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2012 NASCC: Contests and Sessions

2012 NASCC: Contests and Sessions

Part of the Design Data team is already in Dallas, setting up our booth at NASCC: The Steel Conference. The event is held at the Gaylord Texan Convention Center and runs Wednesday, April 18, through Friday, April 20.


Design Data will be running two contests during NASCC. If you’d like to win SDS/2 software or a $250 gift card, keep reading…

To win a $250 gift card, all you have to do is take a picture in booth #501, then tweet the photo using the #SDS2contest hashtag OR post it on the SDS/2 by Design Data Facebook page. Once you’ve done that, you’re officially entered to win! And if your phone doesn’t have a camera or you’re unsure how to post to Twitter or Facebook, don’t worry! We’ll have someone at our booth to help you out.

So how do you win free SDS/2 software? Participate in the Design Data QR Code Scavenger Hunt! Again, it’s simple. Find and scan the six QR codes located at our customers’ and partners’ booths. Each QR code will take you to a short video that will reveal a code word. Once you have the entire “secret code,” bring it to the Design Data booth, #501, to be automatically entered to win free SDS/2 software! Winners will receive their choice of SDS/2 Connect, SDS/2 Approval, or SDS/2 Erector.

Winners will be awarded daily!

Customer Sessions

We have some really exciting plans for the event, beginning with a few special presentations. These sessions include speakers from Design Data customers and representatives:

Wednesday, April 18

Session N19: 3D Detailing Software — It’s a Big Investment, So What’s Your Plan?

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., San Antonio 4-5-6

Speakers include Kelly Gardner from Associated Engineers and Derrick Fitton from Drake-Williams Steel Inc.

Session T10: Your Model, Their Technology

Wednesday 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Grapevine 3-4

Speakers include Barry Butler from Design Data

Thursday, April 19

Session T3: BIM Workflow — Lessons Learned

Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m., Grapevine 5-6

Speakers are Brian Cobb and Warren Goodrich from Structural Detailing, LLC

Session G4: The Fabricator's Role in Sustainability

Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Grapevine 1-2

Speakers include Larry Kruth from Douglas Steel

Design Data and Peddinghaus Interface: Detailing for Tomorrow

Thursday 12:00 p.m., Booth #1201

Presented by Doug Evans of Design Data

Power Fabrication Through Software Integration

Thursday 5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m., Grapevine 5-6

Speakers include David Zabka of Design Data

Friday, April 20

Session N50: Mythbusters: The Connection Edition

Friday 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Ft. Worth 5-6-7

Speakers include Pat McManus from Puma Steel

Session T8: Beyond the Rolling Schedule

Friday 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Grapevine 5-6

Speakers include Mark Holland from Paxton & Vierling Steel

Customer and Partner List

A handful of Design Data partners and customers will be attending and presenting at NASCC. Visit them all, and keep an eye out for the six QR codes to win. See the full list of customers and partners, with booth numbers, below:


  • Delta Structural Steel Services (504) 
  • Mold-Tek Tech (601)
  • Quebec Detailing Connection (Steltec) (921)


  • AGA (102) 
  • Canam United States (101)
  • NISD (123)
  • CSC (209)
  • FabSuite (215)
  • SEAA (229)
  • P2 Programs (326)
  • Nucor (301 and 403)
  • SidePlate (408)
  • AZZ Galvanizing Services (409)
  • FabTrol (415)
  • Radley Corp (513)
  • StruM.I.S (711)
  • RISA (721)
  • Lantek Systems (805)
  • Shop Data Systems (1014) 
  • PythonX/Burlington Automation (1015)
  • Peddinghaus (1201)
  • Controlled Automation (1220)
  • Ficep (1321)
  • Voortman (1409)