SDS/2 version 7.3 has made improvements to the Anchor Rod custom member, which makes adding it to the model much easier. A Caged Ladder custom member is also now available, which includes several options, such as the cage, connections and rungs. In this webinar, you will learn about the improvements to the Anchor Rod as well as the basics of adding a Caged Ladder.
Drawing Editor in version 7.3 has many changes that will help increase productivity, including Material Callout tools and enhancements to symbols. In this webinar, you will learn about the many improvements and enhancements to Drawing Editor.
Model selection or any dialog window selection can now be saved to Selection Lists. These selection lists can be loaded quickly in the future when the same selection is required, saving users time by avoiding having to make the same selection. In this webinar, you will learn how to save, load, and edit selection lists as well as how the lists function and save users time.
With the demand for galvanizing on the rise, SDS/2 v7.3 has incorporated functionality to help suit galvanizing requirements. Setup now includes Galvanizing Options as well as additional options in the Plate Definition Schedule. In this webinar, you'll learn about the functionality of the new setup options and how to check galvanizing requirements with the Galvanizing Check Tool.
SDS/2 v7.3 has added many new features to help users locate points more efficiently. Some of the features include Polar Point, Ortho, and Annotations. In this webinar, you will learn all the new point locate features and how each functions, as well as the ins and outs of the User Coordinate System (UCS), which allows users to rotate or align the X, Y and Z axes to a view or member.
Using Reference Drawings allows users to overlay 2D drawings in the 3D model, helping visualize information and locate points directly in the model. Model Notes will allow users to communicate and track information in the model with other disciplines. In this webinar, users will learn the basics of using Reference Drawings and Model Notes and how each can be utilized.
With the redesign of the SDS/2 Main Menu also comes new features and functionality. In this webinar, users will receive a tour of the Main Menu's layout, as well as learn about new features such as PDF Drawing Export and Project Transfer.
Through new interoperability between Design Data and Autodesk®, Revit® Structure® users can now seamlessly transfer their models and connections using SDS/2's intelligent connection design. This model exchange differs from generic formats that do not contain vital information, such as connection information. SDS/2's connection design capabilities can also now be accessed from within Revit Structure. Users can apply and modify connections, and send that information seamlessly back to SDS/2. In this basic training webinar, you'll learn the ins and outs of import and export functionality of SDS/2 and Revit Structure. The webinar will also include a demonstration of how to apply and modify connections inside of Revit Structure.
SDS/2 Engineering combines connection design with 3D frame analysis and member design, all neatly packaged for use as an accurate BIM model. No other engineering product can offer the model accuracy and time savings of SDS/2 Engineering. SDS/2 Engineering creates a model that is accurate to manufacturing standards, with correct top-of-steel elevations and work point locations — enabling connections to be automatically designed while considering both fit-up and constructability. Another feature unique to SDS/2 Engineering is the ability to calculate transfer forces while designing the structure — translating to safer connections and safer structures.
Design Data’s SDS/2 software solutions are a unique, discipline-driven family of products that provide the construction industry with a more intelligent way to increase both productivity and profits. SDS/2 produces smarter models and diverse solutions that empower users to analyze structures, design connections, and detail steel to create the construction drawings. The information stored in the SDS/2 model is valuable when utilized to its fullest potential — beyond the drawings. Information is accessible through the model, connecting owners, engineers, detailers, fabricators, project managers, erectors or anyone involved throughout the project’s life cycle.
Design Data and Autodesk® have collaborated to streamline the BIM workflow, incorporating new technology between Design Data SDS/2 software solutions and Autodesk® Revit® Structure. More robust than simply an IFC model exchange, the new interoperability available between these two software products is an industry first. Through direct integration, users plug into SDS/2’s powerful connection design capabilities directly through Revit Structure, and send the connections downstream to the manufacturing level. Both member and connection information is preserved and transferred to SDS/2 for detailing.
The project synchronization capabilities between SDS/2 and Synchro software revolutionizes the construction coordination process for project managers. Users will now have the ability to orchestrate project logistics visually using real models, while allowing manufacturers to bi-directionally communicate scheduling and task information from SDS/2 to Synchro. In this introductory sales presentation, you'll learn how to take a project scheduler's task list from Synchro and add it to the appropriate members in the SDS/2 model. You will also see how tasks can be searched, updated and sent out with the model to update the schedule in Synchro.
In SDS/2, users have the ability to customize a connection to exactly what the engineer calls for. This can be done by using setup options, by manually manipulating each attribute in a framing situation using Revise and Review fields, or creating user-defined connections. This webinar will cover how to modify a connection using different setup options. It will also demonstrate how to take it a step further by setting connections to User and modifying them to achieve the requested connection.
With the addition of SDS/2 BIM joists, users can now import a variety of joists, from K series and joist girders to double pitch and bowstring. In addition to the existing SDS/2 joist used to generate connections, users can also import a file that contains the final materials of each "as fabricated" joist, including top and bottom chords, seats, web panel point locations, etc. The two work together to satisfy joist connections and BIM project requirements. This webinar will cover the use of SDS/2 joists and how connections are created with them, and how to import the as fabricated joists using an XML file provided by the joist manufacturer. It will also demonstrate a common joist workflow, from inputting SDS/2 joists to importing as fabricated joists for clash detection and placement resolution. (NOTE: webinar begins at 1:00 mark.)