Exporting SDS/2 Models for BIM
With so many projects now requiring a BIM model for coordination and life cycle management, it's crucial to understand the capabilities of your software when it comes to collaboration and file sharing. What's most important to know is this: SDS/2 can create the file types you need to transfer your manufacturing model to software products like Autodesk® Revit® Structure and Navisworks.
This article will give you the information you need to conquer your next BIM project, including the most commonly used file types, such as DWG and CIS/2, and their benefits and drawbacks. You'll also learn about the latest file transfer option, the direct Revit import/export available in SDS/2 Connect.
What Is BIM, Anyway?
U3D and VRML Files
However, it must be understood that these file formats are not designed for transmitting key information on a project.
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Referral Bonus Offered to SDS/2 Customers
Design Data recognizes that our customers are our most valuable asset. As we launch SDS/2 Connect, we want to work together with our customers to spread the word about SDS/2 Connect among the engineering community. To help reach that goal, Design Data is sharing the opportunity to profit from SDS/2 Connect with all our customers. Together, we can make a difference in driving projects downstream to SDS/2 detailers and fabricators.
On your upcoming projects, encourage engineers using Revit Structure to buy the SDS/2 Connect add-in and we'll send you our thanks—in the form of $250. More important than the financial benefit, SDS/2 Connect will provide engineers with a direct API format to transfer their models to the detailer and the ability to roundtrip detailing changes back to the engineer's model.
Remember, with SDS/2 Connect's incredible round-tripping capabilities, even if the engineer leaves the connection design to you, everyone will benefit from the round-tripping of the model. The Revit Structure model will be more accurate and the connections that are designed by the detailer become visible in Revit Structure with the SDS/2 Connect add-in.
To earn your referral bonus, the engineer must enter your name as a referral during the purchase process on www.sds2connect.com/purchase. Customers will earn $250 per company that the customer refers. The name on the referral cannot be the same as the person or company purchasing SDS/2 Connect—in other words, you can't refer yourself.
To learn more, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.