Model-based estimating through SDS2 gives you the power to turn out more accurate bids faster, helping your shop win more projects with improved profit margins. With our powerful automated connection design, you can fine-tune estimates with more accuracy than other solutions, plus generate material lists from the model in no time.
"Every release of SDS2 gets better. With tools that are being added, it increases speed each time. We are a small business, but on big jobs it helps a lot."
Interstate Steel Corporation
With SDS2 we are able to better integrate directly with the detailers, which has streamlined the workflow and helped improve the overall speed of delivery.
Anonymous Survey Participant
The snapping feature was a great tool to add. It will be very easy to move the material without clashing to another one.
Load Planning is now fully incorporated in Crystal Steel. Besides being used in the shop for faster truck loading, we are also using it for Estimodeling and Production planning purposes. The improvements made are all useful. Thank you for finding ways to make truck loading easier.
SDS2 Load Planning has been very helpful in planning and sequencing loads. The biggest help has been the bundling of angles iron parts. I am hoping to get our forklift operator trained on it so he can start building the loads virtually.
Save time on material takeoffs.
Quickly clean up imported design models or trace your design drawings, let SDS2 add the connections, and export to your production management software for high-speed material takeoffs.
Import REVIT or IFC models or design drawings
Accurately assess connection costs
Build budgets from accurate, model-based material lists
SDS2 Estimodeling includes SDS2's signature AI-driven connection design to give estimators an edge when it comes to identifying constructablity issues. Within the 3D model, it's easy to see where scheduled connections are insufficient and pre-identify RFIs, so you can propose solutions to the engineer and save time once the bid is won.
Maximize profit margins.
Unlike any other model-based estimating software, SDS2 comes with automated connection optimization, so you can maximize your profit margins without the added cost of a third-party application. Run comparisons between connection types in minutes to generate cost-optimized, accurate bids.