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SDS2 for Education

SDS2 for Education

SDS2 for Students, Educators & Institutions

Free educational licenses are available for both individual students looking to jumpstart their careers and academic institutions working to empower the next generation of structural engineers, detailers, and fabricators. 


A limited version of SDS2 Detailing is free for students individual use.

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Educators & Institutions

Advanced licensing options are available to academic institutions for use in classes.

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Free Student Licenses

Students can get free educational access to SDS2 Detailing, whether you are learning in a classroom or in the workplace.

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Individual licenses for students

Begin to discover what you can do with the the industry's most comprehensive steel detailing solution, learn the logic of fabrication and connection design, and set yourself up for a successful career. The free individual license for students gives you access to the primary design tools used by industry professionals so you can explore the 3D modeling space and begin learning the craft of detailing. 

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Accelerate your career with SDS2.

Distinguish yourself as an SDS2 user with our official certification program. Master the tools and workflows of SDS2 and earn certificates and digital badges to validate your accomplishments and market your skills. 

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Resources to Help You Get Started

Online Training

Access self-paced training lessons that cover all the skills, tools, and workflows you'll need to get started in SDS2. 


Getting Started Videos

Easy-to-follow videos that break down the most common tasks and features in SDS2. 


Get Certified

Market your skills by earning official SDS2 badges as you complete training programs and reach other distinguished benchmarks. 

How-To Videos

Learn about the latest advanced features and tools in SDS2.


Hardware Requirements

View requirements for installing and running SDS2. 



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