Intergraph Smart™ 3D and SDS2 Connect now have the ability to create fully designed structural bolted connections according to country codes. This new functionality provides substantial reduction in project schedule and design costs by allowing early designed connections, compressing schedule with detailers, permitting other disciplines to model without clashing, examining installation concerns, reducing model transfers, and estimating assembly connections.
Make more informed design choices with the ability to visualize connections in the design model.
Intelligent connection design automation prevents clashes, rework and field changes.
Deliver engineer-approved connections with the design model for fewer RFIs and faster turnaround.
With SDS2 Connect for Smart 3D, structural connections can be designed earlier in the project, with full calculations according to country codes. This leads to increased design consistency and shorter timelines.
SDS2 Connect for Smart 3D allows connections to be fully designed — with all necessary plates, materials and bolts — directly in the software, without exporting the 3D model to third party steel detailing products.
The software allows users to perform their structural design entirely within a single solution. Fabricators will also be able to use SDS2 Detailing to generate all drawings automatically.
Learn how SDS2 can help you accelerate project timelines, minimize material costs and improve project accuracy.
Improve your ability to compare design choices, optimizing design and helping you deliver more value on every project
Leverage the time-saving connection design performed by SDS2 Detailing inside the context of the 3D design model
Skip the tables and speed up your process with connections that adapt to framing situations based on your preferences
This patented feature gives you the ultimate control to design connections around variables you require
Review the automatically designed connection calculations alongside the context of the 3D design model
Connections designed by SDS2 incorporate the standards of the shop to ensure efficient fabrication practices
SDS2 connections interact with one another to prevent field clashes during the design phase for a perfect fit every time in the field
Shorten detailing turnaround and reduce RFIs by delivering the design model with SDS2-designed connections
Optimize the design of connections to save costs on both shop and field labor, plus materials and bolts