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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.

Upcoming Webinars

New/2 2015: Material Copy and Assembly Editor
January 6, 2015; 10:30-11:30 a.m. CST

SDS/2 2015 gives users more options when copying material and an Assembly Editor to modify existing assemblies without affecting a live model.

In this webinar, you will learn how to use all the new functionality of Material Copy as well as how to modify existing assemblies and create new assemblies using the Assembly Editor.

New/2 2015: Evu Member Labels and BOM Enhancements
January 20, 2015; 10:30-11:30 a.m. CST

SDS/2 2015 expanded the capabilities of Custom Properties so they can be added to Erection Views and Bill Of Material (BOM) layout.

In this webinar, you will learn how to set up Custom Properties to be added to Erection Views as well as all the enhancements made to the BOM, including using multiple layouts, rotating the BOM, expanding the BOM and more.

New/2 2015: Access Control and Event Logging
February 3, 2015; 10:30-11:30 a.m. CST

SDS/2 2015 has expanded event logging to include more information than previous versions. Access Control has been added to limit the SDS/2 stations and functions each user has access to.

In this webinar, you will learn how to set up Event Logging and use the Log Viewer, as well as how to set up and utilize Access Control.

New/2 2015: Detailing Templates
February 17, 2015; 10:30-11:30 a.m. CST

SDS/2 2015 provides tools to customize the annotations added to member, group member, and submaterial details through the use of Detailing Templates.

In this webinar, you will learn how to use the Detailing Templates provided by Design Data as well as how to make simple modifications to suit fabricator requirements and minimize the time required cleaning up details.

New/2 2015: Reference Models
March 3, 2015; 10:30-11:30 a.m. CST

SDS/2 2015 can import models from DWG and DGN files. Reference Model tools give users the ability to link and update reference models from 3D DWG, DGN, DWF and IFC files.

In this webinar, you will learn how to use the Reference Model tools to import and update from 3D model files.

Previous Webinars

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Finite Construction Lines, Finite Grids and Curved/Circular Grids

SDS/2 2015 has made improvements to construction line and grid lines, including the ability to open and edit grid lines.

In this webinar, you will learn how to add finite construction lines and grid lines as well as how to add curved and circular grid lines.Download the video

Connections and User Defined Connections

SDS/2 2015 has made significant improvements to connections, including the ability to edit connections outside of the member edit window and designing connections around user values.

In this webinar, you will learn how to edit and modify connections as well as understand how User Defined Connections work differently in SDS/2 2015 than in previous versions. Download the video