Design Data's SDS/2 software solutions are a unique, discipline-driven family of software products that provide the construction industry with a more intelligent way to increase both productivity and profits.
The information stored in the SDS/2 model is valuable when utilized to its fullest potential—beyond the drawings. Priceless information is accessible through the model, connecting owners, engineers, detailers, fabricators, project managers, erectors or anyone involved throughout the life cycle of the project. Sharing the model with all the partners on the project allows users to make time-critical decisions with the ability to generate and access necessary data.
There is an SDS/2 software solution that is built to meet each of these needs.
Built around Design Data's flagship product—SDS/2 Detailing—there is an option for every phase of the construction process. SDS/2 Engineering provides the power to design members, in conjunction with designing connections. The engineering model is the exact same model used in SDS/2 Detailing or SDS/2 Modeling. Users make adjustments or add miscellaneous steel, which can then be detailed from both SDS/2 Detailing and SDS/2 Drafting stations. SDS/2 Approval can be used as a communication tool between detailers and engineers to enhance the approval process, and as a tool to check the drawings.
Simultaneously, SDS/2 BIM and SDS/2 Fabricating use the model to begin sharing collaboration models or calculating material estimates and generating CNC data for the project. Throughout fabrication, SDS/2 Erector aids in the site planning process through the actual erecting of the steel.