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SDS2 Connect

SDS2 Connect

Smart Connection Integration

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.

Intergraph Smart™ 3D

Value Engineering

Make more informed design choices with the ability to visualize connections in the design model. 

Constructable Models

Intelligent connection design automation prevents clashes, rework and field changes. 

Shorten Timelines

Deliver engineer-approved connections with the design model for fewer RFIs and faster turnaround. 

Shortened, Earlier Design Times With Increased Accuracy

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 Connections Within Smart 3D

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. 

SDS2 Connect for Smart 3D Eliminates Need for Separate Design System

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. 

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Learn how SDS2 can help you accelerate project timelines, minimize material costs and improve project accuracy.  

Software Features

SDS2 Connect Features

Value Engineering

Improve your ability to compare design choices, optimizing design and helping you deliver more value on every project 

Connection Design

Leverage the time-saving connection design performed by SDS2 Detailing inside the context of the 3D design model 

Auto standard connections

Skip the tables and speed up your process with connections that adapt to framing situations based on your preferences 

Connection Design Locks

This patented feature gives you the ultimate control to design connections around variables you require 

Design Calculations

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 

Deliver a Connected Model

Shorten detailing turnaround and reduce RFIs by delivering the design model with SDS2-designed connections 

Connection optimization

Optimize the design of connections to save costs on both shop and field labor, plus materials and bolts