Jan 17, 2024

IMAGINiT Technologies Offers New Self-Paced Training for Autodesk and Spatial Business Systems Software

New Learning Content Meets Specific Needs of Utility Companies

IMAGINiT Technologies continues to enhance its offerings to help Utility companies increase the adoption of technology that enables them to design, plan, manage and maintain their infrastructure. Now utility companies have access to self-paced learning paths with content that is uniquely focused on the way they use Autodesk and Spatial Business System (SBS) products to exchange important documentation to support intelligent design and construction workflows.

“As SBS’ primary training partner, our unwavering commitment revolves around consistently enhancing the value offered to utility customers,” says Dennis Helmick, vice president, government and utilities, IMAGINiT Technologies. “We achieve this by delivering comprehensive, utility-specific training content that enables teams to successfully implement cutting-edge solutions from Autodesk and SBS. Leveraging our ASCENT content development team, as well as experts from SBS and IMAGINiT, our content allows software users to self-serve and consume learning at their own pace via ProductivityNOW, our eLearning platform. And we remain committed to a continued investment in the creation of utility-specific content such as tech tips, webinars, white papers and future learning content.”

Automated Utility Design™Learning Paths

Specifically created for designer-level users of the Automated Utility Design (AUD) product from SBS, this training stream has two distinct learning paths. The first learning path, AUD Fundamentals for Electric Utilities revolves around AUD Electric Overhead and Underground Distribution and covers topics from starting a new AUD project to using AUD for 3D project visualization.

The second learning path, AUD Fundamentals for Gas Utilities, covers the layout and design of gas distribution. Training covers a broad spectrum of topics from core concepts to advanced gas layout design.

For team members needing help learning Autodesk AutoCAD, there are four foundational AutoCAD learning paths which focus on Basic Drawing and Editing, Advanced Drawing and Editing, Layouts and Printing Concepts and Annotating Drawings.

Substation Design Suite™ Learning Paths

The training for Spatial Business Systems’ Substation Design Suite (SDS) users is divided into three learning paths to provide a rich educational experience.

  1. SDS Physical for AutoCAD (P4A) Training focuses on the physical 3D layout of substation related components with 11 in-depth lessons that cover everything from introducing new SDS users to the software to creating construction prints and Bills of Material. To support teams requiring additional Autodesk AutoCAD training, learning paths covering topics such as drawing and editing AutoCAD models and introducing Map 3D are available.
  2. SDS Physical for Inventor (P4I) Training is organized into three sections and covers topics including substation modeling strategy, above and below grade tools and advanced SDS Physical Design. To support those who require additional Autodesk Inventor expertise, there are additional Autodesk Inventor learning paths ranging from getting started with Inventor to customizing the software.
  3. SDS Protection & Control for AutoCAD Electrical (P&C) Training is organized into the general configuration of the design workflow. Topics include project basics and schematic wiring to custom data and advanced tools. There are five supporting AutoCAD Electrical learning paths to ensure all team members have the necessary foundational knowledge to maximize their use of the SDS software.

“We are excited to see IMAGINiT add this content to their eLearning offering as we all know how important the role of adoption is during any new technology implementation,” says Dennis Beck, founder, and CEO of Spatial Business Systems. “The tremendous demand for improving the world’s infrastructure has driven a need to greatly improve the tools and methods used to design and build these critical assets. Infrastructure design organizations who take the next step and invest in ensuring their employees understand how to use these new tools, processes and workflows, will quickly establish themselves as industry leaders.”

For more information on the SBS and IMAGINiT partnership please read this news release. Or you can watch this short video as Dan Looney, utilities enterprise account manager at IMAGINiT and Trevor Scullion, director of emerging technologies at SBS, talk about the learning content available to help utility companies increase technology adoption.

About IMAGINiT Technologies
IMAGINiT Technologies, a division of Rand Worldwide (OTCBB: RWWI), advances the way architects and engineers design, develop, and manage projects. Customers of this leading professional services and technology company include organizations in the building, infrastructure, manufacturing and facilities management industries. Organizations of all sizes work with IMAGINiT Technologies to gain competitive advantages through expert technology consulting, implementation, training, and support services. As one of the world’s largest integrators of Autodesk 3D design and engineering software, the team leverages unrivalled industry experience to design systems that accelerate innovation while improving project quality and profitability.

ASCENT- Center for Technical Knowledge, a division of Rand Worldwide (OTCBB: RWWI), is an Authorized Publisher and Developer of Autodesk curriculum, developing professional training courseware and technical documentation for engineering applications including those from Autodesk, Dassault Systèmes and PTC. For more information, visit the ASCENT website and follow ASCENT on LinkedIn and Twitter.

About Spatial Business Systems
SBS is a leading provider of intelligent software and spatial data integration solutions to many of the world’s largest utilities and infrastructure firms across North America, Europe and Australia. The Company’s suite of vertical-focused software supports the engineering and design of critical network infrastructure assets, creating real-world models that are used to manage workflows, facilitate collaboration and standardize design rules. SBS provides its software solutions to over 200 enterprise customers and is headquartered in Littleton, Colorado.

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