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SDS/2 Summit

SDS/2 Summit Information

The SDS/2 Summit is an annual event hosted by SDS/2 where SDS/2 users can gather to learn, network and share their knowledge of SDS/2 and the steel industry. 

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Greetings SDS/2 Users!

I'm thrilled to announce that this year we will be hosting our first 'SDS/2 Summit' in collaboration with the SDS/2 Advisory Board. I'd like to share with you all, some comments from Brian Cobb, the President of the SDS/2 Users Group:

"This is an exciting time to be an SDS/2 user. With a new vision for the software, a new version, and a new venue, there will be a lot to take in at the Summit! Head to the beach to see the latest and greatest SDS/2 has to offer and to network with other users."

The SDS/2 Summit will replace the SDS/2 Users Group Conference and while the format will be similar, there will be a few subtle changes including:

  1. Location – The venue of this event will change each year to make it easier for people from different parts of the country to attend. Our intention is also to choose locations that will be fun to visit and less expensive to fly to than Lincoln,
  2. Agenda – We aim to expand the agenda to include an even wider variety of subjets with a heavy emphasis on learning-focused topics. Our intention is to help users get even more from SDS/2 software and learn about new software features, SDS/2 initiatives, best practices/workflows and industry trends as well as a continued focus on customer feedback and sharing of experiences.

Our hope is that as the event grows it will provide even more networking opportunities while preserving the magic of the close-knit community we've built over the years. 

This year's Summit will be held at the Sirata Beach Resort in St. Pete Beach, FL on Wednesday, September 2nd through Friday, September 4th. As always, we have a reduced room rate of $149 per night and the resort has graciously agreed to extend the rate for 3 days before and after the conference, for anyone wanting to stay (or bring family) and enjoy the beach. 

To reserve rooms in the SDS/2 Summit block, reservations MUST be made by phone and please be sure to inform the reservation desk you are attending the 'SDS/2 Summit'. The special rate will be available until July 31, 2020 or until the room block is sold out, whichever comes first. 

Sirata Beach Resort Registration: 1-800-344-5999
Sirata Beach Resort, 5300 Gulf Boulevard, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706

Since we're on the beach, don't forget your flip flops, sunscreen and beachwear. We are looking forward to seeing you all in Florida this year and enjoying the fun and sun!

Looking forward to seeing you at the beach!

Stuart Broome
Chief Executive Officer
SDS/2 (A Nemetschek Company)

 

WEDNESDAY

10a -1p
REGISTRATION
1p - 1:15p
OPENING REMARKS
1:15p - 2:15p
KEYNOTE SPEAKER
2:15p - 2:30p
BREAK
2:30p - 3p
SDS/2 UPDATE
3p - 4:30p
SDS2/ ROUNDTABLES
4:30p - 5:30p
USERS GROUP BUSINESS MEETING
5:30p - 7:30p
PARTNER PAVILION COCKTAILS
7:30p - 8p
SOLID STEEL COMPETITION AWARDS

THURSDAY

8a -9:50a
SESSIONS - TRACK 1, 2 & 3
9:50a - 10a
BREAK
10a - 11:50a
SESSIONS - TRACK 1, 2 & 3
11:50a - 1p
LUNCH
1p - 2p
PARTNER SESSIONS & PARTNER PAVILION
2p - 2:10p
BREAK
2:10p - 5p
SESSIONS - TRACK 1, 2 & 3
6p - 10p
SDS/2 LUAU

FRIDAY

9a -10:50a
SESSIONS - TRACK 1, 2 & 3
10:50a - 11a
BREAK
11a - 11:50a
SESSIONS - TRACK 1, 2 & 3
12p - 12:30p
CLOSING REMARKS

THURSDAY

8a
SDS/2 2021
Learn about the newest features and functionality coming to SDS/2.
9a
DETAILING FOR FABRICATION EFFICIENCES
Hear how users maximize SDS/2 setup for trickle-down efficiencies in the shop and the field.
10a
DRAWING MANAGEMENT
This session will focus on teaching how to manage drawings in SDS/2, highlighting tools and tricks that help.
11a
SDS/2 2020i REFRESHER COURSE
Catch up on the additions made to SDS/2 2020 in the summer release to get up to speed on new useful tools.
1p
PARTNER SESSION 1
1:30p
PARTNER SESSION 2
2:10p
ESTIMODELING WORKFLOW AND CASE STUDY
Hear how fabricators have been implementing this estimating method to help with their bidding process and learn about the most effective workflows to start estimodeling.
3:10p
LIVE Q&A
Ask the Advisory Board members the SDS/2 questions that keep you up at night.
4:10p
GROW YOUR BUSINESS' DIGITAL PRESENCE
Learn practices you can put in place to get your company more visibility and recognition online.

FRIDAY

9a
BUSINESS OPERATIONS
Learn from detailers and fabricators some of the business practices that have helped them grow and succeed.
10a
SDS/2 2021
Learn about the newest features and functionality coming to SDS/2.
11a
SDS/2 2020i REFRESHER COURSE
Catch up on the additions made to SDS/2 2020 in the summer release to get up to speed on new, useful tools.
12p
CLOSING REMARKS
Stuart Broome, CEO, SDS/2 (A Nemetschek Company)

THURSDAY

8a
HANDLING REVISIONS IN SDS/2
Get all the tips and tricks to make revision handling easier and more efficient in SDS/2.
9a
HOW TO USE JOISTS EFFECTIVELY
Learn how to operate the new joist member to master the new features and improve your workflow.
10a
SDS/2 FORTOSI CASE STUDY
Hear how fabricators are implementing SDS/2 Fortosi to minimize material handling.
11a
BASIC DETAILER TRAINING ON SDS/2
Get advice on how to train new detailers and get them to be productive quickly on SDS/2.
1p
PARTNER SESSION 3
1:30p
PARTNER SESSION 4
2:10p
SDS/2 CONNECTION DESIGN FOR ENGINEERS
Learn the design philosophy behind SDS/2 connection design, how connection locks changed the game and best review practices.
3:10p
DETAILING FOR GALVANIZING AND TOOLS IN SDS/2
Get up to speed on the detailing automation that SDS/2 has built-in for galvanized steel.
4:10p
DETAILING FOR LESS EXPENSIVE FIREPROOFING
Learn how to set up SDS/2 to detail connections for more cost-effective fireproofing practices.

FRIDAY

9a
STAIRS & MISCELLANEOUS DETAILING
This course focuses on teaching effective modeling tips that result in cleaner details.
10a
TABLES IN SDS/2
Harness the power of tables in Drawing Editor to automate reports on detail sheets.
11a
USING THE NEW ABM
The ABM underwent a major redesign in 2020 learn how to start utilizing this new technology.
12p
CLOSING REMARKS
Stuart Broome, CEO, SDS/2 (A Nemetschek Company)

THURSDAY

8a
CLOUD-BASED MODELING WITH SDS/2 EDGE
Learn about the benefits of cloud-based modeling, and hear from customers how SDS/2 Edge is revolutionizing their workflows.
9a
USING MODULAR CUSTOM PROPERTIES IN SDS/2
Learn how to make the most of modular custom properties in SDS/2.
10a
SITE & ERECTION PLANNING WITH SDS/2 ERECTOR
Learn to use SDS/2 tools for site and erection planning, work package creation and hear about effective workflows used by erectors today.
11a
CUSTOM MEMBER / COMPONENT MANIPULATION
Technical session focused on teaching users how to manipulate and build custom members and components. PREREQUISITE: LAPTOP WITH SDS/2 INSTALLED.
1p
PARTNER SESSION 5
1:30p
PARTNER SESSION 6
2:10p
DETAILING TEMPLATES – TIPS, TRICKS, & DEVELOPMENT
This technical session focuses on teaching users to use templates, manipulate templates and beginner tips for writing templates. PREREQUISITE: LAPTOP WITH SDS/2 INSTALLED.
3:10p
PARTNER SESSION 7
3:40p
PARTNER SESSION 8
4:10p
PARTNER SESSION 9

FRIDAY

9a
USING STANDARD PART LIBRARIES
Importing and building standard part libraries to model buyout items.
10a
.NET DEVELOPMENT
We'll answer the questions you have: What is it? Why is it important? How will SDS/2 users benefit?
11a
SDS/2 TOOLBOX
Attend this session to learn what's coming in the SDS/2 Toolbox and how you can access it.
12p
CLOSING REMARKS
Stuart Broome, CEO, SDS/2 (A Nemetschek Company)

OFFICIAL HOTEL

The Sirata Beach Resort is the official hotel of the SDS/2 Summit. 

To make your reservation, please call the Sirata at: 1-800-344-5999.

When calling, be sure to tell the resrvation desk that you are with the SDS/2 Summit for the special group rate of $149 per night. The Sirata Beach Resort will honor these rates for 3 days before and 3 days after the SDS/2 Summit. Please note these rates are only available until July 31, 2020 or until the room block is full. 

Sirata Beach Resort
5300 Gulf Boulevard
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706

TRANSPORTATION

Tampa International Airport is 27 miles away and St. Pete - Clearwater International Airport is 20 miles away from the Sirata. Overnight parking is included in your Sirata Resort Package, with a limit of one car per room. 

Shuttle Options: 

Resort Transportation Services: 1-866-331-3303

Super Shuttle: 1-800-258-3826

Uber/Lyft ranges from $36 to $80 depending on selected service.

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