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May 6-10 (Basic)
June 3-7 (Basic)
June 10-14 (Continuing Ed)
July 15-19 (Basic)
August 12-16 (Basic)
September 9-13 (Continuing Ed)
September 23-27 (Basic)
November 4-8 (Basic)
December 9-13 (Basic)
We require that you go through the “SDS/2 Detailing Basics & Step-By-Step Instructions” manual, “Assorted Tools for Working in SDS/2” manual, and “SDS/2 Connection Guide” before attending the course.
Design Data will supply each attendee with design drawings, course outlines, and other training information, all of which will be yours to keep. You will not need to bring anything else. At the end of the week you will also receive a CD-ROM containing your job and fabricator setup, 3D model, and details you will have created over the course of the week.
Course Time Schedule
- Monday - 8:00 to 5:00 - Introduction, Setup options (Job), View creation, and creating the 3D Model in Framing Input.
- Tuesday - 8:00 to 5:00 - Review, continue with 3D Model, and how to effectively move around the model.
- Wednesday - 8:00 to 5:00 - Review, Connections, Status, Setup options (Fabricator), 3D to 2D (generating 2D drawings).
- Thursday - 8:00 to 5:00 - Interactive Graphics (2D Drawing Editor in v7.0), Report, Sheet outlines, Plotting and Printing. (11:30 to 12:30 Lunch Provided by Design Data)
- Friday 8:00 to 3:00 Modeling Techniques, Misc. Members, Introduction to Parametrics
- Job and Fabricator Setup - An in-depth Coverage.
- Material Files and Utility Functions
- View Creation
- Input Members in 3D
- Web Vertical
- Web Normal
- Vertical Braces
- Double Angle
- Tube Steel
- Wide Flange
- Horizontal Braces
- Stairs and Other Miscellaneous Members
- Connection Design
- 1. Auto Standard Connections
- Conditions and Scenarios
- Connection Input Type
- Clip Angles
- Shear Plates
- End Plates
- Bent Plates
- Seated Connections
- Splice plate
- Base and Cap Plates
- Gusset Plate Connections
- User Defined Connections
- Forcing and Modeling Connections
- Design Calculations
- Modeling routines
- Adding Secondary Materials; Lintels and Concrete Stops
- Status, Search Options and Sequences
- Categories and Routings
- Drawing Editor; the 2D World
- Generating Details, Submaterials Details, and Erection Views
- Creating Bill of Materials
- Creating Sheet Outlines and Sheet Loading Operations
- Addition and Manipulation of 2D Entities
- Review Reports
- Basic Parametrics and Future Enhancements
Those attending Continuing Education courses must have worked on the system at least eight months and have a good understanding of how SDS/2 functions. These courses will be taught in v7.2; therefore, an understanding of v7.2 operations is necessary.
Listed below are the individual sessions for Continuing Education.
Parametrics and Custom Properties (Monday and Tuesday)
The Parametrics course focuses on teaching users to develop their own parametrics. Using a combination of SDS/2’s parametric modeler and Python code, SDS/2 allows users to create parametrics suited to individual company needs.
Custom Properties are a repository of information that is capable of adding information to the Bill of Material and splitting major shipping marks apart. They can be applied to members, material, bolts and welds.
Report Writer and Advanced Selection (Wednesday)
The Report Writer course teaches users how to generate reports from SDS/2. Users will dive deep into the database of information that SDS/2 stores to make available for reporting purposes. Attendees will be able to create and generate unique reports for their companies, ultimately helping to increase productivity.
Advanced Selection can be used to quickly query the model with a snippet of Python code to select items for other operations. It can also be used to locate specific items, functioning like a limited Status Display. This course will focus on using and creating Advanced Selections and Set Filter by Expression.
Building Information Modeling (Thursday and Friday)
The Thursday session of this course covers the basic setup and demonstrations of imports and exports of 3D models into and out of SDS/2, as well as the estimating and production modules. Friday's portion of this course will cover the setup and export of CNC information from SDS/2.
Revision Control (Friday)
SDS/2 allows users to handle revisions manually, automatically, or a combination of both. This course covers tool locations, capabilities and setting up revisions. It concludes with a mock-up of a semi-automatic revision example project, as well as revision tips.
Enhancements to Custom Members
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'll learn about the improvements to the Anchor Rod as well as the basics of adding a Caged Ladder.
In this webinar, you'll learn about the many changes to increase productivity, including Material Callout tools and enhancements to symbols, that have been made to Drawing Editor in SDS/2 v7.3.
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.