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Providing the most sophisticated and complete software solutions for the steel industry requires a great deal of insight. To achieve that level of understanding. Design Data has established close working relationships with various organizations in the steel industry. This alliance with leading and progressive companies that have long-standing traditions of excellence is beneficial in many ways. The open dialogue and ongoing exchange of ideas with these partners has proved to be a key component as Design Data develops advanced technology to meet the challenging demands of our customers around the world.

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AceCad Software

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Software Companies


Autodesk™ Revit™ Structure software integrates a multimaterial physical model with an independently editable analytical model for efficient analysis, design, and documentation.


Bluebeam® Revu® combines powerful 2D and 3D PDF creation and markup technology with an integrated cloud-based collaboration solution, Bluebeam Studio™. Revu digitizes workflows such as drawing reviews, detailing and estimating to speed up production schedules.


As industry partners with Autodesk®, CSC and Design Data have combined their expertise to deliver the first seamless BIM process for the entire design of steel structures. This process links CSC’s Fastrak, Autodesk’s Revit® Structure and Design Data’s SDS/2 Connect software.

Integration between Fastrak, SDS/2 Connect and Revit Structure is a powerful solution for the steel industry. Bridging the information gap between design and fabrication shortens timelines, enhances project communication and ultimately reduces project costs.


CSI is recognized worldwide as an innovative leader in the development of software tools for the analysis and design of civil structures. CSI products are licensed to thousands of structural engineering firms throughout the USA and in more than 100 other countries.


FabSuite is a collection of Steel Fabrication Management Software programs that can help expedite and improve speed and efficiency with regards to every day challenges steel fabricators face.


FabTrol Systems provides integrated steel fabrication management software for estimating, drawing management, material management, production and shipping management. FabTrol solutions are designed to grow with fabricators’ changing needs and to integrate readily with hardware and software supply chain providers in the steel fabrication sector.


Intergraph Process, Power & Marine (PP&M) is the world's leading provider of enterprise engineering software for the design, construction and operation of plants, ships and offshore facilities.


Nemetschek's Scia Steel Manager is the first model-based fabrication system for the steel industry. It links engineering and detailing with project management, material resource planning and production management into one integrated workflow, eliminating the inefficiencies that come with having to manage projects across the various software used in the steel delivery process.

P2 Programs

P2 Programs' Steel Tracking System gives the ability to uniquely identify each piece of steel with a bar code serial number; this data is then transmitted to customers for shipping and receiving purposes.

P.E.P. Technology

P.E.P. Technology is a totally unique ERP / MRP / CAD / CAM software product written for Job Shops, Manufacturers, Service Centers and Fab Shops with Laser, Punch, Plasma, Gas, Waterjet, Plasma Punch Combination cutting machine and Press brakes.

Radley Corporation

Radley Corporation's WorkForce Productivity Suite for the steel industry is a mobile computing and data collection system that provides a complete work force optimization solution by streamlining data entry and daily operations.


RISA-3D Structural Engineering Software is a tool for the analysis and optimization of all types of structures and all common structural materials, including steel, concrete and wood.


Romac Computer Services has been supplying software solutions to the steel industry since 1982. Available applications include Estimating, Production Control, Inventory Control, Purchasing, Nesting and Drawing Log management.

Shop Data Systems

Shop Data Systems' Parts II Plus combines a powerful built-in drawing tool and flexible automatic and interactive tooling, with advanced shape nesting to give you all of the tools you need to process accurate parts and minimize material usage and part processing time.


SidePlate® is the only all fillet-welded moment connection that strengthens the beam-to-column interaction. This allows the lateral members to be considerably lighter, proving to be economical on virtually any project.


StruCIM® with CSR® – is powerful 3D simulation software that allows fabricators to quickly simulate and evaluate alternative methods for automating the fabrication of structural steel.


StruM.I.S is an all encompassing steel fabrication management information system that harnesses the information flow and work processes through the steelwork contract between departments, suppliers and clients; from estimate tendering, through procurement and production and into construction.


American Galvanizers Association (AGA)

The AGA educates in the specification and use of hot-dip galvanizing, publishes technical literature, provides technical support, offers specification and design assistance, and presents seminars.

American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)

The AISC’s mission is to make structural steel the material of choice by being the leader in structural-steel-related technical and market-building activities, including: specification and code development, research, education, technical assistance, quality certification, standardization, and market development.


The CIMSteel Integration Standards (CIS/2) is the product model and electronic data exchange file format for structural steel project information. CIS/2 is intended to create a seamless and integrated flow of information among all parties of the steel supply chain involved in the construction of steel framed structures.

Machine Manufacturers

Burlington Automation – Python X

The revolutionary technology of Burlington Automation's PythonX Structural Fabrication System brings automated 3D fabrication to processing beams, channels, HSS, angle, plate and bar. Copes, bolt holes, slots, cut to length, bevelling, notching, layout marks and piece marks can all be done on one machine in one pass.

Controlled Automation

The Controlled Automation specializes in manufacturing automated structural steel drilling, punching, and shape cutting machinery. Controlled Automation has developed software for controlling steel fabrication machinery for over 20 years.


Ficep is exclusively engaged in the engineering and manufacturing of machine tools for the steel fabrication industry. Ficep's product line includes structural steel drilling lines, CNC plate, angle, flat, and channel fabrication systems, a coping system, and modular material handling systems.


Peddinghaus Corporation is the acknowledged global leader providing innovative machine tool technology for structural steel and plate fabrication. Peddinghaus has served the steel construction, heavy plate fabrication, and related metal working industries for 105 years.

Vernon Tool

Vernon Tool's Master Tube Cutting machine is ideal for ornamental ironworks, pedestrian handrails, machinery and vehicle safety guards, structural space frames, and more.


Voortman designs and manufactures CNC-controlled equipment and systems for the structural steel fabricator. The machines are manufactured tailor-made and can be equipped with many options to suit the individual needs of each customer.