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We Are SDS/2

Creating the Best Steel
Detailing Software Since 1981

SDS/2 is a leading software provider in the structural steel construction industry. We offer the most automated 3D steel detailing software on the market, and the only all-in-one solution to include intelligent connection design.

Our history of leadership and innovative features is unsurpassed by any competitor, providing a clear-cut advantage for SDS/2 users. Proof of this is found in SDS/2's involvement in the steel industry. We share a leadership position with the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), working on the development of integration of models and model data with CIS/2. SDS/2 was the first product to interface with automated shop equipment, design connections inside the 3D model, and interface with plant design systems.

In 2016, SDS/2 became a part of the Nemetschek Group, joining 15 other strong brands providing solutions for the entire lifecycle of buildings and infrastructure projects – from the design and visualization of a building through the actual building process to building management.  The unique structure of the Nemetschek Group enables the brands to operate in an entrepreneurial way, to drive innovation and to work closely with their 4.0 million customers worldwide 

The future continues to provide endless possibilities for SDS/2 and the steel industry. The company maintains a strong vision for the direction of SDS/2 and an unyielding commitment to technological innovation. 


Internal teamwork is only the beginning. True excellence comes from our relationships with customers, partners, and each other. 


Collaboration drives continuous improvement as we work to empower the steel industry with intelligent, sustainable, and forward-thinking software solutions. 



Innovation requires an unshakeable foundation. Our teams are relentless in the quest for accurate, complete, and dependable solutions and service. 


To set the standard of excellence for software solutions in the structural steel industry with absolute reliability and customer-driven innovation and collaboration. 


To equip the structural steel industry worldwide with complete detailing solutions of unparalleled reliability and integral value.  


A Nemetschek Company

The Nemetschek Group is a pioneer for digital transformation in the AEC industry. As one of the leading corporate groups worldwide, Nemetschek covers the entire life cycle of building and infrastructure projects with its software solutions and guides its customers into the future of digitalization. With intelligent and innovative software solutions, the Nemetschek Group increases quality in the building process and improves the digital workflow of all those involved in the building process. This revolves around the use of open standards (Open BIM). The innovative solutions of the 16 brands in the four customer-oriented divisions are used by approximately six million users worldwide. Founded by Prof. Georg Nemetschek in 1963, the Nemetschek Group today employs around 2,900 experts. 


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