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    Substation Design

    Break new ground in reliable substation design

Southwest Electric Power Design Institute | Zhaotong Converter Station | China

Substation Design Solution

Improve project delivery and better manage design information across the entire project lifecycle with intelligent substation design, a model-centric approach that unites 3D physical and electrical design disciplines. Our Substation Design solution reduces the amount of time to complete design and minimizes errors that cause rework during construction. 3D visualization of the substation increases the overall accuracy of your designs and allows for early detection of possible safety risks, such as physical clearance issues. Our solution provides a comprehensive set of capabilities that range from the creation of one-line diagrams to detailed 3D general layout. Accelerate brownfield projects with accurate 3D models derived from simple photographs or point clouds. You can rely on intelligent, information-rich substation models to increase the quality of design deliverables to support construction and handover into operations.
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Capabilities
  • Design substation control houses

    • Design substation control houses and buildings to meet any required standards. Use a multi-discipline BIM application for architectural, structural, mechanical, and building electrical systems design. Simulate and analyze building mechanical systems, environmental conditions, and energy performance.
  • Design substation physical layout

    • ​Perform layout in 3D using a catalog of equipment objects that snap together at predefined hook points. Move groups of connected equipment as units to change positions quickly. Use built-in 3D tools to design the grounding grid and lightning protection and analyze cable sag, clearances, and clashes.
  • Design substation protection and control

    • ​Produce linked and cross-referenced one-line diagrams, wiring diagrams, schematics, and panel layouts. Speed design with wires that break and heal automatically as you place or remove symbols. Save time and increase quality with automatic wire numbering, device tagging, error checking, and more.
  • Design substation site

    • ​Select the best site location, determine the impact of subsurface soil conditions, and determine the cost of earth removal, addition, and moving. Design the complete site including the substation pad, drainage, and access roads.
  • Design substation structures

    • ​Design and analyze substation structures to meet design codes and withstand static and dynamic loads. Design foundations based on support reactions obtained from the structural analysis models. Produce structural fabrication or shop drawings for structural steel fabricators.
  • Model brownfield substations with reality meshes and point clouds

    • Use reality meshes and point clouds to support brownfield design projects. Use detailed 3D models derived from simple photographs and laser-scanned point-cloud data in context during detailed modeling and design. Perform 3D interference checking with existing condition data. Improve the overall integrity and quality of brownfield projects.
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Products
  • AECOsim Building Designer
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    AECOsim Building Designer

    Design, analyze, document, and visualize buildings of any size, form, and complexity with multi-discipline building application for architects and engineers.

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    Architect

  • OpenRoads Designer
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    OpenRoads Designer

    OpenRoads Designer is a comprehensive and fully functioned detailed design application for surveying, drainage, subsurface utilities, and roadway design that supersedes all capabilities previously delivered through InRoads, GEOPAK, MX, and PowerCivil.

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    Civil Engineer

  • Bentley Navigator
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    Bentley Navigator

    Get better insight into information within the context of 3D models to make better decisions throughout the lifecycle, in the office, field, or on-site.

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    Project Team

  • MicroStation
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    MicroStation

    Model, document and visualize infrastructure projects of any type, scale, and complexity, with a comprehensive set of design and documentation capabilities to reliably deliver even the most demanding projects.

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    Used By

    CAD Designer

  • ProjectWise Design Integration
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    ProjectWise Design Integration

    Accelerate information worksharing and content reuse for multi-discipline design coordination and collaboration.

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    Project Team

  • Bentley Descartes
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    Bentley Descartes

    Ensure your project has accurate real-world representation using proven imaging and point-cloud technology to enhance your infrastructure workflow.

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    Used By

    Civil Engineer

    Substation Engineer

  • Bentley Substation
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    Bentley Substation

    Produce greenfield and brownfield designs up to 40 percent faster with the only software that unites electrical and physical design.

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    Used By

    Substation Engineer

    Protection and Control Engineer

  • LumenRT
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    Bentley LumenRT

    Integrate life-like digital nature into your simulated infrastructure designs, and create high-impact visuals for stakeholders.

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    Used By

    Architect

    Substation Engineer

  • ProConcrete
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    ProConcrete

    Model reinforced concrete objects of any shape, and then create drawings, schedules, and reports directly from your models.

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    Used By

    Structural Engineer

  • SITEOPS
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    SITEOPS

    Conceptual site scenarios with little effort and low overhead on any of your land development projects.

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    Used By

    Civil Engineer

  • STAAD.Pro
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    STAAD.Pro

    Design any type of structure and share your synchronized model data with confidence among your entire design team.

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    Used By

    Structural Engineer

  • Bentley Raceway and Cable Management
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    Bentley Raceway and Cable Management

    Save time and reduce cost with the first and only integrated application for cable system layout, routing, and material estimating.

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    Used By

    Substation Engineer

  • gINT Logs
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    gINT Logs

    Manage boring and well logs for virtually any type of subsurface – environmental, geophysical, petroleum, mining, and more.

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    Used By

    Geotechnical Engineer

  • gINT Professional
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    gINT Professional

    Report and manage subsurface data with custom reports including graphics, photos, charts, maps, and more.

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    Used By

    Geotechnical Engineer

  • ProSteel
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    ProSteel

    Quickly create design drawings, fabrication details, and schedules that automatically update whenever the 3D model changes.

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    Used By

    Structural Engineer

  • STAAD Foundation Advanced
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    STAAD Foundation Advanced

    Design virtually any type of foundation, from basic to the most complex.

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    Used By

    Structural Engineer

  • Navigator Mobile
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    Navigator Mobile

    Achieve unmatched insight into project information and the power to reliably resolve issues whether in the office, on-site, or in the field.

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    Used By

    Substation Engineer

  • ProjectWise Edge
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    ProjectWise Edge

    View, analyze and approve the most current project data from anywhere, anytime.

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    Used By

    Civil Engineer

    Substation Engineer

    Protection and Control Engineer

    Engineering Manager

Professions
  • Project Team

  • Architect

  • Civil Engineer

  • Structural Engineer

  • Substation Engineer

  • Geotechnical Engineer

  • Protection and Control Engineer

  • CAD Designer

  • Engineering Manager