GSI Distribution Design Studio (DDS)

Utility design and engineering software that streamlines workflows, reduces design cycle times

Distribution Design Studio (DDS) is a design and engineering platform that streamlines electric and gas design workflows, reduces design cycle times, and integrates design information with GIS, work management, and other systems. The DDS solution includes structural analysis, electrical analysis, GIS rendering, CAD importing/editing, imagery services, GPS/GNSS collection, and mobile tools all in one package. 

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What our customers have to say

I like the many different analysis that can be done to check the work that the designer completes because it takes away any guess work that would otherwise need to be done on the design.
Distribution Engineering Design Technician
Midwestern Electric Utility

DDS works in the office and in the field. It is compatible with desktops, laptops, tablets and handheld devices. Connected or disconnected.

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Mobile Design Capabilities (with GPS/GNSS)

  • Field design capability on tablets and phones (iOS and Android)

  • Support for various types of GPS/GNSS receivers

  • Compatible unit assignment in the office and field

  • Integrated real-time WAAS correction

  • Designs can be created while connected or disconnected, in the office or in the field

GSI Distribution Design Studio (DDS) is a comprehensive software solution that improves the design process by combining robust GIS/CAD rendering and editing capabilities with GPS/GNSS and intuitive, efficient toolsets to streamline electric and gas workflows, reduce design cycle times, and share design information with internal and external systems (such as GIS, WMS).

DDS incorporates end-to-end electric and gas line design workflows, generates necessary reporting outputs, and includes comprehensive engineering analyses including: structural analysis, clearance analysis, overhead profile view, electrical analysis, underground cable pulling/pushing, and optimization.

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Engineering Analysis

  • Finite Element Analysis for multiple overhead
    structures at once (single pole and multi-pole structures), including analysis of guys, anchors, crossarms, insulators, and poles

  • Ability to generate an overhead profile view with conductor clearances

  • Cable Pulling/Pushing Calculations

  • Electrical Analysis calculations for Voltage Drop, Flicker, Transformer Utilization and Conductor Utilization

  • Electrical Optimization for equipment and conductors

Build Electric and Gas Distribution Lines

  • A mature compatible unit system in the design process

  • Embedded CAD/drawing tools

  • Standardized reporting and drawing outputs

  • User-interface that is easy to use, easy to train, and easy to learn

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Integration Expertise

  • Integrations between DDS and GIS/WMS greatly reduces the duplication of effort 
  • GIS integrations are supported with Esri ArcGIS, Intergraph G/Technology, and GE Electric Office
  • WMS integrations are supported with IBM Maximo, SAP EAM, Oracle EAM, and other work management systems
  • Work orders, compatible units, parts, and costs.
    All kept in sync
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We have years of Geographic Information Systems expertise to support your company’s business processes.

GeoSpatial Innovations excels at helping energy companies implement and maintain GIS systems, including Esri and other utility GIS platforms.

With the help of our development and services team, your company can quickly solve issues with your existing software, smoothly transition into using a new product, or troubleshoot current bugs and problems in order to work towards a more efficient workflow with your engineering and design, trim cycle management, and storm outage relief processes. 

GSI specializes in consulting services and staff augmentation, built around implementation and design on GIS systems

Engineering the Future with Esri

Esri is one of the leading software solutions for utilities. Integration with the Esri Utility Network is a major step forward in the utility mapping marketplace, and GeoSpatial Innovations has partnered with Esri in order to provide better service for utility customers using Esri products as part of their company workflow.

Plan, integrate, and execute complex systems within the GIS landscape

Unlock the potential of your utility GIS implementation. GSI can help integrate spatial data in order to meet OMS/ADMS, Asset Management, Work Management, Design and Operational needs.

We help companies & contractors implement GIS systems, by excelling in:

  • Implementation of Esri Utility Network Models

  • GE Smallworld Office Implementation Services

  • Data Translation Services

  • GIS Application Development

  • CIM and Multispeak Compliant GIS Interfaces

  • FME Integration

  • Magik Development

Solutions configured for how you work, focused on continuous improvement for optimization and a return to your bottom line.

Learn More About Optimizing Your Workflow With Distribution Design Studio

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Flow. Steady. Continuous.

Flow continues unless something impedes or stops it.

At GSI, it’s our job to make sure that never happens. We create and align solutions that remove impediments and deliver the results you demand.

GSI’s software solutions help you support complex workflows, analyze comprehensive engineering data, and manage the environment to keep your lines delivering energy. It’s all about giving you the energy output you need. Whether it’s a new line extension, overgrown vegetation or manpower planning, our engineering and mobile solutions keep your organization completely aligned.


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