Ampirical has mentored and trained several engineering groups in AutoCAD Electrical and SDS toolkit applications over the last five years. Throughout that time, we’ve learned a lot of the “dos” and “don’ts” of integration and implementation that are worth sharing in this episode. Multiple considerations must be analyzed, such as relationships, team building, initial software training, discovery phase, planning phase, application phase, pilot selection, library creation, design standards selection, and project integration examination.


Tim Timler joined Ampirical in 2015 as a Protection and Control Systems Designer, and for the past four years, his work has focused on the technical development of the AutoCAD Electrical toolset for application in Protection and Control design. With over 13 years of experience using AutoCAD Electrical and five years of experience working with the Substation Design Suite of tools, Tim has developed and produced symbol libraries and standards internally for Ampirical’s relay department and externally for a large utility.

With multiple best practice documents and presentations delivered, Tim strives to educate designers and engineers from across the country on topics ranging from project organization workflows and panel interconnection to dynamic symbol creation and smart circuit applications within AutoCAD Electrical.


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