Substation Design Suite: Physical for AutoCAD

This course helps students achieve a working understanding of the Substation Design Suite Physical for AutoCAD (SDS-P4A) product and its functionality. It covers the basic concepts and interface, templates and libraries, above-grade tools, below-grade tools, substation validation tools, bills of materials, and 2D sheets. Topics include everything from content creation to design and publishing outputs in SDS-P4A. This course will also explain the end-user workflows your organization may use to get started with SDS-P4A.

Topics Covered in Substation Design Suite Physical for AutoCAD:
  • P4A Ports, Connectivity, and Containment
  • The Elements of P4A Model-Based Design
  • Typical Project Steps and Workflows
  • Trenches, Conduits, and Cable Routing
  • Ground Grids and Earthing
  • Lightning Protection and Clearance Checks
  • Design Validation and Analysis
  • Material Lists and BOM Exports
  • 2D Layout Sheets and Reports
  • Setting Elevation with Civil Surfaces in P4A
  • Geolocation in P4A
Prerequisites for Substation Design Suite Physical for AutoCAD:
  • Basic Autodesk AutoCAD and Autodesk Inventor experience is required.
  • Thorough knowledge of working in a Microsoft Windows environment.

Course description shown for SDS-P4A .
Topics, curriculum, and/or prerequisites may change depending on software version.