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SDS2 for Education

Start Building Your Future with SDS2

Free educational licenses are available for both individual students looking to jumpstart their careers and academic institutions working to empower the next generation of structural engineers, detailers, and fabricators. 

For Students

A limited version of SDS2 Detailing is free for student use.

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For Educators

Advanced licensing options are available to academic institutions for use in classes.

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Get a Head Start with SDS2

Discover what you can do with the the industry's most comprehensive steel detailing solution, learn the logic of fabrication and connection design, and set yourself up for a successful career. The free individual license for students gives you access to the primary design tools used by industry professionals so you can explore the 3D modeling space and begin learning the craft of detailing. 

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Accelerate your Career

Distinguish yourself as an SDS2 user with our official certification program. Master the tools and workflows of SDS2 and earn certificates and digital badges to validate your accomplishments and market your skills. 

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