Design Data's Increased BIM Efforts Paying Off For SDS/2 Customers

For years, Design Data has been actively and aggressively responding to industry BIM needs by working to create functional tools within the software. Enhancements include developing a 3D electronic application to enable engineers to approve the model; improved imports and exports, such as an IFC export that includes sequencing and status information; and creation of an interface for collaborative software, such as Navisworks and Solibri. Through software development, users have the ability to export models that can be imported into all the major collaborative products that create a federated (BIM) model.

Design Data's BIM efforts extend beyond software development. The company has also established relationships with BIM coordinators to assist our customers in meeting BIM requirements. This outreach also extends to industry education -- making those in the BIM process aware that SDS/2 is a key part of the process and will satisfy deliverable requirements. Read More

Introduction to BIM Joists Webinar

Introduction to BIM Joists Webinar on February 24

On February 24 at 10:00 a.m. CST, Design Data will host a free, live webinar on Introduction to BIM Joists in SDS/2. This webinar will cover the use of SDS/2 joists and how connections are created with them. It will also demonstrate a common joist workflow, from inputting SDS/2 joists to importing as fabricated joists for clash detection and placement resolution. Read More

SEAA National Convention and Tradeshow

Design Data Exhibiting at SEAA Convention

Design Data will exhibit at the Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA) National Convention and Tradeshow March 3 - 5 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

As the leading professional organization dedicated to the advancement of steel erection, this year's event will include more educational and networking opportunities, focusing on how to bring business value to an organization.
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Universal Detailing, Inc.'s University of Michigan North Quad Project

Customer Spotlight:
Universal Detailing, Inc.

Universal Detailing, Inc.'s University of Michigan North Quad project is featured in February in the 2011 SDS/2 Calendar. The project was awarded Best of Show in the 2010 SDS/2 Solid Steel Competition.

To see additional images of this project, click here.

NASCC Highlight: Improving Shop Drawing Review Process

The NASCC Conference -- to be held May 11 -14 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -- includes a session that focuses on the specific ways companies can utilize enhanced technology to improve the quality of their shop drawing review.

The Improving the Shop Drawing Review Process session will include several demonstrations and panelist discussions. Design Data's Michelle McCarthy and Harley Ellis Devereaux's Jim Corsiglia are among the scheduled panelists.

The session is slated for Friday, May 13 at 8:00 a.m. To view NASCC's advance program, click here.

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