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- Industry News Roundup: March 7
- Radley Corporation partners with TARGIT for end-to-end supply chain solution
- Design Data to Exhibit at Structures Congress
- OpenMind Voting Makes Impact on Software
- ACL Steel Finds Success With Peddinghaus, SDS/2
- Upcoming Webinar: 14 Tools and Features for '14
- Share Your SDS/2 Success Story or Win With SDS/2 at #NASCC
- Industry News Roundup: January 28
- Getting ready for HxGN LIVE
Industry News Roundup: March 7
This week’s news resources:
ACL Steel finds success with new Peddinghaus equipment integrated with SDS/2. Read more about how this combination automated processes and reduced costs in the blog.
What’s in BIM for me? Globally, three quarters of all contractors report a positive return on investment through BIM. Learn more about the benefits of BIM at Sourceable.
Denver Airport project takes flight thanks to BIM. See how the technology will help meet the aggressive timelines of the project at Point of Beginning.
OpenMind Voting has made a big impact on the features that we've built into SDS/2. Read our blog post to learn more, and get a peek at some of the ideas that will be in SDS/2 2014.
In case you missed our latest blog post:
Radley Corporation partners with TARGIT for end-to-end supply chain solution. Learn more about the awesome stuff coming out of this partnership in our blog.
Radley Corporation partners with TARGIT for end-to-end supply chain solution
Since 1974, Design Data partner Radley Corporation has been making it easier for organizations to manage their key business operation via the intelligent use of the latest technology.
Today, Radley provides enterprise-class, integrated EDI and barcoding software solutions for numerous business systems including many in the steel industry. 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.
Today Radley Corporation has announced its partnership with TARGIT Business Intelligence & Analytics to provide the most comprehensive solution for end-to-end visibility of the supply chain.
By combining Radley’s barcoding solutions with the TARGIT front-end, users will easily be able to tap into the data gathered from the shop floor and warehouse workflow automations to provide better efficiency for the end user.
The customized supply chain solution is slated to release in 2014.
Read more about the partnership on TARGIT's website.
Design Data to Exhibit at Structures Congress
Design Data will be exhibiting in booth 109 during the 2014 ASCE/SEI Structures Congress, to be held April 3-5 in Boston, Massachusetts.
This year's conference will include more than 120 technical presentations, including a variety of sessions that will demonstrate processes and present projects that are redefining structural engineering in the areas of bridge and transportation structures, buildings, and advances in research.
To learn more about the conference or to register, click here.
OpenMind Voting Makes Impact on Software
Since launching OpenMind in 2012 to help steer future development of SDS/2, Design Data has implemented a number of enhancements as a direct result of your input. Some of the ideas completed and released in the software include: the option for a smart pointer with submaterial piecemark; the option to choose between serviceability and strength for SC bolts; the ability to show existing members as hidden lines when detailing erection views; status report by sheet; and an update through parametrics.
The release of SDS/2 2014 will include even more ideas voted on through OpenMind:
- Ability to add curved grid lines
- Option to rotate/mirror during Material Copy and Move
- Linear or Fill option with Material Copy
- Option for end-cut type in Member Edit dialog
- Option to turn off Member Orientation Indicator (MOI) when detailing erection views
- Display option for member end elevation
- Erection view member labels
- Ability to have more than three Bills of Material on a sheet
Let Your Voice Be Heard
OpenMind voting is an ongoing process, and your input is needed! To request access to OpenMind, click here. Please note you must be a current customer with a support login to access the OpenMind request form. An email will then be sent from email@example.com with the subject line “OpenMind: Please activate your new account.” This email will provide a link to activate your account, and give you the opportunity to change your password. After the activation is complete, you will be redirected to the Ideas list in OpenMind. To directly go to the OpenMind voting after your activation is complete, click here.
ACL Steel Finds Success With Peddinghaus, SDS/2
SDS/2 user ACL Steel installed a Peddinghaus Anglemaster-HD angle line and an HSFDB-B plate processor at their facility in Kitchener, Ontario, to automate processes and reduce costs. By seamlessly transferring information from SDS/2 to its Peddinghaus machines for operation, ACL now has dramatically faster production on standard sections, and the ability to process the heaviest of materials.
Learn more about how ACL is leveraging its Peddinghaus machinery in the latest Steel Fabricators' Review (page 6) or check out this video.
Upcoming Webinar: 14 Tools and Features for '14
The continuing evolution of SDS/2 software means tools and features are being added with each new release: changing member type, displaying dimensions in the model, adding existing material, drag and drop configuration, and custom sorting of the bill of material, to name a few.
In the March 11th webinar, you will learn how to use 14 of the most commonly forgotten or overlooked tools and features available in the latest general release of SDS/2 (v7.323). Register
Share Your SDS/2 Success Story or Win With SDS/2 at #NASCC
At the upcoming NASCC: The Steel Conference — March 26-28 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada — Design Data will once again be using social media to keep attendees (and those back at home) informed through updates from the show floor. We're also giving away great prizes before, during and after the conference via three contests.
Before the show, let us know what you're most looking forward to at the conference, or which sessions you're going to attend. The winner will have dinner on us in Toronto.
If you're at the show, retweet an image from the SDS/2 twitter account and win a swag bag, including a charge bar, mug and tumbler. Two winners will be selected each day.
During March, share your SDS/2 success story for a chance to win free admission to the 2014 SDS/2 Users Group Conference, which will be held October 15-17 in Lincoln, Nebraska. The winner may also be invited to speak at the conference. To enter, email us how you've achieved your goals with SDS/2. One winner will be selected.
Keep an eye out for more information on these contests on Twitter and Facebook!
Industry News Roundup: January 28
This week’s news resources:
Connected devices and easily accessible, centralized building data will have a big impact on the construction industry. Read about some of their implications at Construtech.
Does wearable technology have a chance to improve the manufacturing industry or is it just a short-lived fad? Find out at manufacturing.net.
See all the engineering that went into the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi in this infographic on the New Jersey Institute of Technology website.
The American Iron and Steel Institute recently released its Profile 2014, highlighting the importance of the North American steel industry. Head over to steel.org to read the document in its entirety.
In case you missed our latest blog post:
Intergraph has prepared some awesome resources leading up to HxGN LIVE in June. Read our blog post to see what they’ve put together.
Getting ready for HxGN LIVE
Before we know it this year’s HxGN LIVE conference will be upon us. Design Data will be packing its bags and heading to Las Vegas to attend this year’s conference. The four-day event, which takes place during the first week of June, will include great sessions, compelling keynotes and enjoyable evening events.
This year, it’s expected that attendance will be better than ever, which means the opportunity to connect with other people in the industry is even greater. To help make it easy to make these connections, Intergraph has compiled a list of six tips to make awesome connections at the conference.
We don’t want to spoil the blog post, so head over to Intergraph’s website and read it for yourself.
Intergraph is also giving people the chance to go to the conference for free if they are chosen as one of the speakers for the event. You can submit you papers for the Process, Power & Marine Call for Papers until March 3. Learn more here.
If you needed any more reasons to attend HxGN LIVE, they’ve also got that covered. Check out these 5 reasons why you should go to the conference this year.
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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.