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The 2015 SDS/2 Users Group Conference will be held in Lincoln, Nebraska, September 16-18. Activities include training on specific topics, the unveiling of new enhancements, award presentations and other events. Both Design Data employees and SDS/2 customers present innovative SDS/2 techniques, encouraging users to employ the power of SDS/2 to its fullest.

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Wednesday - 09.16

10:00 - 1:00 Conference Registration

1:00 - 1:15 Welcome / Opening Remarks

1:15 - 2:00 Keynote Speaker

2:00 - 3:00 Design Data Update

3:15 - 4:45 Roundtable Discussions

4:45 - 5:30 Business Meeting

5:30 - 7:00 Partners Reception

Friday - 09.18

8:00 - 9:20 Breakout Sessions
• SDS/2 v2016
• Detailing in Metric
• The Basics of Report Writer

9:30 - 10:50 Breakout Sessions
• Custom Properties from A to Z
• Erection Drawings & What to Look For When Detailing
• Parametrics New Style Dialog Box

11:00 - 12:20 Breakout Sessions
• Stairs, Handrails and Ladders
• Multi-Users and Backing Up Your Data
• Boot Camp: Expert

12:20 Conference Adjournment

Thursday - 09.17

Labs - 09.17 & 09.18

8:00 - 9:20 Breakout Sessions
• SDS/2 v2016
• Modeling Techniques for the Best 2D Results
• Boot Camp: Beginner

9:30 - 10:50 Partner Pavilion / Sessions

11:00 - 12:20 Breakout Sessions
• On-the-Fly Connection Design & v2015 Member Edit
• Checking Inside the Model
• AISC Software and Shop Certification

11:00 - 12:20 Breakout Sessions
• Stairs, Handrails and Ladders
• Multi-Users and Backing Up Your Data
• Boot Camp: Expert

12:20 - 1:20 Lunch

1:20 - 2:20 Partner Pavilion

2:20 - 3:40 Breakout Sessions
• SDS/2 v2015: Bugs, Fixes and Enhancements
• Top 10 Little Known Drawing Editor Tools
• The Basics: 3D Geometry

3:50 - 5:10 Breakout Sessions
• What Drives Template Detailing
• Model Interaction with Different Disciplines
• Boot Camp: Intermediate

6:00 - 10:00 Design Data Reception & Dinner

There will be two hand-on labs held during the Users Group Conference. The cost to attend the labs is $20.

09.17, 8:00 - 5:10 SDS/2 v2015 Parametrics

09.18, 8:00 - 12:20 SDS/2 v2015 Templates

Hotel Information

The Embassy Suites Lincoln is the official hotel of the SDS/2 Users Group Conference.

To make your reservation, please call 800.EMBASSY or click here. When calling, be sure to tell the reservation desk that you are with the SDS/2 Users Group for the special group rate (single or double - $144 per night; triple - $159 per night; quad - $174 per night).

Embassy Suites Lincoln
1040 P Street
Lincoln, NE 68508

Shuttle Information

OMALiNK provides shuttle service between Omaha and Lincoln. The cost for an individual is $90 round trip, or $50 for one-way. For groups, the cost is $35 for each additional person.

To make your reservation, call 877.473.5465 or click here.

Partner Pavilion

Design Data is excited to offer its partners the opportunity to exhibit during the first two days of its annual SDS/2 Users Group Conference.

Home to the Wednesday evening's reception and exclusive conference sessions, the Partner Pavilion allows companies to display their wares and demo their software to SDS/2 users from around the world. Each partner will also have individual meetings with Design Data programmers and developers during the conference.

The Partner Pavilion will be open on September 16th and 17th. All partners are welcome to stay for the duration of the conference, which runs through September 18th.

Registration to exhibit at the 2015 SDS/2 Users Group Conference Partner Pavilion is now open. Click here to register and to learn more.