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One Year Later: Migrating to AutoCAD Map 3D Enterprise Electric

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    At AU 2012, Andy Morsell of Autodesk Consulting and John Keith of Independence Power and Light (IPL) in Independence, Missouri, presented a class about migrating a medium-sized municipal electric utility to AutoCAD Map 3D Enterprise Electric while the project was still underway. Here we are 1 year later! This year, we present the completed application, which is in production use. Our roundtable session discusses the challenges we faced when interfacing with other systems and integrating with processes and workflows employed at IPL. We discuss the custom Autodesk® Infrastructure Map Server and Autodesk Consulting Mobile Viewer applications deployed at IPL. Interfaces include a service for receiving updates from their custom information system and interfaces to legacy systems that need to remain functional while they are being replaced. We also discuss MultiSpeak® exports to IPL's Milsoft DisSPatch® outage management system.

    Key Learnings

    • List the business needs driving migration needs
    • Identify potential business areas where project problems might arise
    • Describe challenges you might encounter when interfacing with other systems
    • Identify challenges faced during production rollout of a new application