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Studio360 How to standardize, simplify, & secure your most valuable product… your knowledge. Shawn Chilek Americas Engineering Efficiency Manager Lonnie Caroon Americas Standards, Applications, & Solutions Manager. Studio/Design360 Strategy . 360 Platform Objective & Ambition.

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studio360 how to standardize simplify secure your most valuable product your knowledge

Studio360How to standardize, simplify, & secure your most valuable product… your knowledge

Shawn Chilek

Americas Engineering Efficiency Manager

Lonnie Caroon

Americas Standards, Applications, & Solutions Manager

360 platform objective ambition
360 PlatformObjective & Ambition
  • Automate, Accelerate, & Reduce Engr Design Effort
  • Ensure Customer Consistency & Quality
  • Design From Template vs. Design From Scratch
  • Simplified & Standardized Designs
  • Integrate Estimating & Engineering
  • Promote Schneider Products
  • Reduce Rekey, Rework, & Redundancy
  • Serve as Best Practices Vehicle
  • File storage
  • File synch
  • File versioning
  • Network modeling
  • Automation
  • Software file
  • Shared libraries

Studio360 Platform

  • Parts & pricing
  • Std applications
  • Hardware drawings
  • Software files
  • Graphics files
  • Documentation

Administrate & Manage

Multi File Library

Search & Select

Custom Templates

Project Mngnt





iPortal / Pricing

To/From Estimating

Project Archive


Improved quality

Design standards, repeatability, service record archive

Best practices & lessons learned share

Speed & productivity savings

Reuse of design, eliminate rekey, automated drawing tools

Single (Global) data repository

Maximize material savings

Recommended & strategic materials

Simplified ordering from iPortal

Direct cost savings

Labor efficiency, cycle time reduction, resource leveling

Reduce new product learning curve


Paperless ordering, e-submittals

studio design estimate 360 key topics
Studio/Design/Estimate360 – Key Topics

Standardized project structure

Project life cycle efficiency

Project data protection

Estimate creation

Validation of Estimate vs. Design

Design automation

Reduce “drafting” time & increase innovation/customer facing

Lower learning curve

Multi File Library

Reuse proven designs to reduce labor & improve quality

Strategic parts selection and savings

One stop source of part data and documentation

Accelerate ordering process and minimize mistakes

Information reporting

Measure project deliverables and identify gaps

Automated commissioning documentation

standardized project structure

Standardized Project Structure

Supports business processes

Consistency and collaboration across organization

Protect data loss & ensure version control


Project information management

Common project structure

Standard method for storing information

Support project processes


Project lifecycle

Sales to Service

As-built documentation

Integrated systems support

Aligns with future Sales/Service tools

Project Data Warehouse






Bid Documents

Project Management







document control
Document Control

Version control & accountability

Ensures working with latest and greatest

Reduces risk of “losing” work

Enables business process quality

email archival
Email Archival
  • Store all project related correspondence in one place
  • Search subject, author, or body for keywords
  • View messages and attachments without any mail program
  • Available to all users, not just a single mailbox
  • E-mail Alias feature for easy archiving
task lists
Task Lists
  • Required Tasks Defined in Standard Project Template
  • Track completion or status
  • Powerful reports for status summaries
estimate creation

Estimate Creation

Standard estimating tool

Up-to-date pricing

Re-use common project information

Compare design to estimate for validation

  • Create Estimates By System
    • Easy to duplicate
    • Easy to re-use
  • Add System Parts
  • Add System Points
  • Add System Labor
  • Compare Estimates with Design
design automation

Design Automation

Reduce drawing development time

Minimize new product learning curve

Create once, save and share

Smart shape technology

Supported centralized parts database

Smart tools

system diagrams
System Diagrams

Indicates Relative Position of Devices

Depicts Required Wire Conductors

Sensor Shapes are assigned to Controllers for easy wiring configuration.

Indicates Wiring Terminals

Indicates Controller Location and Terminations

smart shapes automate the mundane
Smart Shapes Automate the Mundane

Reduce tedious data-entry and mistakes

Select from up-to-date options

Drawing shapes are intelligent – minimize drawing with “morphing”

Shape Morphing

Before – Default Shape

After – Adapted to selections

controller configurations
Controller Configurations

Controller power – correct every time

Include transformer wiring or show at device

IO configured automatically or entered manually

Choose LAN order from a list of controllers

Update point names, point type (0-10V, 4-20 ma, Thermistor…), shield

Connect IO Modules from list

Automatically configures DIP Switches, Jumpers and Resistors based on point type

Choose between Current or Voltage outputs

panel shapes
Panel Shapes
  • Layout professional panels
  • Custom Visio panel shapes
  • Scaled – remove the guess
  • Free space for serviceability
  • Dimensions ensure accuracy
  • Automated BOM
automated network layout
Automated Network Layout
  • Automatically Generate Visio Network Layout from Network tree
  • Tremendous Service Tool
smart tools make you smarter faster
Smart Tools Make You Smarter & Faster

Update Bill of Material

Automates BOM – no more manually counting parts

Valve selection tool

Quickly create valve schedules

SmartStruxure power supply calculator

Maximize IO modules – no more “best guess”

Error checking

Automates identifying common mistakes

Automate materials management

Import iPortal shopping carts

multi file library

Multi File Library

Design by solution vs. design by point

Simplify the search process

Categorize by customer, market, and solution

Reuse proven solutions

multi file libraries mfls
Multi File Libraries (MFLs)

Simplify the search process

Common nomenclature system

Single source search tool

Search across business unit or company

Search by criteria, equipment, customer, or capability

Multi File Library is a container for any file type

Design360 and/or AutoCAD drawings



Application programs

Start-up / commissioning docs


finding proven solutions
Finding Proven Solutions
  • Search solutions based on:
    • Keywords
    • Categories
    • General Criteria
    • Equipment
    • Features
mfl system list
MFL System List
  • Contains a list of all systems
  • Search to narrow list
  • Compare libraries to see differences
  • All files on local workstations
  • Enterprise and office distribution
  • New uses:
    • Distribute Drawing Standards
    • Tested Validated & Documented Architectures
mfl system contents
MFL System Contents
  • Design360 drawing
    • System diagram
    • Controller wiring
    • Device / wiring details
    • Panel Layout
    • Sequence of operation
  • Sequence of operation (Word)
  • Roll up bill of material
  • Checkout sheet
  • System point list
  • Preview image
  • Estimate360 export
    • Parts
    • Points
  • Application file export
    • Program binding template
    • IO binding template
parts selection savings

Parts Selection & Savings

Single source parts & pricing

Up-to-date PDF catalog available offline

Simplify / automate purchasing process

Strategic supplier and parts

parts database
Parts Database

Simplify the search process

Single source search and selection tool


Part numbers



Certifications (DIACAP, UL)

Improved GM

Promote preferred and strategic parts

Encourage common field devices = subcontract savings


Same Parts Database for Estimates, Designs, and Reports

part filters
Part Filters
  • Find the right part – fast
  • Filters for:
    • Sensors
    • Relays
    • SE7000 Room Controllers
    • BAS Controllers – By IO
part pricing
Part Pricing
  • Prices updated centrally, by Schneider Electric
  • Vendor specific multipliers
  • Office wide updates, stay in sync
  • Don’t be surprised with price changes
  • Same prices for Estimate360, Design360 and Studio360
gather pdf files
Gather PDF Files
  • Quickly Gather all project pdfs
  • Select for entire project or by system
  • Print to a single file
information reporting

Information Reporting

Supports business process

Eliminate data entry and mistakes

Commissioning process & competency

Automated engineering re-estimates

Identify recommended alternatives

Customize any report

new standard report templates
New Standard Report Templates
  • Create Reports from Design or Estimate Data
  • Built upon Microsoft Excel “Templates”
  • Fully Customizable
  • Create Part Lists, Checkout Sheets, Purchase Reqs, and much more
customer management

Customer Management

Single Point of Data Storage

Valuable Service Tool

Enhance the Customer Experience

client sites
Client Sites
  • Group all server projects together by client
  • Easier navigation, one stop shop
  • Client project contains links to jobs
  • Job links will launch another instance of Studio360
  • Keep common client documentation in one place
  • Keep complete BAS network model, spans jobs
network tree
Network Tree
  • Model of BAS and IP network
  • Each controller object stores:
    • Addressing information
    • Application files & graphics store
    • Tasks / notes / emails / files
    • Passwords
  • Instantly generate Network Drawings
  • Store workstation backup or entire site
  • Combine client projects into one network
  • Import Continuum .dmp files to build tree
  • Add controllers to network easily
  • Document existing client networks
  • Invaluable tool for SmartStruxure transitions
maximize your savings
Maximize Your Savings
  • Full SE Branch adoption in 2012
  • 20% Savings on Total Hours/Point on 2012 Projects vs 2011 Projects
    • Savings in Hardware Design
      • Automated Design tools
      • There was a learning curve
    • Savings in Field Labor
      • Consistent Drawings
      • Accurate Solutions eliminate re-work
      • Up-to-date data
    • Savings on Management
      • Less time coordinating and correcting issues between field, install, and Engineering
how to get started
How to Get Started

Purchase or Designate Server Hardware

Appoint an IT Administrator

Appoint an Office S360 Administrator

Determine Users and Roles

  • Contact Smartware for Hardware requirements
  • Existing multi-use Server vs. Dedicated Server
  • Install the software on your server
  • Create, configure and manage the SQL Server database
  • Create, configure and manage the shared folder on your file server
  • Set up file server permissions
  • Install the software on Workstations
  • Create and manage User Accounts and Permissions
  • Manage and issue Workstation License codes
  • Manage, customize and add to the Parts Database
  • Manage and control software updates for other users
  • Create and distribute custom templates for Design360
  • Quantity of Licenses Required
  • Type of Licenses required
  • Group Permission definitions
order and implement
Order and Implement
  • Pricing
    • Setup Fee - $500 (one time per company)
    • Studio360 (required on all workstations)
      • $300/user up-front
      • $60/year renewal
    • Design360 (optional)
      • $1,000/user up-front
      • $225/year renewal
    • Estimate360 (optional)
      • $1,000/user up-front
      • $225/year renewal
  • Ordering
    • Studio360 required; Design360 and Estimate360 additional modules
    • Free upgrade from Designer Suite 2005 to Design360
    • Contact Smartware directly (
ongoing support
Ongoing Support
  • Support
    • Smartware Technologies
      • Administrator guide available: Studio360 Help menu and
      • User guides available: Studio360 Help menu and
      • Area360 Americas -
      • (716) 213-2222
training is available
Training is Available

Schneider Electric Technical Training

Online Studio360 Basics

3 hour webinar

available monthly

Online Estimate360 Basics

3 hour webinar

available monthly

Design360 Project Design & Engineering

5 day Instructor led course

available quarterly

Example Project Files

Available at

notable considerations
Notable Considerations

All currency is in $US

All sizing and dimensions are in US Standard (non-metric)

in summary
In Summary
  • Studio360 is ready today
  • Tools, processes and training are constantly improving
  • Schneider Electric and Smartware are partnered for your success
  • You can begin immediately to:
    • Automate the mundane
    • Improve quality and consistency
    • Reduce cost and cycle time
    • Protect and share information
    • Store proven solutions and reuse easily
    • Increase face time with your customers
    • React quickly to new product offerings

Standardize, simplify, & secure your most valuable product… your knowledge