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Basic Training

To help you get started in SDS/2, Design Data offers free training at its Lincoln, Nebraska, headquarters. This page has all the information you'll need when traveling to Lincoln for training. Basic Training covers project setup, member input, connection design, material input and more. To see what all is covered in Basic Training, click here.

Upcoming Basic Training Dates
January 9-13, 2017
February 13-17, 2017
March 6-10, 2017
April 3-7, 2017
May 22-26, 2017
June 5-9, 2017
July 10-14, 2017
August 7-11, 2017
September 11-15, 2017
October 9-13, 2017
November 6-10, 2017
December 4-8, 2017

Continuing Education

Those attending Continuing Education courses must have worked on the system at least eight months and have a good understanding of how SDS/2 functions. These courses will be taught in SDS/2 2016; therefore, an understanding of 2016 operations is necessary.

Continuing Education covers Parametrics and Custom Properties, Report Writer and Advanced Selection, Building Information Modeling (BIM), and Revision Control. To find out more about Continuing Education, click here.

Continuing Education Dates
Continuing Education courses are taught on an as-requested basis.

To sign up for Basic Training or Continuing Education, please contact Design Data at 402.441.4000, or email Kay Ashley or Kealey Snyder.

Online Training

Design Data offers an online basic training course so you can attend from the comfort of your own office, with less downtime and no travel expenses. This basic training course covers project setup, member input, connection design, material input and more. The course will consist of live training and Q&A sessions with a certified SDS/2 instructor, video training, and application exercises for a hands-on experience. It will take an estimated 30 hours to complete the course, depending on skill level and learning ability.

To participate in the online basic training course, you must have SDS/2 2016 installed and functional, an internet connection, and either a telephone or microphone and speakers to communicate with the instructor.

Materials Required
Design Data will provide attendees with the required drawings and literature to participate in the online training course.

The cost for the four-day online basic training course is $500 per person. Upon completion of the course, attendees will receive a certificate of completion, as well as a promotional code to attend the 2016 SDS/2 Users Group at no cost.

To learn more or to register for SDS/2 Online Basic Training, click here.

Basic Training Video Tutorials

Design Data has also created a series of basic training videos to provide you with needed information on learning to use SDS/2. Video topics range from creating a new project and modeling tools and navigation to creating assemblies and plotting and PDF creation.

You can access the Getting Started video series here.

YouTube Channel

Design Data's YouTube channel includes technical training videos, sales overview videos and webinar videos. It serves as a great resource for learning more about what SDS/2 can do, and how you can do it.

You can access our YouTube channel here.

Previous Webinars

Access the Webinar Archive

New/2 2016: Table Upgrades

SDS/2 2016 has made enhancements to tables in Drawing Editor that will populate them using Report Writer reports or .csv files. In this webinar, you will learn how to use tables along with packaged reports to populate table information, as well as how to create your own Report Writer report to populate tables. Download the video

New/2 2016: Drawing Editor Upgrades, Transmittal Tool and Output Configuration Per Job

SDS/2 2016 includes upgrades to Drawing Editor, including angle dimensions and hatching. The Transmittal Tool and output configurations per job will save time exporting your delivarable items. In this webinar, you will learn how to add the new items in Drawing Editor, and how to export using the Transmittal Tool and output configurations per job. Download the video