Steel connection design from SDS2 gives you fabrication-efficient connections with automatic clash detection—and they're all fully validated with expanded design calculations for the complete structural node. Whether you use SDS2 for design or review, you can trust our connections to be field- and fabrication-ready—and to deliver you massive time savings.
The biggest design savings aren't found through smaller section sizes, but rather in connections that are efficient to fabricate and erect. SDS2 is the only connection design software that delivers a 360-degree analysis of framing conditions and automatically adjusts for potential issues with fabrication and erection, which leads to lower project costs and fewer RFIs.
Standard connection schedules add RFIs and costs to the project. With SDS2 you can go beyond schedules to real-world steel intelligence that satisfies fabricators and erectors and use a 3D model as your collaborative database. SDS2 Cloud even lets you see design changes from collaborators, handle RFIs, and approve changes live in the model.
"Every release of SDS2 gets better. With tools that are being added, it increases speed each time. We are a small business, but on big jobs it helps a lot."
Interstate Steel Corporation
With SDS2 we are able to better integrate directly with the detailers, which has streamlined the workflow and helped improve the overall speed of delivery.
Anonymous Survey Participant
The snapping feature was a great tool to add. It will be very easy to move the material without clashing to another one.
Load Planning is now fully incorporated in Crystal Steel. Besides being used in the shop for faster truck loading, we are also using it for Estimodeling and Production planning purposes. The improvements made are all useful. Thank you for finding ways to make truck loading easier.
SDS2 Load Planning has been very helpful in planning and sequencing loads. The biggest help has been the bundling of angles iron parts. I am hoping to get our forklift operator trained on it so he can start building the loads virtually.
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