riser Details
Silvia Bly
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Description

This class shows how after you create an electrical design in AutoCAD® Utility Design software, you also need to create a single-line circuit design using dynamic blocks and linetypes to provide visual connectivity for utility crews to use while installing the equipment associated with the design. A single-line drawing provides the best detail in the energizing/installation process at the equipment level and shows connectivity all the way back to the substation. When an overhead pole is designed with TV/telephone/primary/secondary, you can create the service risers attached to the pole using riser details and dynamically place them in the model space design. These features save time by enabling crews to know in which quadrant the customer or crews are to install the risers.

Key Learnings

  • Create a detailed network of connectivity at the equipment level, applying it to the real-world installation
  • Use dynamic blocks in AutoCAD Utility Design to add more detail to the electrical network for customer and utility crews
  • Draft primary cable linetypes to underground and overhead equipment, placing crucial symbols and text to further the rendering
  • Place riser details showing the quadrants of underground conduit/cables for high and low voltage utilities attached to a pole

Speakers

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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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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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