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Design Data Partnership With Steel Projects Leads to Extended CNC Functionality in SDS/2February 2, 2012
Design Data has announced it has formed a partnership with Steel Projects — a subsidiary of Ficep Corporation — to further streamline the BIM workflow. The partnership allows information to be expedited from the detailing office down to manufacturing, shipping and erection, increasing the efficiency of the entire work process.
The XML link between the companies' software builds on existing Design Data technology, which has been expanded to include information about sequences, job data and custom properties.
To use the XML download in SDS/2, select the members you wish to download (up to the entire job) in Modeling, then select Model > Member > XML CNC Download. Select a destination directory and a file name (which should have a .xml extension). The resulting XML file can then be imported into Steel Projects for use in production optimization, stock management and purchasing, nesting of pieces, automation of CNC process and shipping, and other project management tasks.
This XML download will be available beginning in SDS/2 v7.244.