sds2 Tech Treks

Join us in a city near you to bring your SDS2 skills up to speed.

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1-day seminar

Don't let your productivity lag behind due to outdated detailing software. Upgrade your skills and stay ahead of the curve with Tech Trek, the day-long seminar that equips you with the need-to-know skills for working with the latest SDS2 release.

Our comprehensive session covers topics from upgrading to newer versions to mastering new features. With Tech Trek, you’ll be able to navigate the latest software with ease and confidence. Sign up today and take the next step towards becoming an SDS2 pro! 


$175 / person


We know it can seem intimidating or disruptive to upgrade to the latest version of SDS2—that's why we're coming to you! SDS2 Tech Treks offer an immersive, one-day seminar designed to help you navigate recent changes to SDS2 and take advantage of all the latest features, from the user interface to new modeling tools, specialized integrations, and more. 

Your peers in the industry are already taking advantage of the latest time-saving tools, equipment and software integrations, and other upgrades. It's time for you to get up to speed! 

  • Discover new features and key updates from the most recent releases
  • Improve your productivity with new modeling and detailing tools
  • Enhance your workflows with add-ons from the SDS2 Toolbox
  • Get tips and tricks to get the most out of all the latest updates

Dates & Locations


What's Included

Each day-long event features a series of seminars covering new features from SDS2 2021 up to SDS2 2024, led by SDS2 technical consultants. There will be a coffee break in the morning and a break for lunch. Attendees will be responsible for procuring their own lunch and other refreshments. 


Receive a full refund - minus the processing fee - if you cancel your registration 30 days before the date of the event. 


*NOTE: This is not a hands-on workshop. Our dynamic lectures are designed to help you learn more in less time, without wasting valuable time troubleshooting tech issues or waiting for other attendees to catch up.


If you have any questions about the event, please email


Getting started

  • How to start a new project in SDS2 2024 
  • Avoid common pitfalls like copying from an old version


Customizing your workspace

  • Quick introduction to the new interface
  • Set up the shortcut menu, shortcut keys, and toolbars how you like them


Best practices

  • How to approach a project and check the model
  • Explore the pour stop tool and other tools and components
  • Understand user vs system piecemarks and where to change them
  • Navigate selection lists
  • Utilize assemblies and the assembly editor
  • Model faster and smarter with the new material fit operations


Import and export

  • How to import different types of models and drawings
  • Project transfer and backups
  • Using the new task scheduler


Custom properties

  • Utilizing modular custom properties
  • See related new tools like the erection order plugin


Model troubleshooting

  • How to identify common problems in your model
  • Techniques for avoiding and fixing common pitfalls


Top SDS2 Toolbox items

  • Get up-to-date with the latest MRP integrations
  • Streamline fabrication with dedicated exports to automated equipment providers
  • See other useful tools to speed up your workflows


Additional topics

  • Time permitting, instructors may cover additional topics according to audience preferences or questions

jordan vasquez

Technical Consultant

Jordan is a technical consultant for SDS2 by ALLPLAN. Before joining the company, he worked as a detailer, gaining real-world knowledge of SDS2 while earning his associate’s degree in computer science. Outside of work, he can be found spending time with his dog, friends, and family. He enjoys playing and watching all sports as well as hiking in the mountains of Wyoming, watching movies, and trying out new skills. 


JOSH Hawley

senior Technical Consultant

Josh has been in the steel industry for 16 years. During that time he has been a steel detailer, checker, project manager, trainer and a drafting instructor at a local community college. As the Solutions Consultant at SDS2, Josh is responsible for sales, customer satisfaction, and overall product awareness.


matt bell 

senior Technical Consultant

Matt is a senior technical consultant for SDS2 by ALLPLAN with over 30 years of experience in the steel fabrication industry. Before joining SDS2, he worked as a chief draftsman at an AISC-certified design-build fabricator and has experience in all aspects of steel construction, from detailing structural and miscellaneous steel to project management, estimating, fabrication, and erection.