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APR 9
2014

AceCad’s BIMReview hits version 7.1

Design Data partner AceCad recently released version 7.1 of its software BIMReview. BIMReview is a collaborative BIM project review tool for use across the construction industry. The software helps consolidate BIM models from multiple sources at many different points in the construction and design process.

Because BIMReview is able to import IFC and CIS-2 formatted models, it integrates easily with SDS/2. In version 7.1, this integration with SDS/2 is getting even better. 

New for this version is that Grouped Member data is now imported into BIMReview as part of an xml export SDS/2. Users will now be able to get a hierarchical view of the grouped member and all the parts that are included in it.

Gathered sheet drawings will also be exported in the xml model data from SDS/2 in BIMReview 7.1. Now when a user chooses to view drawings of components, any available gathered sheet drawing will be shown.

Learn more about BIMReview and all its new features and improvements at AceCad’s website.

APR 2
2014

2014 NASCC Wrap-up

Last week the Design Data team headed to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for the 2014 NASCC. We had an awesome time demonstrating SDS/2 and catching up with our customers, partners and other members of the steel industry.

In booth #1503, we introduced the new How/2 series by SDS/2 where we show you how SDS/2 can help you reach your goals. To go with the theme, we handed out hockey pucks, symbolizing those goals.

During the conference we ran a contest giving away two SDS/2 swag bags during each day of the conference. Thank you to everyone who entered and congratulations to the winners!

We’ve put together a photo album on our Facebook page highlighting our time at NASCC as well the booths of some of our customers and partners. You can view the album on our Facebook page.

A few of our partners have also posted photos and video from the conference that you should definitely take a look at. 

Peddinghaus has put together an awesome video from the conference, including live demos of their plate processor, band saw, etc., as well as clips from their special event. Make sure to head over to Peddinhaus’ website and check it out for yourself.

Our partner Controlled Automation has also compiled some of their best photos from NASCC into a Facebook album. See photos of the Revolution thermal processing machine in action, including live demos of marking & scribing, cutting, coping and processing all sides of material on their Facebook page.

For the ultimate photo recap of the conference, head over to AISC’s Facebook page for their collection of photos from the event with several shots of the exhibit hall, presentations and more! 

MAR 25
2014

2014 NASCC: CONTEST AND SESSION GUIDE


The 2014 NASCC kicks of tomorrow at the Metro Toronto Convention Center in Toronto, Ontario. Several Design Data customers and partners will be at the conference to exhibit, present, and attend sessions, so be sure to stop by their booths and see what they’ve got going on.

Contest

Every day we’ll giving away swab bags to two lucky winners at NASCC! These bags will include a mug, tumbler, notebook, a charge bar for charging a phone or tablet, and more! All you have to do to have a chance to win is watch out for our contest tweet each day, and simply give it a retweet to enter!

Sessions

Several Design Data partners and customers are leading sessions at this year’s NASCC, so be sure to check them out and see what they have to say.

Wednesday, March 26

N31a: Floor Vibrations on Joist Framed Floors

  • 3:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m., Room 717A
  • Speakers Include: David Samuelson, Vulcraft

N8a: AESS 2.0—Working with Categories for Cost-Efficient Bids, Design and Construction

  • 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m., Room 714A
  • Speakers Include: Sylvie Boulanger, Supermétal

T2: Structural Engineers and AISC: Removing the Reason Why Not to Share the BIM!

  • 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m., Room 714 B
  • Speakers Include: Sean Smith, SSOE

Thursday, March 27

P2: Lessons I Wish I Knew When I Started Out!

  • 8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m., Room 701B
  • Speakers Include: Robert McNamara, McNamara/Salvia Inc.

N8b: AESS 2.0—Working with Categories for Cost-Efficient Bids, Design and Construction

  • 8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m., Room 711
  • Speakers Include: Sylvie Boulanger, Supermétal

N7: Women in Construction-A Panel Discussion

  • 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Room 716A
  • Speakers Include: Babette Freund, Ritner Steel, Inc.

T5: Structural Steel Fabrication Drawings-A Paradigm Shift

  • 1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m., Room 714B
  • Speaker: Doug Fitzpatrick, FEG

T8: Beyond Drawings: How the Evolution of BIM Will Integrate Models and Shape the Future of the Review Process

  • 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., Room 714B
  • Speaker: John Tracy, McNamara/Salvia

N66: Safety Session

  • 4:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m., Room 716B
  • Speaker: Jim Schoen, Nucor-Yamato Steel

N67: How to Locate and Qualify a New Detailing Firm

  • 4:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m., Room 713B
  • Speaker: Richard Steffens, Douglas Steel Fabricating Corporation
  • Moderator: Luis Torres Jr., The Steel Detailers, Inc.

N68: Detailing: What Fabricators Want (Hint: It’s Not Just Low Price)

  • 4:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m., Room 717A
  • Speaker: David Merrifield, SteelFab Texas, Inc.

N31b: Floor Vibrations on Joist Framed Floors

  • 4:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m., Room 715AB
  • Speakers Include: David Samuelson, Vulcraft

Friday, March 28

T6: BIM, a Cost vs. Benefit Study for the Detailer and Fabricator

  • 8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m., Room 714B
  • Speaker: David Merrifield, SteelFab Texas, Inc.

N3: Building a Great Workforce

  • 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Room 713B
  • Speakers Include: Dan Krug, Nucor-Yamato Steel

N61: Working With Large Trusses

  • 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Room 714A
  • Speakers Include: Marc Robitaille, Supermétal

Customer and Partner List

Make sure to stop by these booths as you hit the exhibit hall!

  • StruM.I.S (1611)
  • Anatomic Iron Steel Detailing (3442)
  • Bluebeam Software, Inc. (3342)
  • Canam United States, a division of Canam Group Inc. (1429)
  • Controlled Automation, Inc. (1932)
  • Daito U.S.A., Inc. (1550)
  • Delta Structural Steel Services, Inc. (1510)
  • DGS Technical Services, Inc. (1704)
  • FabSuite, LLC (1243 & 1343)
  • FabTrol Systems, Inc. (1423)
  • Ficep Corporation & Steel Projects (1733)
  • International Design Services, Inc. (1216)
  • Magnus Inc. (1614)
  • Mold-Tek Technologies Ltd. (1902)
  • Nucor (1401 & 1402)
  • Ocean Machinery, Inc. (1911)
  • P2 Programs (1203)
  • Peddinghaus Corporation (1711)
  • PythonX – Burlington Automation (1637)
  • Steltec and GENIFAB (1437)
  • Radley Corporation (1410)
  • Shop Data Systems, Inc. (1903)
  • SidePlate Systems, Inc. (1313)
  • Steel Projects (1733)
  • Supermétal (3436)
  • Voortman Corporation (2114)