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OpenUtilities Substation

Electric Substation Design Software

Transform your world with unified design

Produce greenfield and brownfield designs up to 40 percent faster and speed project collaboration with the only software that lets you unite electrical and physical design.

What is OpenUtilities Substation?

OpenUtilities Substation provides a comprehensive, integrated set of capabilities that make the design process faster, easier, and more efficient. Avoid rework, reduce errors, and enhance collaboration with linked and cross-referenced 3D layouts and electrical drawings. Capture best practices and enforce standards with automatic error checks, bills of material, and construction prints.

Easily create intelligent 3D substation models from a database of intelligent objects. You can use the model to seed, create, link, and maintain consistency across 2D drawings, electrical schematics, and reports. And maximize efficiencies when your project moves beyond the design phase, speed construction and enhance operations by sharing the 3D model produced. 

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

Estimate substation materials

  • Create reports automatically with a parts database that connects every 3D object and electrical symbol to detailed parts data
  • Publish accurate bills of materials, wire length reports, purchase order lists, and more
  • Update these reports quickly to keep up with design revisions

Generate substation construction deliverables

  • Produce 2D construction drawings automatically from the 3D substation model
  • Define and publish plan, elevation, and isometric views using configurable drawing templates that promote company standards
  • Eliminate hours of manual updates by simply republishing drawings when design changes occur


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Licensing options

One-time purchase with support

Perpetual License with SELECT

A perpetual license of Bentley software is a one-time purchase, with a yearly maintenance subscription, called SELECT. This includes 24/7/365 technical support, learning resources, and the ability to exchange licenses for other software once a year. With SELECT, you will benefit from:

  • License pooling, so you can access your software from multiple computers
  • Access additional Bentley software with Term Licenses, which allow you to pay for what you use without the upfront cost of purchasing a perpetual license.

Annual renewal quotes are delivered directly to your inbox, and our experienced Renewal Representatives are available to answer your questions and guide you through any changes you’d like to make.

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Enterprise Organizations

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For larger organizations with in-depth requirements, we offer plans to provide global pricing and access to our comprehensive portfolio of solutions and success plan services. Contact us about how to get access to software, global best practices, implementation services, training, and technical support to help your organization realize its full potential while addressing your unique needs.

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Integrated Electrical and Physical Design for Intelligent Substation Infrastructure