We manage all stages of the detailing process, from the pre-design phase of a project through construction and delivery. The primary detailing software platform is SDS/2 by Design Data.
SDS/2 is the only product with the built-in intelligence to automatically design connections using a 3D model with a multitude of options for beams, columns, bracing and joists. Connections are designed based on parameters that are defined for each job. Designate material, edge distance, cope criteria and other connection specifications, and SDS/2 will automatically generate connections that meet your requirements.
All the miscellaneous members of steel can be modeled — ladders, handrails, stairs, roof frames, bins, checkered plates, etc. — with SDS/2’s parametric modeling feature. You’ll save time by creating a 3D model with every piece of material, bolt and hole in the right place.
When the model is complete, SDS/2’s automatic detailing feature creates a comprehensive set of 2D drawings, that fit industry standards for any company. Additionally the system’s automated detailing routines produce drawings that require few modifications.
SDS/2 also automatically creates all of the major member details, sub-material details and erection views, these 2D drawings are taken from the model, the erection crew always gets an accurate fit in the field.
If your project utilizes a BIM format to be exported to architects, engineers, general contractors or fabricators SDS/2 is the way to go. Modelink formats supported are Bechtel WALKTHRU format (ASCII), VRML, DXF, SDNF, U3D, CIS2, IFCx2.