SDS2 is the ultimate solution in steel detailing, providing the world's only all-in-one structural and connection design software. Our 2022 release is packed with even more intelligence and automation to help you meet the rising demands of integrated BIM workflows and data-driven production. With advanced connection design and reporting, enhanced modeling, and an elevated user experience, SDS2 is your foundation for better fabrication from design to delivery.
SDS2 helps automate your most time-consuming tasks.
Take back your time with SDS2’s proprietary design engine. It’s powered by real world intelligence and provides fully validated connections as you model, drastically accelerating your detailing process.
Work together, wherever you are with cloud based models.
Get projects done faster and avoid data lags with live multiuser modeling. You can access your SDS2 project from the shop, field, or home office and work at the same time as other users without fear of data conflicts or lag times.
Collaborate in-model across the project pipeline.
Scale up your project team as needed.
Streamline your workflows.
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Our users reported an 86%+ increase in operational efficiency when using SDS2. Schedule a personal demo to see the impact SDS2 can have on your business.
Over the past several years, the SDS2 customers have worked on two state-of-the-art winter sports facilities in Lake Placid, New York, home of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics. The upgrades were part of a $74 million investment
A new 3D load planning product from SDS2 brought Pepper Tank time savings they didn’t know they were looking for. With SDS2 Load Planning, they were able to reduce their loading time an estimated 25-50 percent, even after hiring a new forklift operator.
Around three years ago, Drake-Williams began putting their SDS2 detailing solution to use in an estimodeling workflow, and they're continuing to explore even more ways to utilize their SDS2 software in estimating.
PVS Structures maintains their status as one of the top industrial fabricators in the US—through digitalization and automation, integrating state-of-the-art precision equipment like the Zeman robotic welder with SDS2's automated design.
Meow Wolf is a combination of a jungle gym, haunted house, children’s museum, and immersive art exhibit. The structure consists of five stories of steel-framed museum space intermixed with catwalks, platforms, spiral and rolled stairs,
"Every release of SDS2 gets better. With tools that are being added, it increases speed each time. We are a small business, but on big jobs it helps a lot."
Interstate Steel Corporation
With SDS2 we are able to better integrate directly with the detailers, which has streamlined the workflow and helped improve the overall speed of delivery.
Anonymous Survey Participant
The snapping feature was a great tool to add. It will be very easy to move the material without clashing to another one.
Load Planning is now fully incorporated in Crystal Steel. Besides being used in the shop for faster truck loading, we are also using it for Estimodeling and Production planning purposes. The improvements made are all useful. Thank you for finding ways to make truck loading easier.
SDS2 Load Planning has been very helpful in planning and sequencing loads. The biggest help has been the bundling of angles iron parts. I am hoping to get our forklift operator trained on it so he can start building the loads virtually.
Stop guessing, start planning.
You can accelerate your bid time and increase accuracy when you leverage SDS2’s model data and automated connection optimization to generate your material lists and estimates.
Import design models.
Tailor estimates to shop standards.
Quickly compare alternate designs.
SDS2 Load Planning
Discover your next competitive advantage.
Top fabricators around the world are discovering the powerful advantage of 3D load planning, a disruptive technology that allows you to transform IFC files from your preferred modeling software into a balanced and optimized 3D loading plan.