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SDS2 Detailing

SDS2 Detailing

3D modeling software for steel detailing, fabrication, and construction

Structural steel detailing is a critical process that demands 100% accuracy. Even a tiny error can lead to a loss of valuable time and money. With SDS/2 Detailing you can deliver timely, accurate, and quality work, giving you the competitive advantage you need.

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Unmatched Drawing Quality

Automatic drawing presentation and templates cut drawing cleanup in half, making it possible to detail more steel in less time.

Smart Connection Design

Connection design considers framing conditions and erectability, automatically creating constructable connections.

BIM, CNC & MIS Integrations

Smart technology allows for seamless transfer of information at every point in the construction cycle, integrating the office, shop, and field.

Increase profitability and accelerate project timelines

SDS2 Detailing offers the highest level of automation available in 3D steel detailing. With unparalleled connection design intelligence and high-quality drawing production, SDS2 provides innovative solutions proven to increase profitability and shorten project timelines.

SDS2 2020 is Now Available

Improve accuracy and efficiency With automated connection design

SDS2 is the only 3D detailing solution that will automatically design and model connections as you input members, making it easy to find the best and most cost-efficient connections to fabricate and erect. Smart connection design considers framing conditions, erectibility, and constructability—automatically performing clash prevention—while also being flexible enough to meet a variety of fabrication standards.  

See How SDS2 Conducts Code-Based Joint Analysis 

Connect your team with live multiuser modeling

With SDS/2, everyone works in the live model simultaneously; there's no need to check the model in and out, or deal with inconvenient cool-down periods. This unique technology enables teams to work together to meet compressed project schedules and cut weeks if not months off traditional timelines. SDS/2 is the only 3D steel detailing software that enables collaboration in real time.

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SDS2 Detailing Features

Connection Development

The perfect combination of automation and control, our patented connection design saves time on every project

Handrails and Stairs

SDS/2 Detailing stairs and rail are quick to input, easy to adjust, and flexible enough to fit your shop standards

Miscellaneous & Plate

If you can model it, you can build it with SDS/2

Live Multi-User

Make the most of your manpower and meet compressed schedules when your team works together in a single model


No piecemarking routines are required for SDS/2 models—smart software can combine and break apart piecemarks

Complex Geometry

Hip and valley conditions, rolling, sloped and more—SDS/2 Detailing helps you tackle design challenges with ease

Fabrication Standards

Boost your competitive advantage by building shop standards into your model 

CNC & MRP Integration

SDS/2 Detailing models integrate with all the commonly used MRP, MIS, and automated fabrication tools 

Design Model Integration

From direct integrations with Smart3D and Autodesk Revit to importing industry-standard file types, SDS/2 Detailing is a vital tool in the BIM workflow