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Subcontracting the Right Steel Detailer: 6 Questions all Fabricators Should Ask Before They Hire

So you’ve decided to subcontract a detailer for your next structural steel project. The company you choose to hire—and the tools they use for the job—can have a major impact on the overall profitability of the project. The accuracy and reliability of the detailer’s work affects everything from your production timelines to efficiencies in cost, material, and labor. 

In this post, we’ll outline the most important questions you need to answer before you sign your contract. 

 

Buy Yourself More Time with Automated Connection Design

SDS/2 is the most intelligent and automated—in short, the best—steel connection design software on the market today. 

But what makes our software intelligent? How does our automation work? And, most importantly, what does that mean for you? Because that’s what really matters here—your user experience, your results, and your decision. 

 

Building the Students of Today into the Structural Steel Leaders of Tomorrow: Free Educational Licenses for SDS/2
With SDS/2 for Education, students, educators, and qualified educational institutions can secure free licenses for our 3D steel detailing software, which leads the world in automated intelligence and steel connection design. 
SDS/2 Estimodeling Featured as Modern Steel Construction 2020 Hot Product

You may know how powerful SDS/2’s intelligent connection design is for steel detailers, but SDS/2 Detailing isn’t the only software solution we have on the market that’s paving the way for automation, accuracy, and efficiency in the industry.  

How Steel Detailing Software Solves 10 Common Field Issues
Many factors affect a steel connection in the real world that may be hard to visualize on paper or even in a 3D model. This is especially true with erection, where external factors come into play such as clearance for tools or beam placement.  SDS/2’s automated connection design is built with the end goal in mind—a completed project. It is the only steel detailing software with erectability intelligence, considering the complete node in its connection design calculations and reducing the potential for human error when it comes to identifying job site complications.
Techflow Engineers: Meeting Fabricators' Expectations

"Everything was accurately detailed using SDS/2 software, allowing the team to meet the Fabricator’s expectations and the owner’s aggressive timeline."

Project by Techflow Engineers: Redstone Gateway is a 470-acre multiuse office park development in Huntsville, Alabama. Techflow created around 1,470 shop drawings and over 160 quality erection drawings for this project. Techflow was awarded ‘building 100’ for steel detailing.