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Online Basic Training

SDS2 Training

Online Basic Training

Build your SDS2 skills at your own pace, with less downtime and no travel expenses when you take advantage of our online training options for SDS2 Detailing.

About The Course 

The SDS2 online basic training course covers all the skills, tools, and workflows involved in model-based detailing with SDS2. You will learn basic modeling concepts, connection setup and automation and more. View the full syllabus below, with links to each lesson. 


Requires license for SDS2 2022 Detailing or SDS2 2022 Detailing for Education.  

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Earn Your Certification

After completing all lessons in this course, you will receive your SDS2 certificate to add to your website and LinkedIn profile. 


For those new to the structural steel industry or steel detailing.

Learn what to expect in the course and see a high-level overview of SDS2.

Explore Job and Fabricator project settings and learn how to navigate them.

Get familiar with the modeling interface and set up your modeling space.

Get started in the Base/Cap Plate Schedule and start adding anchor rods and columns.

Learn the basics of 2D detailing and get familiar with erection views, sheet outlines, and more.

Learn how to navigate your model, add floor beams, and turn members to solid.

Add roof beams, joists, and horizontal and vertical braces. Understand your display options.

Learn how to model a mezzanine, hip roof, and rolled canopies. Create grouped member.

Model stairs and handrails and explore other modeling tools. View sequences and failed connections.

Explore SDS2's powerful connection design automation. Fix failed connections and create design calculations.

Add materials, components, and parametrics inside of the model. Explore cuts and fits and add bolts, holes, and welds.

Review how to detail erection views and get into erection view clean-up.

Begin detailing members and get familiar with drawing editor tools.

Work on detailing submaterial details, group members, and sub members. Explore detail views, drafting tools, and the bill of material editor.

Learn how to create sheet outlines and load erection, detail, and gather sheets.

Explore advanced detailing tools and learn how to manage cover revisions, model changes, and exporting drawings and project. 

After finishing all lessons, you can take the final exam to earn your certification. You must pass with an 80% to become certified.