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The V in BIM: A Vision for BIM for Electric and Gas Utility Engineering Design

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    A transformation of an organization's legacy engineering design systems first requires a vision. This class will discuss the vision of using Building Information Modeling (BIM) for 3D intelligent design to transform San Diego Gas & Electric's transmission and substation engineering design and construction process. The transformation includes the implementation of a number of Autodesk, Inc., Solutions in an integrated mosaic of engineering design workflows. We start with conceptual design using InfraWorks software. We will follow this with detailed design and analysis with AutoCAD Civil 3D software, Inventor software, AutoCAD Electrical software, and Substation Design Solution software. A fundamental concept is the adoption of 3D model components for engineering design standardization and construction standards publishing and training. The implementation of BIM 360 software for construction quality assurance / quality control management will complete the transformation. We will discuss a strategic 3-year plan, and we will demonstrate visuals that are being used to convey the vision and build consensus across the organization.

    Key Learnings

    • Discover methodologies for business requirements gathering and strategic planning
    • Understand how InfraWorks software, AutoCAD Civil 3D software, Inventor software, Substation Design Solution, and Vault software can be used to collaborate
    • Understand how Vault software can be used to improve engineering workflows and engineering data management
    • Form a vision to develop requirements, solution design, implementation plan, and business case