Registration Now Open for the 2011 SDS/2 Users Group Conference, Interoperability Network

The 2011 SDS/2 Users Group Conference will be held at The Cornhusker, A Marriott Hotel, in Lincoln, Nebraska, on September 22 and 23. It will once again be preceded by the annual Interoperabililty Network event, which will be held at the same location on September 21.

SDS/2 Users Group Conference
The SDS/2 Users Group Conference will focus on, among other topics: BIM, galvanizing, Bluebeam PDF Revu, custom members and parametrics, the 14th Ed. AISC Steel Construction Manual, and SDS/2 v7.2 and v7.3 enhancements.

The conference agenda includes one-on-one breakout sessions on Modeling, Drawing Editor, CNC, parametrics, imports and exports. Design Data's support staff will also be available for one-on-one help with SDS/2 users.

On Thursday, Design Data will host an evening of entertainment — including dinner and drinks — at Bluestem Vineyard in Crete, beginning at 5:15 p.m. and continuing until the event ends at 11 p.m. Design Data will also be announcing this year's winner of the Connector's Club Award that evening and raffling off several gifts.

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To register to attend the 2011 SDS/2 Users Group Conference and Interoperability Network, click here.

Introduction to BIM Joists Webinar

A Closer Look: SDS/2 BIM, Approval and Viewer

On August 17 at 11:00 a.m. CDT, Design Data will host a free webinar on SDS/2 BIM, SDS/2 Approval and SDS/2 Viewer. Designed to allow BIM coordinators to view all steel information on a project, SDS/2 BIM provides access to the 3D model in its native environment. SDS/2 Approval has two different applications: verify the model and check drawings before they are sent out for approval; or facilitate the approval process directly through the model. SDS/2 Viewer allows the user to view and navigate through the 3D model and all 2D drawings. Register to Attend

SEAA National Convention and Tradeshow

Educator Training in August

On August 8-10, Design Data will host the 2011 summer Educator Basic Training Course, targeted for new and existing SDS/2 educators. The DD in EDU program offers this three-day intensive training course to ensure instructors are jump started properly by experiencing in-lab training on the most current SDS/2 release. During the training, attendees will input a small building from beginning to end, tour the building, meet several staff members and network with other instructors. Read More

SEAA National Convention and Tradeshow

Deadlines Approaching for Solid Steel, Code Clash Competitions

August is the last month to submit your entries into the 2011 SDS/2 Solid Steel Competition and Code Clash 2011. The Solid Steel Competition is designed to recognize innovative, challenging projects detailed using SDS/2. The Code Clash 2011 programming competition will highlight the creative minds of SDS/2 users — and promote the creation of parametrics and custom members within the SDS/2 community — by awarding prizes to the authors of the best parametrics and custom members.

The final day entry submissions will be accepted into the competitions is August 26, so submit your projects and parametrics today!

SEAA National Convention and Tradeshow

Final SDS/2 v7.2 Enhancement Seminar Scheduled

The final SDS/2 v7.2 Enhancement Seminar will be held on Friday, August 19 in Las Vegas, Nevada. As with the other cities, the cost for the one-day seminar is $25 per person. The seminar will start at 8 a.m. and finish at 5 p.m. Seating is limited to 25.

Please note that hotel rooms have not been blocked off for this seminar. Also, no refunds will be issued to cancellations received after August 12.

To reserve your seat, email Kealey or Lacey at Design Data. Click here to learn more.

Design Data, SDS/2 Users Group Team up for SteelDay

Design Data, along with the SDS/2 Users Group, are joining forces to add a unique event to SteelDay 2011 on September 23. The goal of this event is to provide a venue showing how the steel industry is actively involved in developing new leaders, building better business practices and improving the technology commonly used today. Through this collaboration of Design Data and its customers, the keynote speech of the 2011 SDS/2 Users Group Conference will be open to all SteelDay attendees.

The speech — presented by a representative from United States Strategic Command, headquartered at Offutt Air Force Base near Omaha, Nebraska — will focus on topics of importance to steel professionals, including decision-making under pressure.

This event will help those within the industry — including architects, engineers and contractors — develop best practices for leading businesses during these difficult economic times. To sign up to attend, click here.

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