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- SDS/2 v2016 Now Available as a General Release
- Design Data Acquired by Nemetschek Group
- Register for the 2016 SDS/2 Users Group Conference
- New/2 2016 Webinars Scheduled for July
- New/2 2016 Webinars Scheduled for June
- Zalk Josephs Fabricators Project Featured in Informed Infrastructure
- Industry News Roundup: May 6, 2016
- Try SDS/2 Hands On at the Experience SDS/2 Roadshows
- Industry News Roundup: April 29, 2016
SDS/2 v2016 Now Available as a General Release
Design Data has now issued a general release of SDS/2 v2016. The release is available to all customers whose accounts are in good standing and have a signed license agreement on file.
Among the highlights of the v2016 release are:
- Automatic processing
- Automatic creation of solids
- Hole enhancements
- Weld enhancements
- Stair enhancements
- Rod bracing
- Status Display upgrades
- New Connections
- WTee vertical brace cope flange
- Double angle vertical brace near/far side configuration
- HSS reinforcement plates
- Base plate extension with stiffeners
- Varying hole spacing
- Plate Definition Schedule information in Member Edit
- Detail setting saved with drawings
- Label styles in Drawing Editor
- Hatching in Drawing Editor
- Transmittal tool
The How/2 Files, located under the start menu, provide a more in-depth explanation of the new features available in the latest version of the software.
To download SDS/2 v2016, click here.
Design Data Acquired by Nemetschek Group
LINCOLN, NEB., July 28, 2016 – Design Data, a leader in 3D steel detailing and Building Information Modeling (BIM) software, announced today the company has been acquired by Nemetschek Group, based in Munich, Germany. Nemetschek is a globally leading software provider for the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry, with 12 brands and 2.1 million users in 142 countries.
In keeping with the strategic alignment of Nemetschek Group, Design Data will continue to be led by its current management as an independent brand company in the future.
“For our company, the acquisition means accelerated growth into international markets,” said Damon Scaggs, president of Design Data. “For our customers, it allows them to continue to use the leading software in the structural steel detailing industry, while now benefitting from increased integration with Nemetschek’s software solutions throughout the BIM process. SDS/2 seamlessly plugs into Nemetschek’s architectural and design offerings, while providing their customers access to Design Data’s longstanding manufacturing expertise.”
Design Data recently announced support for the European connection design codes and drawing standards with its SDS/2 Detailing solution.SDS/2 software is unique in that it automates the connection design process by optimizing every joint based on specific code requirements established by each market.
With the acquisition, the Nemetschek Group fills a gap concerning engineering detailing software for steel. Nemetschek is now able to cover the complete structural workflow from analysis and design (via the brand Scia), through detailing and fabrication (Design Data), all the way to reviews and markup (Bluebeam).
About Design Data
Design Data is a leading software innovator for the steel industry's fabrication, detailing and engineering sectors. SDS/2 software products provide automatic connection optimization, detailing, engineering information, fabrication data and much more, reducing the time required to design, detail, fabricate and erect steel.Founded in 1981 and headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska USA, the company serves customers in 17 countries.Information on Design Data and SDS/2 can be found at: www.sds2.com.
Register for the 2016 SDS/2 Users Group Conference
Registration for the 2016 SDS/2 Users Group Conference is now open!
The annual three-day SDS/2 Users Group Conference is primarily a learning opportunity. Activities include training on specific topics determined by the Users Group, the unveiling of new enhancements, award presentations and other activities.
This year's conference will be held October 12 through 14 at the Embassy Suites in Lincoln, Nebraska. As in past conferences, industry partners will participate at the Partner Pavilion on Wednesday and Thursday, with a Partners Reception held on Wednesday evening. A Conference Reception and Dinner, held Thursday evening, will feature the presentation of 2016 SDS/2 Solid Steel Competition winners.
New/2 2016 Webinars Scheduled for July
As the New/2 2016 webinar series continues through the summer, Design Data will host two webinars in July.
Roof Frame Member and Part Library
Drawing Editor Upgrades, Transmittal Tool and Output Configuration Per Job
New/2 2016 Webinars Scheduled for June
Beam and Horizontal Brace Connection Enhancements
Hole and Weld Enhancements
To top things off, we've made it easy to access previous webinars anytime.
Zalk Josephs Fabricators Project Featured in Informed Infrastructure
To find out more about the challenges in this unique, complex project — which features the first use of Grade 70 steel as well as the largest rolled-steel sections used for building construction in the U.S. — and the importance of SDS/2, read Tower of Power in Informed Infrastructure.
Industry News Roundup: May 6, 2016
This week’s news resources:
Check out this three-minute video showing the deconstruction of San Francisco's old Bay Bridge and what happens with the steel after. Watch it on Modern Steel.
Registration is now open for AISC's Steel Bridge Design Night School! The course and it's eight 90-minute webinars sessions start of June 6. Learn more and register at Modern Steel.
Four Chicago bridges are celebrating their 100th birthdays today. Hint: They're all made from steel. Learn more about their history from Modern Steel.
Construction will begin this summer in Chicago on Studio Gang’s Vista Tower. Learn more about this more than 1,100-foot-tall tower from Building Design and Construction.
In case you missed this week’s blog:
We're giving everyone a chance to try SDS/2 hands on with our Experience SDS/2 Roadshows. Learn more and see if we're coming to your area in our blog post.
Try SDS/2 Hands On at the Experience SDS/2 Roadshows
Design Data's Experience SDS/2 seminars give potential customers a firsthand look at all SDS/2 has to offer — from automated AISC code-based connection design, custom members and components to site planning, management and model review — and a chance to take the software for a test drive.
At the seminars, attendees will:
• See a model move through each step within SDS/2
• Learn how implementing 3D model review is saving customers both time and money
• Get to try out SDS/2 for themselves
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m: Seminar check in
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.: Watch real-life demonstrations of the power of SDS/2
4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Experience SDS/2 for yourself. Bring your IFC files and find out how SDS/2 can change how you work.
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.: Cocktail hour
Seminars will be held May 4 in Detroit, Michigan; June 15 in Baltimore, Maryland; July 12 in Minneapolis, Minnesota; and August 23 in Houston, Texas.
Attendance is free, but you must register to attend prior to the seminar. You can learn more and register here.
Industry News Roundup: April 29, 2016
This week’s news resources:
Pre-registration is now open for the first World Innovation in Bridge Engineering Competition. Learn more and find out how to pre-register at Modern Steel.
See how Peddinghaus machines mean increased throughput and less handling for fabricators at Modern Metals.
Check out this new FREE resource from AISC detailing noise control and sound isolation for steel buildings. The 25-page guide runs through several acoustic factors to consider in the design of steel buildings.
In case you missed this week’s blog:
New/2 SDS/2 webinars are back! Find out what we've got in store for 2016 in our blog post.
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Detroit Medical Center Heart Hospital
When the new $78-million, 190,000-square-foot Detroit Medical Center Heart Hospital opens in early 2014, Design Data's SDS/2 software will have played an important role in the six-story project.
Meeting the project's challenges required collaboration between Harley Ellis Devereaux (HED) — the project's structural engineer — and Douglas Steel Fabricating Corporation — the project's fabricator — via SDS/2.
Using SDS/2, Douglas Steel automatically designed connections for each beam, brace, column and framing condition, which enabled HED engineers to validate the connection capacities against the required values.
To learn more about how HED and Douglas Steel successfully used SDS/2, read the full article in the March 2013 issue of Modern Steel Construction.