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Electrical (POWER)

Bentley Substation

Integrated Electrical and Physical Design for Intelligent Substation Infrastructure

Designing or upgrading an electric substation is a complex task that combines the placement of physical objects and the distribution and control of electrical power. Bentley Substation addresses this challenge by providing a comprehensive, integrated set of capabilities that make the design process faster, easier and more efficient. Bentley Substation is a valuable productivity tool for utilities, engineering firms (EPCs), and rail owner-operators who design and operate substation infrastructure.


Intelligent Information Model
Using an intelligent information model, Bentley Substation combines intuitive 3D modeling, powerful electrical design functionality, and automatic bill of material and report generation in an integrated, standalone application to get your project completed, approved and online in the shortest possible time. The product operates in conjunction with ProjectWise®, a powerful engineering content management system, to facilitate the design workflow.



3D Physical Design
A 3D model makes it much easier to visualize and document substation plans, create accurate bills of material and execute clash detection and clearance checking. In the past, 3D models were often omitted from substation designs due to the complexity of the required software, but Bentley Substation offers new, easy-to-use 3D modeling tools. Each object in the model is linked to the parts database, providing component data and the contents of any accessory kits associated with the part. Hook points connect related objects, so they automatically snap together and move as one unit when repositioned. Dynamic Views show 2D and 3D edits simultaneously. There are also tools to design or analyze the grounding grid, lightning protection and cable sag.



Error Checking
As you create drawings, Bentley Substation alerts you to possible errors. This significantly reduces manual checking, improves the overall accuracy of the drawing and prevents costly corrections later on. Error conditions include short circuits, duplicate device identifiers, over-assignment of contacts, and more.