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SDS/2 Detailing offers the highest level of automation and intelligence available in 3D steel detailing.

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SDS/2 Fabricating is a solution designed specifically to meet the needs of fabricators.

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SDS/2 Approval verifies the model before it's sent out and facilitates the approval process through the model.

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Now anyone can send updates on the status of any SDS/2 project directly from your mobile phone.

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SDS/2 Engineering combines connection design with 3D frame analysis and member design.

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SDS/2 Erector gives erectors powerful tools to access and view 3D Model and 2D drawings in its native form.

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SDS/2 Viewer allows the user to view and navigate through the 3D model and all 2D drawings.

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Automate detailing/fabricating rebar for concrete footings, walls, columns and beams.

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SDS/2 BIM allows coordinators to view all steel information on a project and access the native 3D model.

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SDS/2 and Autodesk® have collaborated to streamline the BIM workflow, incorporating new technology between SDS/2 software solutions and Autodesk® Revit® Structure.

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Minimum System Requirements to Run SDS/2

Operating System

For 32-bit or 64-bit OS: Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise; Windows 8 or 8.1 Professional; Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate; Windows 2008 Server or newer.

Processor

Any current, multi-core processor.

Memory (RAM)

8+ GB

Mouse

Logitech 3 or 4 button mouse

Hard Drive
  • Workstation (stand-alone SDS/2): SATA drive
  • Workstation (SDS/2 with data on network server): SATA drive
  • Workstation (acting as data server for up to two other SDS/2 stations): SATA drive
  • Server (hosting SDS/2 data): fast SATA drive or SCSI

Solid state drives are becoming more common and less expensive. Some of our customers are using them for SDS/2 data and are very happy with their speed.

Video Card

Any current Nvidia GeForce video card, 1 GB RAM or better; Nvidia Quadro cards are also in use. The minimum screen resolution must be 1280x1024. SDS/2 2017 will require support for OpenGL 4.2 and above or Direct3D 11 and higher.

Network Card

Most wired network cards are acceptable. We strongly encourage you to use a gigabit network if working in an SDS/2 client/server environment.

Other Recommended Equipment

You will also want a surge protector or possibly even a battery backup system. We strongly suggest a backup system that backs up your SDS/2 data in multiple locations. Hub and network card are only needed if you plan on connecting multiple machines together in a server/client situation.
*You’ll need x64-bit OS for more than 3 GB RAM
*You don't have to get SCSI if it's a client and you don't plan on serving files from the machine. SATA is cheaper and probably your best bet if your client fits these requirements.

Pricing Options

Perpetual

Custom solutions for your business


Software upgrades of all new versions


Training sessions for new and advanced users


Regional seminars of new versions


Personal support representative assigned to you


Online users forums

Annual Subscription

Acquire SDS/2 with a smaller investment


Software upgrades of all new versions


Training sessions for new and advanced users


Regional seminars of new versions


Personal support representative assigned to you


Online users forums

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