This class will cover some of the challenges faced when adopting AutoCAD Electrical software for use in the design of substation control and communications systems. We will also look at the Solutions found during a single company's journey from simple 2D AutoCAD software drawings to a fully integrated Building Information Modeling (BIM) approach. Topics will include strategies for adaptation, possible areas of interest within your company, and thoughts on training and standards.
Electric Utility Industry Professionals interested in using AutoCAD Electrical for Substation Control Design
Joe Weaver is the principal associate engineer in the Control Design section at Nashville Electric Service. He has spent the past 29 years designing electrical substation protection, control, and communications systems. Over the years the tools used for drafting and design have evolved from vellum and pencils through many versions of AutoCAD software, leading to the adoption of AutoCAD Electrical software in 2010. During this time Joe has also served as CAD manager for this section, as well as for many other sections in the Engineering department. Joe is currently developing and adapting the AutoCAD Electrical and Substation Design Suite software toolkits for Nashville Electric Service.