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SDS/2 2016 Seminars Starting Soon

SDS/2 2016 Seminars Starting Soon

Design Data is hosting live seminars around the country to introduce users to SDS/2 2016. The past 15 years, Design Data has held new release seminars to give users productive insights into new and improved features. Due to the wide-ranging depth of SDS/2, some users may not be using the software to its full potential. Users will see new features and new ways to increase productivity with SDS/2 at the seminars. We understand that for many of our customers, attending a full week of Basic Training every time we roll out a new version of SDS/2 just isn’t feasible. For this reason, we’re providing you with seminars across the country for users to get up to speed on the new enhancements. The seminars start in May and run until June, and a total of eight sessions will be held across the country. Seminars will held in: Billings, Montana – May 13 Hartford, Connecticut – May 24 Detroit, Michigan – May 26 Dallas, Texas – June 6 Columbia, South Carolina – June 8 Tampa, Florida – June 10 Las Vegas, Nevada – June 13 St. Louis, Missouri – June 20 The seminars are open to anyone who wants to learn more about the software. It costs $25 per person for the first five attendees for each company. There is no charge for additional attendees. The seminars begin at 9 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. Details about the date and location of the seminars are available on the SDS/2 website. Register online: https://sds2.com/training/seminars

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Industry News Roundup: March 25, 2016

Industry News Roundup: March 25, 2016

This week’s news resources: Want to brush up on your BIM skills and knowledge? Check out these 15 terms that every BIM user needs to know from Engineering.com. http://www.engineering.com/BIM/ArticleID/11707/15-Terms-Every-BIM-User-Needs-to-Know.aspx The first roof truss at the new Detroit Events Center was installed last week. At nearly 125 tons, the truss is the first of three pieces that make up a single roof span. See it and more on Modern’s Steel’s website. http://msc.aisc.org/modernsteel/news/2016/march/steel-shots-first-roof-truss-installed-for-detroit-arena/#.VvFyoRIrKi5 NASCC is fast approaching! Students and educators will have some unique educational opportunities at this year's conference. Learn more about these sessions at Modern Steel. http://msc.aisc.org/modernsteel/news/2016/march/student-and-educator-opportunities-at-nascc/#.VvKmAxIrJBx 2015 was a good year for #construction employment with most metro areas seeing an increase in numbers. See the full report at Modern Steel. http://msc.aisc.org/modernsteel/news/2016/march/construction-employment-increases-in-most-metro-areas-over-past-year/#.VvWtthIrJBz In case you missed this week’s blog: The Design Data team will be at the 2016 NASCC: The Steel Conference in Orlando, Florida next month! This year we'll be presenting two sessions at the conference. Head to our blog to learn more. http://sds2.com/article/Industry-News-March-24

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Design Data to Present at Upcoming NASCC Conference

Design Data to Present at Upcoming NASCC Conference

Design Data will be presenting two sessions at the upcoming NASCC: The Steel Conference, which will be held at the Gaylord Palms Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, April 13-15. We’d love to see our customers and In addition to presenting, Design data will yet again sponsor the hotel key cards for the conference. The sessions that we’ll be presenting are as follows: Eliminate Drawing Cleanup — Experience SDS/2 Detailing Consider how much time you would save on every project if you could eliminate drawing cleanup. With SDS/2's detailing templates, we are taking drawing automation to a whole new level, reducing and, in some cases, completely eliminating clean-up time for shop drawings. At this session, you'll learn how this new groundbreaking technology works; our experts will also work with your drawing standards and show you what it will take to eliminate drawing cleanup. April 14, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m., Captiva Room. Leveraging the 3D Model for Steel Erection — Experience SDS/2 Erector Good steel erectors can eyeball a piece of steel and instinctively know whether it’ll meet crane capacity. But to be AISC certified, you’ve got to provide documentation, which takes time to compile. SDS/2 Erector enables erectors to fast-track the documentation by utilizing the fabricator’s model to create lift plans and calculations, as well as manage and track steel on site. In this session, you'll learn more about how steel erectors are profiting from this technology. April 14, 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m., Captiva Room.

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Industry News Roundup: March 18, 2016

Industry News Roundup: March 18, 2016

This week’s news resources: Navy Pier is getting a new, taller Ferris wheel, and it will run year-round with temperature-controlled gondolas. Read on at Modern Steel to learn how the new wheel will be bigger and safer than the old one. http://msc.aisc.org/modernsteel/news/2016/march/steel-shots-navy-piers-new-wheel/#.VuxesRIrJBx More than 70 structural steel facilities were honored with AISC Safety Awards for their outstanding safety records in 2015. Learn more at Modern Steel. http://msc.aisc.org/modernsteel/news/2016/march/aisc-names-2015-safety-award-winners/#.VuxfUxIrJBx Google's hoping for a LEED Platinum Certification for its upcoming Mountain View campus. See some of the latest details and renderings of the project at Building Design & Construction. http://www.bdcnetwork.com/google-releases-new-plans-and-renderings-its-mountain-view-campus This carbon plant was reactivated thanks to hot-dip galvanizing. Learn how the process provided long-term protection and helped to revitalize the facility at New Steel Construction. http://www.newsteelconstruction.com/wp/galvanizing-helps-revitalize-carbon-plant-2/ In case you missed this week’s blog: New Tech Tip: SDS/2 2015 Bill of Material. Take a look at some of the added flexibility of the bill of material layout and appearance in SDS/2 2015. http://sds2.com/article/Tech-Tips-Mar-16

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Tech Tip: SDS/2 2015 Bill of Material

Tech Tip: SDS/2 2015 Bill of Material

SDS/2 2015 offers much more flexibility for the layout and appearance of the bill of material (BOM) than in previous versions of SDS/2. You can now use different BOM layouts on each drawing, as well as add a BOM to any drawing type (in previous versions, a BOM could only be added to Sheet Outlines). You can also move a BOM as one entity by clicking and dragging, or by selecting and using the Move/Stretch command. Set the default appearance of a BOM when placed on a drawing in Job or Fabricator Options > Drawing Cosmetics under the Bill of Material tab. Options, as shown in Figure 1, include Rotation, Inside pen color, Outside pen color, Maximum spacing between items, Minimum number of rows, and Maximum number of rows. Once you have placed a BOM on a drawing, the default appearance can be changed by double-clicking it. As shown in figure 2, the same options as seen in Drawing Cosmetics are available under the Appearance tab. Changing the appearance of the BOM here will only affect it on this drawing.

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Industry News Roundup: March 11, 2016

Industry News Roundup: March 11, 2016

This week’s news resources: Check out the March issue of Modern Steel for a look at what's coming at the 2016 NASCC in Orlando. Read the issue for previews of some of the events best sessions. https://t.co/s5F4Z6Ym2S This week was Women in Construction Week. The week celebrates the achievements of the women in the construction industry and seeks to raise awareness about the opportunities for women and their growing role in construction. Learn more from Modern Steel. http://msc.aisc.org/modernsteel/news/2016/march/women-in-construction-week-highlights-womens-role-in-the-industry/#.Vt7xy5MrJBw The new World Trade Center Transportation Hub in New York City opened last week. See how the building’s unique steel structure symbolizes rebirth in this article by Building Design and Construction. http://www.bdcnetwork.com/calatravas-world-trade-center-transportation-hub-now-open We're presenting a webinar with StruMIS in one week. Join us for this FREE presentation about the interoperability between StruMIS and SDS/2. Sign up here. http://sds2.com/events

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