Registration for the 2018 SDS/2 Users Group Conference is now open!

The annual three-day SDS/2 Users Group Conference is primarily a learning opportunity. Activities include training on specific topics determined by the Users Group, the unveiling of new enhancements, award presentations and other activities.

This year's conference will be held September 19th through the 21st at the Embassy Suites in Lincoln, Nebraska. The cost to attend is only $125.

To learn more about the SDS/2 Users Group Conference, visit our website. To register, click here.


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


SDS/2 Edge provides cloud hosting of your entire desktop and more, creating a virtual community of SDS/2 users and simplifying model sharing.

Edge gives users the flexibility to work wherever they are, giving them access to the latest data in the office, in the field, or at home. If a company has multiple offices in different physical locations, employees can network into Edge, saving time transferring job data back and forth. And the power of SDS/2 means that you can have multiple employees working in the same model at the same time, with real-time changes keeping the model accurate and up to the second.

Externally, project partners using SDS/2 Edge can connect to the model and view live data and project status information. SDS/2 can also set up a project using the job repository, allowing collaboration on the same job file between multiple partners and creating a wide area network for the project.

To learn more about how SDS/2 Edge can benefit your company, click here.


SDS/2 is offering free training to teach you how to create reinforced concrete structures as well as detail, fabricate, and place rebar using SDS/2 Concrete. The training will be held at our headquarters in Lincoln, Nebraska, from June 27th to June 29th and is intended for both experienced SDS/2 users and those with little to no experience in the software.

The training on Wednesday, June 27th and Thursday, June 28th will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; on Friday, training is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

To learn more and to sign up for this free training, email David Zabka at

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