Design a substation facility in minutes with TDG

The Transcend Design Generator has just entered a new industry within critical infrastructure, Power. We’re happy to finally introduce TDG’s new capability: substation facility design!

In our first major release, TDG introduced the generative design of Single Line Diagrams, Technical Description Documents, and a Bill of Materials for new collector substation designs. In this release we are introducing General Arrangements and 3D models, what is a step change in design capabilities and value for the industry – Read on for the details or contact us if you’d like to try it for free!

Single Line Diagrams and Bill of Materials were the first output documents our software was designed to generate for the power module, and rightfully so. The single-line diagram is the quickest and cleanest way of communicating the physical architecture of a substation.

As the TDG already allows users to develop Single Line Diagrams in minutes rather than hours, for all substation facilities designed on the platform TDG will now also include a General Arrangement Drawing and 3D Model.

“The next step is the automated layout and dimensioning of major components both electrical and civil” says Lorenzo Slay Director of Energy at Transcend, “these were the critical missing pieces preventing users from taking action on the designs there were developing with the tool – this will enable design teams to make ‘go, no-go’ decisions, expedite siting, project timelines help mitigate long lead items we are seeing in the market.”

With national and international Decarbonization and Electrification goals entirely dependent on investments in the grid, governmental agencies, utilities, and engineering firms alike, are scrambling to find solutions to the exponentially increasing demand for expedited delivery of high-quality, cost-effective substation design. Nowhere in the process is the pressure felt more acutely than in the preliminary engineering phase, where unprecedented demand is intersecting with a challenging supply chain landscape.

Preliminary engineering is keystone to the design process for any major engineering project like the design of a Substation. During preliminary design, engineers make many of the most influential decisions about the characteristics and final outcomes of the project including, scope, cost, key functionality, and schedule. The average preliminary design package for a substation takes weeks to develop and includes a Technical Description, Single-Line Diagram, Bill of Materials, and General Arrangement. With the addition of the General Arrangement and 3D Model to the platform, TDG is now fully equipping design organizations to deliver in minutes, preliminary designs that not only meet, but with the addition of 3D Models, exceed the industry standard!

We are excited for what these improvements mean for all of our users. These improvements will be made available immediately to all subscribing users.

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