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Topobase Electric AU 2007
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Topobase Electric AU 2007
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  • Hello everyone. I‘m very happy to welcome you to this class !Vanessa and Alan will help me to present the new Topobase Electric application. It is really a great pleasure to be here. We have been working for several months on this release. We discussed with electric companies, subject matter experts, consultants and now all the concepts are real !I would like to introduce myself: I manage the Topobase design team. I have a background in GIS consultaning and have been working for several years in the electric, wastewater, water and land management industry. I’ve worked with Autodesk since 2005. As you can hear, my mother tongue is not english. It is french. But, to be clear, I‘m not a french citizen, I‘m a swiss citizen ! You know, the french part of switzerland is as big as one borough of New York City, so I can understand if you don‘t know it.
  • Product Designer is quite a strange job. You have to imagine the software, but you don‘t develop it. And itisbetterlikethat… It‘slike an architect, youhave to imaginethebuildingbeforeit‘s real. One of myfavouriteplaces to thinkabout Topobase is on mybike. In GIS, no surprise, G meansgeographic. The best way to seeourworldisduring a biketrip. Youcanridesomemiles and youhave time to observethe real world. I learn a lot bybiking. And it‘shhhhealthy !Basically, thegoal of Topobase is to store real worldfeatures in a database.
  • During these bike trips, I take pictures. In the electric world, you have four categories of infrastructure
  • Wewill first introducesome concepts and thendemonstrate the application. Let’s go step by step:I will let Alan Saunders introduce the NorthAmericaMarket.Then Vanessa willbrieflyintroduce Topobase. I encourage you to attend tomorrows the presentation made by Marion PietschAfterthat, i willpresent the generalconecpts of Topobase ElectricAnd wewillseeit live.
  • The utilities market today is seeing unprecedented volume of design and renewal projects that they need to manage with an increasingly new workforce, and at the same time meet increasingly rigorous reporting and regulatory standards. Autodesk geospatial solutions provide the rapid learning environment of CAD-based tools, rich engineering design, process efficiency, and data quality needed by utilities. What are the driving industry trends facing Gas and Electric Utilities?Aging infrastructure and workforceIncreasing demand for infrastructure development due to emerging economies, population and load growthMost estimates are that half of the utility workforce is eligible to retire in 5-10 years (e.g. United States)For example, an Arizona, USA utility has told us they need to replace over half of their underground system in the next 5-10 years.Knowledge TransferDue to retirements, utilities are faced with the challenge of making less experienced workers productive sooner. To mitigate the potential for a shortage in experienced professionals and reduce the learning curve for new workers50% of staff eligible for retirement in next 10 years.45% of utilities have ¼ of their workforce eligible to retire now.Rapid growth in demandGrowth – Competition - Cost/budget and time pressures - These may include cost increases in fuel and material (cable, piping, poles, etc.) and expanding workforce to keep up with growth.Regulatory complianceRegulatory pressure for improved reliability and reporting – such as Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) Compliance
  • What is the value of maintaining the quality of your assets across the Infrastructure Lifecycle Management (ILM)?What typically happens during the design to build to operate to maintain lifecycle is that the value of the data decreases as it crosses to a different stage in the life cycle. By managing data from the start of the design phase, no critical asset information is lost and no additional effort is expended as each phase progresses, saving time, money, and most importantly the quality of the data.HOW? By leveraging the data designed in AutoCAD (that you likely already have), by using additional Autodesk solutions that are built on the AutoCAD technology and allow ease of sharing data, visibility into design without conversion or using paper maps, etc. all the way through to geospatial.================================================Discussion on the loss in data value as it crosses each stage1. As infrastructure is designed, critical asset information is captured in CAD drawings and annotation2. CAD drawings are transferred to construction drawings (hard-copy) and intelligent asset information is lost.3. During construction the actual in-field information is typically captured and transferred to CAD drawings for final filing. Typically only about 50% of the new as-built information ever gets back to the central database. So you never really gain the quality back that you had in the beginning. You have a mixture of design and as-built and you are not sure (when you finish the build) how much anyone went back and updated the as-built information to depict the real-world. The reason? Because you had to capture the data and put it into a GIS database versus just putting it back into the design to help maintain the integrity of information.4. CAD drawings are generally transferred from scanning, re-digitizing or other method into a new information (and it is only 50% accurate roughly) – (often have to send people out to survey….often send metal detectors to find pipes).Critical infrastructure and asset information is converted into an asset management system and is integrated with other operation and maintenance software.
  • What is the value of maintaining the quality of your assets across the Infrastructure Lifecycle Management (ILM)?What typically happens during the design to build to operate to maintain lifecycle is that the value of the data decreases as it crosses to a different stage in the life cycle. By managing data from the start of the design phase, no critical asset information is lost and no additional effort is expended as each phase progresses, saving time, money, and most importantly the quality of the data.HOW? By leveraging the data designed in AutoCAD (that you likely already have), by using additional Autodesk solutions that are built on the AutoCAD technology and allow ease of sharing data, visibility into design without conversion or using paper maps, etc. all the way through to geospatial.================================================Discussion on the loss in data value as it crosses each stage1. As infrastructure is designed, critical asset information is captured in CAD drawings and annotation2. CAD drawings are transferred to construction drawings (hard-copy) and intelligent asset information is lost.3. During construction the actual in-field information is typically captured and transferred to CAD drawings for final filing. Typically only about 50% of the new as-built information ever gets back to the central database. So you never really gain the quality back that you had in the beginning. You have a mixture of design and as-built and you are not sure (when you finish the build) how much anyone went back and updated the as-built information to depict the real-world. The reason? Because you had to capture the data and put it into a GIS database versus just putting it back into the design to help maintain the integrity of information.4. CAD drawings are generally transferred from scanning, re-digitizing or other method into a new information (and it is only 50% accurate roughly) – (often have to send people out to survey….often send metal detectors to find pipes).Critical infrastructure and asset information is converted into an asset management system and is integrated with other operation and maintenance software.
  • Ok, let’ dig into the details of the electric application. I’m sorry, I have to make some theory. I know, it’s boring, but It will help to understand the practical use cases.
  • An application canbeseen as a puzzle. You have a lot of pieces and thesepieces have to worktogether.
  • In order to manage data, we need to store it. Topobase is storing everything in a relational database. No strange format. Everything in oracle spatial. The data and the metadata can be accessed very easily.
  • 6 main parts of the data model:-The structural features for the management of the construction, likesubstation, poles, towers, plants- The electricfeatureslikeswitches, fuses, breakers and conductors- The cross sections for the management of the underground network, withducts and trenches.- The circuits which are composed of the connectedelectricfeatures- The administration feature classes for the management of customers or locations- And the eventsfeature classes for maintenance, for example: a transformer has been replaced in a substation
  • I will not go into the details, but all these structural featurescanbemanaged
  • And all theseelectricalfeatures
  • It iscommon to have groups of features in the electric world. One transformer bankwiththreetransformers. One substationwith 5 breakers. In order to increaseproductivity, Topobase proposes to use « Smart assemblies » or..
  • … templates.The templates can be configured for every customer. Then the user can create data extremely rapidly.
  • I would say topology is the heart of the application. You can ask anyelectrical engineer. The most important thing in a network is the connectivity… If you don’t know the connectivity, then problems can occur..
  • The connected devices are managed automatically by Topobase and are grouped in a circuit. Here, an open switch will separate the two circuits.
  • Again, in order to allow the user to bevery productive, we have built in someautomaticbehavior in order to avoid extra work.
  • This business ruleallow the user to extend a circuit. Topobase willtake care of the flow and the circuit information. Someequivalentbehaviorsexist for phase.
  • Ok, I’mfinishedwith the first theory part. Let’ssee the how thesepiecesworktogether !
  • One standardscenarioisthecreation of a circuitsupplyingnewhousing
  • In thereality, it will looklikethis. First, a newbreakeriscreated in thesubstation
  • One pole isbuilt
  • One aerialswitchisbuilt
  • And oneaerialtransformercanbeplaced in order to feedthenewhousingarea
  • And finallytheconductorsareplaced on thepoles to connectthedevices.That‘sitforthe real world. In Topobase, it will looklikethat:
  • In this scenario, the following features have been demonstrated. A lot of things are working behind the scenes in order to have an efficient and accurate creation process.
  • For security and environmentalreasons, electric networks are increasingly underground, soweneed a way to manage that.
  • We callthis Cross section. Hereyousee one duct, but the cross sections canbe more complex.The electric explorer manages the underground network using cross sections.
  • Let’s imagine another scenario: a new undergound circuit is built
  • You can seethe underground network under the street.
  • Some junction boxes will be needed to dispatch the power.
  • And to feed the public lighting network.
  • We have seen here the cross section concept in action and how to use the electric explorer. Structural features like ducts and junctions boxes have also been used.Because the majority of new networks are underground, this process will be more frequently used in the future.
  • Efficiency is very important. We want to support the user in his daily tasks. Topobase uses workflows for this goal.
  • In the electric application, we have two kinds of workflows: Analysis workflows for analyzing the network Maintenance workflows for validating and managing the network. Let’s go now into the details of these workflows
  • The most important workflow deals with connectivity. The goal is to find the connected elements, by phase.With an upstream analysis, you can find the feederWith a downstream analysis, you can find the customer.
  • Let’s imagine maintenance work on one line.
  • In this case, the customer is happy to receive a letter to inform that a transformer will be replaced
  • All electric functions work in topobase web. It is easy to use and work can be done remotely.
  • One typical user scenario is the load transfer from one circuit to another. In this case, we can see one open switch and one closed switch. With two clicks, the user is able to transfer the load and reconfigure everything: the circuit, phase and flow information.
  • Let’s imagine that I’m a field worker and I call my colleagues. We‘ve got a small problem tonight.
  • Cedric: A tower on Lombard street has beendestroyed last night.Vanessa:Whichtower has a problem ?Cedric: The tag is 43723. Howmanycustomersareaffectedbythisproblem ?Vanessa: 13 customershave no power. I think, wecanmake a loadtransferfromthecircuit „Danville 2“ to temporarilyfeedthesecustomersCedric: Ok, whichswitches do I have to close and open ?Vanessa: Theswitch to openis #500 on pole 35789 in Larden Road.Cedric: Ok, I‘llgooverthere.Vanessa: Then, youcancloseswitch #300 on pole 96547 in King James StreetCedric: Great. In fiveminutes, it will bedone.Vanessa: Ok, I will maketheloadtransfer in Topobase. It‘sdone.Cedric: We will nowreplacethetower and I‘llcallyou back whenitisready.Vanessa: Thanks, bye
  • The topology is used to make this process work.
  • Another topic is the management of transmission lines. We were asked to develop specific functions for the management of transmission networks.
  • We have here one generation station and the goal is to feed one substation.
  • The towers have to be built.
  • And then the lines are created
  • Equivalent to the undeground network, we use the notion of cross sections to manage the transmission network.A complex, totally configurable representation can be associated with the poles.
  • Do you remember the first slides ? Currently the electric market is facing 4 main challenges. Topobase can address all of them.Data is stored centrally. The management of infrastructure is facilitated.Topobase is easy to useThe data creation processes are efficient and intuitive.We provide industry specific workflows
  • Topobase is not a new product. We have been installing it for several years in more than 500 public and private utilities.
  • And after three years, the current customers are experiencing a more than 500% return on investment. These numbers have been computed by IDC.
  • If you want to know more, you can read the blog. Or you can of course go to the Topobase website.
  • Transcript

    • 1. Topobase Electric
    • 2. Welcome!
      Cédric MoulletProduct Design Manager
      Vanessa RojasGeospatial Technical Training Specialist
      Alan SaundersSenior Industry Manager
    • 3. My bike
    • 4. Power Generation
    • 5. Power Transmission
    • 6. Power Distribution
    • 7. Power Transformation
    • 8. Fromtheory to practice!
      • Introduction to the Electric NA market
      • 9. What is Topobase ?
      • 10. What is Topobase Electric ?
      • 11. See it live !
    • Electric NA Market
    • 12. Utility Value Chain
      Production
      Transmission& Storage
      Natural GasProduction
      Transmission& Storage
      ElectricityGeneration
      WaterCollection
      Transmission
      Distribution
      Distribution
      Treatment& Storage
      Retail
      Retail
      Distribution
      Waste
      Treatment
      Business
      Retail
      Waste
      Collection
      Consumer
      Maintain
      Design
      Build
      Operate
    • 13. Challenges for Utilities
    • 14. Value of Managing Asset Data
      Operate
      Maintain
      Design
      Build
      Data Quality
      Critical infrastructure and asset information converted in asset management system
      In-field info captured
      CAD Drawings
      Asset Lifecycle Stage
    • 15. Value of Managing Asset Data
      Operate
      Maintain
      Design
      Build
      Maintain integrity
      Data Quality
      Critical infrastructure and asset information converted in asset management system
      In-field info captured
      CAD Drawings
      Asset Lifecycle Stage
    • 16. Business Value of Asset InformationInfrastructure asset usage
      Maintain
      Stakeholder Relationships
      Business Performance
      Operate
      Operational Controls
      Risk Reduction
      Build
      Asset Information
      Design
    • 17. Autodesk Utility Solutions
      Planning
      GIS
      Utility Solutions
      Field Crews and External Contractors
      Engineering
      CAD
      Web Clients
      Public
      Integrate
      Enterprise Apps
      w/ Spatial Data
    • 18. Fromtheory to practice!
      • Introduction to the Electric NA market
      • 19. What is Topobase ?
      • 20. What is Topobase Electric ?
      • 21. See it live !
    • Topobase
    • 22. What is Topobase?
      Topobase enables users to…
    • GIS
      GIS
      Engineering
      Engineering
      Finance
      Finance
      Construction
      Construction
      Customer
      Service
      Customer
      Service
      Operations
      Operations
      Autodesk Topobase Value Proposition
      Business Problems
      Small islands
      Conversion
      No access
      Topobase Solution
      Big picture
      Data quality
      Sharing
      Autodesk Geospatial Solutions
    • 28. Autodesk TopobaseArchitecture
      Topobase Client
      Topobase Web
      Topobase Administrator
      AutodeskMap
      AutodeskMapGuide
      Relational Database
      Oracle
    • 29. Autodesk TopobaseArchitecture
      Relational Database
      Application Server
      Client
      Oracle Spatial
      Topobase
      Administrator
      User Management/
      Oracle Security
      Legacy GIS
      Wastewater
      Gas
      Land
      Water
      Electric
      Survey
      Partner Apps
      Data Models
      (geometry, attributes,
      metadata)
      Topobase Client
      Includes Map 3D
      CRM
      Workflows/
      Business Rules
      Wastewater
      Gas
      Land
      Water
      Electric
      Survey
      Partner Apps
      Jobs
      (long transactions)
      DWF Plug-in / Ajax
      WEB Browser
      Topobase Web
      Includes MapGuide Enterprise
      ERP
      Topology
      DWF Plug-in / Ajax
      WEB Browser
      MapGuide Enterprise
    • 30. Fromtheory to practice!
      • Introduction to the Electric NA market
      • 31. What is Topobase ?
      • 32. What is Topobase Electric ?
      • 33. See it live !
    • Topobase Electric
    • 34. Cross sections
      Smart assemblies
      Workflows
      Business rules
      Data model
      Topology
    • 35. “Data model to maintain both transmission and distribution networks”
    • 36. What does the data model look like ?
      Structural Features
      Electrical Features
      Circuit
      Cross-sections
      Events
      Administration
    • 37. Data Model: Structural Features
      Access Point
      Anchor
      Antenna
      Arrestor
      Capacitor Bank
      Connection Box
      Connector
      Duct
      Elbow Bank
      Enclosure
      Feeder Pillar
      Fuse Bank
      Guy
      Handhole
      Junction Cabinet
      Link Box
      Lv Board
      Manhole
      Pad
      Pathway
      Pedestal
      Pole
      Recloser Bank
      Regulator Bank
      Sectionalizer Bank
      Segment
      Substation
      Switch Bank
      Switch Board
      Switchgear
      Tower
      Transformer Bank
      Transformer Station
      Vault
      Warning Light
    • 38. Data Model: Electrical Features
      Lightning Arrester
      Load Tap Changer
      Meter
      Motor
      Recloser
      Regulator
      Riser
      Sectionalizer
      Service Point
      Sleeve
      Switch
      Termination
      Transformer
      Way
      Breaker
      Bus Bar
      Capacitor
      Conductor
      Current Regulator
      Elbow
      Fault Thrower
      Fiber
      Fuse
      Generator
      Ground
      Head Bolt Outlet
      Isolator
      Junction
      Light
    • 39. “Smart assemblies”
    • 40. … or templates
      Recurrent arrangements of features
      Transformer with two elbows
    • 44. “Electrical topology”
    • 45. Circuit
      Manage automatically connected electric devices and conductors.
      Circuit 1
      Circuit 2
    • 46. “Built in business rules to manage connectivity and topological relations”
    • 47. Business rule: Assign circuit
      Circuit information is assigned automatically if a circuit is extended.
      Flow is also updated automatically.
      Circuit South
      Circuit South
    • 48. How do these pieces
      work together ?
    • 49. “A new overhead circuit has been created to supply new housing”
    • 50. From Breaker to Consumer
    • 51. From Breaker to Consumer
    • 52. From Breaker to Consumer
    • 53. From Breaker to Consumer
    • 54. From Breaker to Consumer
    • 55. From Breaker to Consumer
      Demo Features
      Data creationprocess
      Business rules
      Smart assemblies
      Benefits
      Data validation
      Automatic connectivity
    • 56. “Complex asset visualization
      to manage underground network”
    • 57. Cross section
      PVC 100 / 15x15 – 20x20
      PVC 100 / 15x20
      PVC 80
      PVC 100 / 15x15
    • 58. “A new underground circuit has been created to supply new area”
    • 59. Underground Distribution
    • 60. Underground Distribution
    • 61. Underground Distribution
    • 62. Underground Distribution
      Demo Features
      Cross sections
      Electric explorer
      Structural features in data model
      Benefits
      > 50% of new urban areas have underground network
      Efficient data creation
    • 63. “Electric industry workflows to support user tasks”
    • 64. Workflows
    • 65. Workflow: Find connected
      Find topologically connected features (by phase, upstream or downstream).
    • 66. “Inform customers of a circuit maintenance”
    • 67. Communicating with your customers
    • 68. Communicating with your customers
      Demo Features
      Web analysisworkflows
      Integration in officeenvironment
      Benefits
      Easy to use
      Remotework
      Timelycommunication
    • 69. Workflow: Load transfer (1)
      Transfer load from one circuit to another by opening one device and closing another.
      The circuits, flows and phases are reconfigured.
    • 70. Workflow: Load transfer (2)
    • 71. “Work with field forces in an emergency situation”
    • 72. Emergency
    • 73. Emergency
      Demo Features
      ElectricalTopology
      Loadtransfer
      Benefits
      Support emergencysituation
      Decisiontaking
      Reduceimpact
    • 74. “Manage towers and transmission lines”
    • 75. From Tower to Tower
    • 76. From Tower to Tower
    • 77. From Tower to Tower
    • 78. From Tower to Tower
      Demo Features
      Tower cross section
      Creation of transmission lines
      Benefits
      Complex visualization
      Manage transmission
    • 79. How Topobase adds value
      Aging Infrastructure
      Knowledge Transfer
      Rapid Growth
      Regulatory Compliance
      Centralized asset control
      Easy to use
      Efficient data creation
      Industry workflows
    • 80. Autodesk Topobase Customers
      > 500 public &
      private utilities
    • 81. Autodesk Topobase Customers
      518 % ROI
      Source IDC
    • 82. Blog Topobase Insiders:
      http://topobaseinsiders.typepad.com/
      Topobase:
      http://www.autodesk.com/topobase
      Thank You !

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