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Design Data Announces SDS/2 Version for European Market

By Business Wire News   


Design Data, a leading provider of 3D steel detailing and Building Information Modeling (BIM) software, announced support for the European connection design codes and drawing standards with its SDS/2 Steel Detailing solution. SDS/2 software is unique in that it automates the connection design process by optimizing every joint based on specific code requirements established by each market.

“For over three decades, engineers and fabricators in North and South America have benefited from our technology,” said Doug Evans, vice president of sales for Design Data. “We are excited to bring the power of SDS/2’s automated connections and drawing production to European engineers and fabricators.”

The capability of SDS/2’s connection design extends beyond simply applying connection material in the model. While developing the joint, the system simultaneously evaluates all members framing into the joint in question to ensure its erectability. Design calculations complete with expanded calculations for documentation and printing are also provided. This best-in-class capability, along with localized automatic drawing production, gives users superior productivity.

The SDS/2 model acts as a central database for the steel fabricator. It is a complete source for fabrication data that can be linked to popular MRP products, such as FabTrol, FabSuite, StruM.I.S and others . Integration with shop machinery through DSTV and XML file formats round out the automation offered by SDS/2 for fabricators.

Distributor opportunities are available. Contact Design Data to inquire.

About Design Data

Design Data is a leading software innovator for the steel industry’s fabrication, detailing and engineering sectors. SDS/2 software products provide automatic connection optimization, detailing, engineering information, fabrication data and much more, reducing the time required to design, detail, fabricate and erect steel. Founded in 1981 and headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska USA, the company serves customers in 17 countries. Information on Design Data and SDS/2 can be found at:

Design Data
Doug Evans, 402-441-4000
Vice President of Sales
Fax: 402-441-4045


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