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New/2 2015: Fab In Job and Member Edit Redesign
November 4, 2014; 10:30-11:30 a.m. CST

SDS/2 2015 now stores fabs inside of jobs and has a redesigned member edit window that stores more information while keeping it easy to navigate.

In this webinar, you will see where fabs are now stored as well as how this affects the creation of fabs and day-to-day operations. How to use the redesigned member edit window efficiently will also be covered.

New/2 2015: Custom Components
November 18, 2014; 10:30-11:30 a.m. CST

SDS/2 2015 has expanded its API capabilities to include Custom Components, taking parametrics to the next level. Custom Components can automatically update when associated members change and can be edited after initial input.

In this webinar, you will learn how to use the Custom Components included with SDS/2 2015, such as Beam Stiffeners, Outriggers and more.

New/2 2015: Connections and User Defined Connections
December 9, 2014; 10:30-11:30 a.m. CST

SDS/2 2015 has made significant improvements to connections, including the ability to edit connections outside of the member edit window and designing connections around user values.

In this webinar, you will learn how to edit and modify connections as well as understand how User Defined Connections work differently in SDS/2 2015 than in previous versions.

New/2 2015: Finite Construction Lines, Finite Grids and Curved/Circular Grids
December 16, 2014; 10:30-11:30 a.m. CST

SDS/2 2015 has made improvements to construction line and grid lines, including the ability to open and edit grid lines.

In this webinar, you will learn how to add finite construction lines and grid lines as well as how to add curved and circular grid lines.

New/2 2015: Material Copy and Assembly Editor
January 6, 2015; 10:30-11:30 a.m. CST

SDS/2 2015 gives users more options when copying material and an Assembly Editor to modify existing assemblies without affecting a live model.

In this webinar, you will learn how to use all the new functionality of Material Copy as well as how to modify existing assemblies and create new assemblies using the Assembly Editor.

New/2 2015: Evu Member Labels and BOM Enhancements
January 20, 2015; 10:30-11:30 a.m. CST

SDS/2 2015 expanded the capabilities of Custom Properties so they can be added to Erection Views and Bill Of Material (BOM) layout.

In this webinar, you will learn how to set up Custom Properties to be added to Erection Views as well as all the enhancements made to the BOM, including using multiple layouts, rotating the BOM, expanding the BOM and more.

New/2 2015: Access Control and Event Logging
February 3, 2015; 10:30-11:30 a.m. CST

SDS/2 2015 has expanded event logging to include more information than previous versions. Access Control has been added to limit the SDS/2 stations and functions each user has access to.

In this webinar, you will learn how to set up Event Logging and use the Log Viewer, as well as how to set up and utilize Access Control.

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.

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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.

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Industry Events

Autodesk University
December 2-4, 2014 - Las Vegas, Nevada

Autodesk University 2014 brings together creative pioneers across the spectrum of industries and professions to discuss the principles, practices, and products that are transforming design in today's world.

POWER-GEN
December 7-11, 2014 - Orlando, Florida

Since its inception in 1988, POWER-GEN International has providing a world stage for the innovations, ideas and solutions that have formed the power generation industry for more than two decades.

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 2014 SDS/2 Users Group Conference will be held at The Embassy Suites in downtown Lincoln, Nebraska, October 15-17.