While SDS/2 has long provided the necessary tools to model required materials, recent enhancements — such as the ability to rotate and cut multiple materials at once and new capabilities via parametrics — have made the process even more efficient. In this webinar, you will learn about the new enhancements to material operations as well as tips for commonly asked questions. In addition, you will learn about already available parametrics that take advantage of the newest material operations to make modeling as efficient as possible.
The Project Transfer and Status Transfer features added in SDS/2 version 7.3 allow users to easily transfer models and their related information as well as Status and Custom Property updates of models. Status Transfer can also be used to export Bill of Material information to programs such as FabSuite and StruM.I.S, and import Status or Custom Property updates. In this webinar, you will learn how to use Project Transfer to both pack and unpack a model along with other items that may be included. You will also learn how to use Status Transfer to export and import necessary Bill of Material, Status, and Custom Property information.
BIM joists have greatly evolved since they were first introduced into SDS/2, with improvements ranging from connections and connection setup to preconfigured panel joists. In this webinar, you will learn about the improvements made to connections, how to set up connections and what advantages the preconfigured panel joists provide. In addition, you will see a demonstration and explanation on how to import BIM joists from Vulcraft.
Advanced Selection is a very powerful tool for locating items that meet almost any criteria in the model, such as member type, section size, connection types, bolt size, etc. While it can be difficult to create your own Advanced Selection from scratch, SDS/2 provides Advanced Selection files that can be run by users without having to create any. In this webinar, users will learn where to find the provided Advanced Selection files, how Advanced Selection can be combined with other commands such as Report Writer, and how to get started creating your own Advanced Selection.
While SDS/2 typically provides all the necessary views for member and submaterial details, there are times when users must add or modify what is automatically provided. Using Member and Material Isolate, users can add and modify views to suit what is required on the final details. Section views can also be created in Drawing Editor from the member and submaterial details as well as erection views. In this webinar, you will learn how to utilize Member and Material Isolate as well as how to create section views in Drawing Editor.
While SDS/2 provides all the tools necessary to model entire structures, including all miscellaneous steel, parametrics can make achieving the required results in everyday modeling much easier. Although SDS/2 gives users the flexibility to create their own parametrics, there are many installed with SDS/2 that can assist in modeling miscellaneous steel, laying out points, finding or selecting items, and more. In this webinar, you will learn where to find the installed parametrics as well as how to implement some of the parametrics that might be used in everyday modeling in SDS/2.
With SDS/2 version 7.316, Design Data has distributed several custom members and plug-ins courtesy of Bruce Vaughan at BV Detailing & Design, Inc. The distributed custom members include an embed plate, embed angle, sag rod, plus others. Distributed plug-ins include tools to add plate washers at anchor bolt holes and a Shape Information tool, which will quickly report the properties of rolled materials. In this webinar, users will be introduced to the basic usage of the distributed custom members and plug-ins.
With the wide variety of CNC machinery available, SDS/2 must try to provide options to accommodate different interpretations of the DSTV standard, the most common file type used today. In this webinar, you will learn about the newest enhancements to DSTV such as hole matching marks, as well as understand how the layout for DSTV options has changed in version 7.3. This webinar will also briefly explain the benefits of using an XML file type for CNC information.
Although you may have never needed to restore data from a backup in the past, not having one when needed can be a big setback. While there are many options available to create a backup of data, not all solutions are ideal for SDS/2. In this webinar, you will learn from Design Data staff on their experiences with different backup solutions, how some work with SDS/2, plus other tips for backing up data.
SDS/2 version 7.3 has made improvements to the Anchor Rod custom member, which makes adding it to the model much easier. A Caged Ladder custom member is also now available, which includes several options, such as the cage, connections and rungs. In this webinar, you will learn about the improvements to the Anchor Rod as well as the basics of adding a Caged Ladder.
Drawing Editor in version 7.3 has many changes that will help increase productivity, including Material Callout tools and enhancements to symbols. In this webinar, you will learn about the many improvements and enhancements to Drawing Editor.
Model selection or any dialog window selection can now be saved to Selection Lists. These selection lists can be loaded quickly in the future when the same selection is required, saving users time by avoiding having to make the same selection. In this webinar, you will learn how to save, load, and edit selection lists as well as how the lists function and save users time.
With the demand for galvanizing on the rise, SDS/2 v7.3 has incorporated functionality to help suit galvanizing requirements. Setup now includes Galvanizing Options as well as additional options in the Plate Definition Schedule. In this webinar, you'll learn about the functionality of the new setup options and how to check galvanizing requirements with the Galvanizing Check Tool.
SDS/2 v7.3 has added many new features to help users locate points more efficiently. Some of the features include Polar Point, Ortho, and Annotations. In this webinar, you will learn all the new point locate features and how each functions, as well as the ins and outs of the User Coordinate System (UCS), which allows users to rotate or align the X, Y and Z axes to a view or member.