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SidePlate Component in SDS/2 Saves Time, Simplifies Steel Construction Process

SidePlate Component in SDS/2 Saves Time, Simplifies Steel Construction Process

The SidePlate for SDS/2 component and tools are plugins that offer a level of automation and intelligence for our users to efficiently place SidePlate connections into their SDS/2 projects. The plugins work by allowing a user to take a project-specific XML file, provided by SidePlate, with all the scheduled design parameters, and import that into their projects. The SidePlate component and tools work with SDS/2 v2016.20 and newer.

The component will track which connections have been placed, to help assist in knowing that the connections used on your project are in alignment with the connections provided by SidePlate. The user has the ability to modify connection parameters within the component, like Plate A thickness or Dimension A. These modifications are recorded back to the XML provided by SidePlate. The XML file can then be sent back to SidePlate, during the shop drawing review process, to expedite the approval process.

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