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Use BIM for utility infrastructure design

Utilities drive some of the largest construction budgets. Autodesk Building Information Modelling (BIM) for utility infrastructure design helps control costs by reducing rework, delays and construction waste through improved coordination, design accuracy and stakeholder communications. 

Video: BIM substation design project

Boost efficiency with BIM for utilities
Follow a substation design project using BIM for better decision making and communication to accelerate project approvals. (video: 3.22 min.)


Utilities industry
Read about customer projects and learn more about BIM software for the utilities industry.

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Project case studies

Learn how firms are transforming enterprise workflows using Autodesk BIM solutions for utility infrastructure.

Duke Energy substation design

Substation design
Duke Energy drives continuous innovation in design and business.

Nashville Electric Service substation design

Design automation
Nashville Electric Services cut substation design time by 50% using 3D models.


Butler Drive water reclamation facility

Water and wastewater
Sundt Construction keeps US$135 million project on budget and on schedule.


Business publications

Designing operational excellence, McDonnell Group
Financial and service performance using model-based design and visualisation.
Designing operational excellence
(US site)

Related resources

Video: BIM substation design project

Substation webcast series (US site)
Access webcasts, videos and studies to learn more about how utilities benefit from BIM solutions.



Autodesk BIM software for utility infrastructure design can help you to get the right information to the right people at the right time.

Infrastructure Design Suite civil engineering software

Infrastructure Design Suite
Civil engineering tools accelerate BIM transition. 

AutoCAD Utility Design software

AutoCAD Utility Design (US site)
Model-based, rules-driven electric distribution design software.


AutoCAD Civil 3D civil engineering design software

AutoCAD Civil 3D
Design and documentation software for BIM workflows.


Infrastructure Map Server software

Infrastructure Map Server (US site)
Web-based GIS mapping software.


AutoCAD Map 3D
Model-based mapping software providing access to CAD and GIS data.


InfraWorks civil infrastructure design software

InfraWorks 360
3D conceptual design software to communicate utility design proposals.