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DETAILING TEMPLATE CUSTOMIZATION SERVICE PAYING OFF FOR SDS/2 USERSJune 1, 2018
Detailing software packages come preloaded with preset templates used to aid in the production of detail drawings. Because of the unique requirements for each fabricator, detailers are often forced to perform repetitive drawing cleanup to get the needed result.
SDS/2's Detailing Templates Customization service takes preset templates one step further, allowing users to apply templates that are specific to their detailing or fabrication standards.
For Minnesota-based Briese Iron Works, Inc. and TSF Structures in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the service has shown tangible results in both time and money saved.
TSF: From Gates to Guard Rails and Everything in Between
TSF Structures details and fabricates a range of members beyond standard beams and columns. What originally was a time-consuming and cumbersome process to generate detail drawings for multiple member types morphed into an opportunity to save drawing time and, subsequently, detailing costs. Read the rest of their story
Briese Iron Works: Pour Stop Detail Drawings Present Unique Challenges
Briese Iron Works frequently uses heavily user-modified curved pour stops with shear studs placed radially in their 3D models. Because of the unique drawing challenges presented by the pour stops, the system-generated details — which included minimal dimensioning — required significant, time-consuming cleanup.
The solution involved a customized detailing template that includes all the dimensions to the radial studs, bevel symbols for the cuts on each end, typical weld symbols, dimensions to locate the shear studs vertically on the pour stops, and the rolling offset. Read the rest of their story