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New/2 2015: Detailing Templates
February 17, 2015; 10:30-11:30 a.m. CST

SDS/2 2015 provides tools to customize the annotations added to member, group member, and submaterial details through the use of Detailing Templates.

In this webinar, you will learn how to use the Detailing Templates provided by Design Data as well as how to make simple modifications to suit fabricator requirements and minimize the time required cleaning up details.

New/2 2015: Reference Models
March 3, 2015; 10:30-11:30 a.m. CST

SDS/2 2015 can import models from DWG and DGN files. Reference Model tools give users the ability to link and update reference models from 3D DWG, DGN, DWF and IFC files.

In this webinar, you will learn how to use the Reference Model tools to import and update from 3D model files.

Seminars

SDS/2 SEMINARS

There are currently no seminars scheduled. Check back soon for dates and locations for SDS/2 2014 seminars.

Basic Training

To sign up for training, please contact Design Data at 402.441.4000, or email Lacey Niemeyer or Kealey Snyder.

Prerequisite
We require that you go through the “SDS/2 Detailing Basics & Step-By-Step Instructions” manual, “Assorted Tools for Working in SDS/2” manual, and “SDS/2 Connection Guide” before attending the course.

Materials Required
Design Data will supply each attendee with design drawings, course outlines, and other training information, all of which will be yours to keep. You will not need to bring anything else. At the end of the week you will also receive a CD-ROM containing your job and fabricator setup, 3D model, and details you will have created over the course of the week. The CD will be a great resource for continued learning.

2015 Basic Training Dates
January 19-23
February 23-27
March 16-20
April 13-17
May 4-8
June 8-12
July 13-17
August 17-21
September 28-October 2
October 19-23
November 16-20
December 7-11

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Continuing Education

To sign up for training, please contact Design Data at 402.441.4000, or email Lacey Niemeyer or Kealey Snyder.

Prerequisite
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 v7.3; therefore, an understanding of v7.3 operations is necessary.

2015 Continuing Education Dates
January 12-16
March 9-13
June 15-19
August 24-28
October 12-16
December 14-18

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Industry Events

NASCC: The Steel Conference
March 25-27, 2015 - Nashville, Tennessee

NASCC: The Steel Conference offers more than 100 technical sessions and is the premier educational event for structural engineers, fabricators, erectors and detailers.

Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA) National Convention
April 23-25, 2015 - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

The 43rd annual SEAA National Convention and Tradeshow includes high-quality educational sessions and the chance to network with steel erectors, fabricators, detailers, engineers and more.

Coal Prep
April 28-29, 2015 - Lexington, Kentucky

Coal Prep is the only annual trade show and conference in the U.S. dedicated to coal preparation and processing. Industry professionals come from all over the world to share the latest ideas and most effective techniques on coal preparation and processing plant technologies.

BIMForum
April 29-30, 2015 - San Diego, California

The Spring BIMForum, focused on the theme of transforming deliverables, will include presentations on how to better harnass the information created with BIM tools and whether tranditional formats still work.

HxGN Hexagon Global Network (HxGN) LIVE
June 2-5, 2014 - Las Vegas, Nevada

Hexagon's annual international user's conference is dedicated to helping its users discover new and innovative ways to work smarter. The conference includes exclusive technology previews, a showcase of best practices, and unlimited networking.

SDS/2 Users Group Conference
September 16-18, 2015 - Lincoln, Nebraska

This three-day event is primarily a learning opportunity. Activities include training on very specific topics determined by the Users Group, the unveiling of new enhancements, award presentations and other events. Both Design Data employees and SDS/2 customers present innovative SDS/2 techniques, encouraging users to employ the power of SDS/2 to its fullest.

BIMForum
October 6-8, 2015 - Nashville, Tennessee

More information on this conference will be available closer to the show date.

Autodesk METALCON
October 14-16, 2015 - Tampa, Florida

Metal design and construction professionals find innovations, sustainable, eco-friendly, energy efficient, solar, retrofit, green technology products and education at METALCON International, the largest international event dedicated uniquely to metal in construction.

Design-Build Conference and Expo
November 2-4, 2015 - Denver, Colorado

Each year DBIA structures Design-Build Conference and Expo programs to educate and excite owners and to harness owner enthusiasm for providing high quality, cost-effective and timely design and construction services.

FABTECH
November 9-12, 2015 - Chicago, Illinois

North America's largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event.

SDS/2 Users Group Conference

The SDS/2 Users Group hosts an annual conference; the 2014 conference will be in Lincoln, Nebraska. This three-day event is primarily a learning opportunity. Activities include training on very specific topics determined by the Users Group, the unveiling of new enhancements, award presentations and other events. Both Design Data employees and SDS/2 customers present innovative SDS/2 techniques, encouraging users to employ the power of SDS/2 to its fullest. This conference also provides an opportunity for users to offer their input on new developments in SDS/2.

The 2015 SDS/2 Users Group Conference will be held at The Embassy Suites in downtown Lincoln, Nebraska, September 16-18.