Design Data Displays Newest Software Products at 2013 NASCC

2013 NASCC

At the 2013 NASCC Conference — held April 17-19 in St. Louis, Missouri — a record number of structural engineers, detailers, erectors and fabricators saw the latest in SDS/2 and learned about the newest enhancements in the steel industry.

Design Data Conference Highlights
The array of SDS/2 software solutions, including SDS/2 Detailing, SDS/2 Engineering, SDS/2 Approval and SDS/2 Erector, were showcased in the Design Data booth. Popular in-booth demonstrations included status transfer to update model data, CNC scribing, bar coding, and SDS/2 Connect.

Design Data partner Get the Point (GTP) also had a presence in the SDS/2 booth; GTP runs on the Sokkia robot to push coordinate info to the field via the SDS/2 model.

Design Data's Doug Evans co-presented a session titled, "The True Benefit of BIM for the Structural Engineer and the Pivotal Role They Play in the BIM Process." Kevin Lea from CSC and Sean SSOE were also presenters at the session.

To view additional photos from the 2013 NASCC conference, click here.

Be sure to join Design Data at the 2014 NASCC Conference, which will be held March 26-29 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Blog: Field Bolt Association

Blog: Field Bolt Association

It can sometimes be confusing which member detail and BOM field bolts will be associated with when they are manually added or added through processing a non-system connection in SDS/2.

In Fabricator Options — Bolt Detailing/Fabrication Options, the option Field bolts listed on which members: will, in most situations, determine which member the field bolts are associated with.

There are some scenarios in which this setup option does not control or handle the situation, however. Read more.

Support Webinars

Drawing Editor Update Webinar on May 7

The Drawing Editor Update webinar will be held May 7 at 10:30 a.m. CDT. In this webinar, you'll learn about the many changes to increase productivity, including Material Callout tools and enhancements to symbols, that have been made to Drawing Editor in SDS/2 v7.3.

To register for this webinar, click here.

Sales Report

Design Data to Exhibit at HxGN LIVE in June

Formerly known as Hexagon 2013, HxGN LIVE offers new and exciting ways to experience what's unfolding in the world of design, measurement and visualisation technologies. HxGN LIVE, featuring Intergraph®, Hexagon Metrology and Leica Geosystems, offers an exciting line-up filled with informative sessions, must-see technologies, exclusive keynotes and unlimited networking. The event runs June 3-6 in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino.

Design Data will be exhibiting in booth #311.

Holland Recipient of AISC Special Achievement Award

Mark Holland

Mark V. Holland, P.E., chief engineer with Paxton & Vierling Steel Co., was recently named a recipient of the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Special Achievement Award. This award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated notable achievements in structural steel design, construction, research or education. It honors those who have made a positive and substantial impact on the structural steel design and construction industry.

Holland was lauded for his leadership in interoperability since the very beginning of AISC's effort in 1997. He has provided countless hours of volunteer work and leadership on CIS/2, EDI, and interoperability, and has brought attention to this crucial subject through his committee work and conference presentations. In addition, he and his firm have served as leaders in the practical implementation of BIM.

Holland is a longtime SDS/2 customer, vice president of the SDS/2 Users Group, Advisory Board member, and 2003 recipient of the Connectors Club award.

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