• OpenUtilities Designer

    Intelligent Design for Smarter Grids

Utility Network Design and GIS Software

Design and manage your electric, gas, or district energy network with OpenUtilities Designer. Speed design with precise MicroStation-based layout tools. Lower project costs with on-the-fly cost estimation that lets designers quickly refine designs. Avoid delays with built-in workflow management to assign, track, and manage work. Lower total software costs with the embedded OpenUtilities Map — a full-featured utilities GIS — or integrate OpenUtilities with your existing GIS.

Add structural interoperability services to your design workflows to give you unified design environment with an analysis mechanism for structural evaluations. The cloud-based bridge between OpenUtilities Designer, Bentley's iModel Hub and 3rd party applications enables rapid structural load analysis with easy integration to 3rd party apps like Power Lines Pro, Spida, or other structural analysis applications.

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    • Analyze and Visualize Utility Networks_Map
    • Conduct Structural Load and Sag Analysis
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    • Design Gas Distribution Networks
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    • Estimate Material and Work Costs
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  • Analyze and visualize utilities networks

    • Use GIS tools to create buffers, overlays, joins, thematic maps, dynamic labels, reports, and queries. Perform radial, upstream/downstream, shortest/multiple/redundant path traces for flow, conduit, and cathodic protection networks. Analyze and report on leaks for an area or the entire network.
  • Conduct structural load and sag analysis (optional)

    • Add structural analysis workflows to OpenUtlities Designer and connect to Power Lines Pro or other services in one application. Accelerate your design process with a unified design environment to eliminate overdesign, reduce capital expenses, and streamline design workflows. Deliver brownfield and greenfield projects faster and experience up to a 20% reduction in design time. Extend joint use workflows for both electric and communication networks to assess communication equipment on electric poles to improve design visibility for joint-use facilities.

  • Design district energy networks

    • Create, manage, analyze, estimate costs, and report on as-built asset information and design plans for extensions, repairs, renewals, and maintenance activities. Layout single, two-pipe, and multi-pipe networks for steam-based and water-based district energy systems. Achieve engineering-grade precision with MicroStation-based smart placement and editing.
  • Design electric distribution networks

    • Layout your primary, secondary, and public lighting networks. Achieve engineering-grade precision with MicroStation-based smart placement and editing. Design above- and below-ground network assets with detailed models of conduits and their cables. Define rules to ensure designs adhere to standards.
  • Design gas distribution networks

    • Layout main and service pipe networks as well as cathodic protection networks. Achieve engineering-grade precision with MicroStation-based smart placement and editing. Export layouts to other Bentley products to model and analyze the performance of your network design.
  • Design wastewater networks

    • Layout sewer, storm, and combined sewer/storm networks. Achieve engineering-grade precision with MicroStation-based smart placement and editing. Use 2D profile tools to check elevation grades. Export layouts to other Bentley products to model and analyze the performance of your network design.
  • Design water distribution networks

    • Layout main and lateral networks. Achieve engineering-grade precision with MicroStation-based smart placement and editing. Use 2D profile tools to check elevation grades and find preferred routing. Export layouts to other Bentley products to model and analyze the performance of your network design.
  • Estimate material and work costs

    • Get real-time cost feedback on each design decision through dynamic cost estimates. Create detailed cost breakdowns of labor, materials, and equipment at each work location and for the entire design. Compare costs of design alternatives to find the least-cost design meeting the project requirements.
  • Manage design workflows and approvals

    • Create, assign, manage, and approve work orders in stand-alone mode or through integration with your work management system. Define dashboards and reports to help managers track project status and progress. Avoid delays with automatic status updates, approval requests, and e-mail integration.
  • Synchronize design versions with enterprise GIS

    • Create new projects and study future projects without harming data integrity. Use short and long transactions as well as multi-user editing to look at multiple options. Resolve conflicts for graphical and non-graphical data and use reports to compare the costs of design options.
  • Synchronize designs with iTwin Models

    • Align your engineering data with other associated data and reality models and transform them into a digital twin. The iTwin feature enables you to visualize and track engineering changes along project timelines, providing an accountable record of change management and much more.
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