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Basic Training

To help you get started in SDS/2, Design Data offers free training at its Lincoln, Nebraska, headquarters. This page has all the information you'll need when traveling to Lincoln for training. Basic Training covers project setup, member input, connection design, material input and more. To see what all is covered in Basic Training, click here.

2015 Basic Training Dates
January 19-23
February 23-27
March 16-20
April 13-17
May 4-8
June 8-12
July 13-17
August 17-21
September 28-October 2
October 19-23
November 16-20
December 7-11

Basic Training Video Tutorials

Design Data has also created a series of basic training videos to provide you with needed information on learning to use SDS/2. Video topics range from creating a new project and modeling tools and navigation to creating assemblies and plotting and PDF creation.

You can access the Getting Started video series here.

Continuing Education

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.

Continuing Education covers Parametrics and Custom Properties, Report Writer and Advanced Selection, Building Information Modeling (BIM), and Revision Control. To find out more about Continuing Education, click here.

2015 Continuing Education Dates
January 12-16
March 9-13
June 15-19
August 24-28
October 12-16
December 14-18

To sign up for Basic Training or Continuing Education, please contact Design Data at 402.441.4000, or email Lacey Niemeyer or Kealey Snyder.

YouTube Channel

Design Data's YouTube channel includes technical training videos, sales overview videos and webinar videos. It serves as a great resource for learning more about what SDS/2 can do, and how you can do it.

You can access our YouTube channel here.

Previous Webinars

Access the Webinar Archive

Handrails, Part 2 - Utilizing Toe Plate, Grab Bar and Handrail Connections

Users who attended or watched the first of this two-part webinar series on handrail should now understand how to input handrails correctly and locate posts and rails, as required.

In the second of this two-part webinar series, users will learn how to utilize toe plate, grab bar, and handrail connections. Download the video

Handrails, Part 1 - Inputting Handrails and Locating Posts and Rails

The flexibility and complexity of SDS/2's handrail member allows for many different handrail configurations to be modeled along with connections to beams and stairs.

In the first of a two-part webinar series, users will learn how to input handrails — both flat and sloped, and with and without returns— in Modeling, as well as how to locate handrail posts and rails, where required. Download the video