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Structural Steel Detailer

Take back your time.

With SDS2's real world intelligence, there are no compromises. Speed, accuracy, reliability—you get it all. Detailers who switch from less automated solutions report 2x faster detailing times within just a few projects. 

Expand your limits.

SDS2’s powerful 3D automation can more than double your steel detailing productivity over less automated solutions, giving you the capacity to take on more and bigger projects. 

  • Import, scale, and trace reference drawings for your 3D model. 
  • Fully validated connections are designed as you model.
  • Easily model stairs and handrails with automated tools.
  • Generate bills of material directly from your model.

Learn more about our 3D steel detailing software 

Deliver what matters to fabricators.

Whether you work for a shop or subcontract, SDS2's fabrication-optimized design options and integrations will help you meet increasingly tight deadlines and adapt to trends in automated machining and digitalization. 

  • Deliver CNC data compatible with cutting edge equipment.
  • Control your automation with fabricator preferences.
  • Piecemarks are automatically applied and updated as you model.
  • Integrate with BIM software for collaboration along the project pipeline.

Work faster with fewer errors.

SDS2 is built with real-world intelligence, with automated design features that account for not only structural integrity and constructability, but also erectability, so you know your designs will pass with the fabricator, erector, and other stakeholders. It's a next-level reality check that no other steel detailing software can match, and it helps you get the job done faster and more accurately. 

  • Adaptable connection designs automatically adjust to framing conditions.
  • Identify and automatically correct for potential field issues. 
  • You input load requirements and other key variables, and SDS2 can fill in the rest—no more guess and check design.

Ready to see SDS2 in action?

See how SDS2 can accelerate project timelines, reduce errors,
and improve project accuracy.  


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