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SDS/2 Roundtripping

SDS/2 Connect’s interoperability facilitates a bi-directional transfer of information through the direct API interface between Revit and SDS/2, round-tripping the engineer’s information to the steel fabricator/detailer and vice versa. With SDS/2 Connect, structural engineers can work with fabricators in a Revit preconstruction model during the BIM process, enhancing project communication and efficiency throughout the process.

To download the free roundtrip add-in for Revit 2019, click here.

To download the free roundtrip add-in for Revit 2018, click here.

To download the free roundtrip add-in for Revit 2017, click here.

To download the free roundtrip add-in for Revit 2016, click here.

SidePlate Component for SDS/2

The new SidePlate for SDS/2 component and tools are plugins that offer a level of automation and intelligence for our users to efficiently place SidePlate connections into their SDS/2 projects. The plugins work by allowing a user to take a project-specific XML file, provided by SidePlate, with all the scheduled design parameters, and import that into their projects. The SidePlate component and tools work with SDS/2 v2016.21 and newer. Take a look at some of the highlighted features for both the component and tools listed below.

SidePlate Component

The component will track which connections have been placed, to help assist in knowing that the connections used on your project are in alignment with the connections provided by SidePlate. If a misalignment is detected, a mistake can be caught early on and SidePlate can be contacted.

The user has the ability to modify connection parameters within the component, like Plate A thickness or Dimension A. These modifications are recorded back to the XML provided by SidePlate. The XML file can then be sent back to SidePlate, during the shop drawing review process, to expedite the approval process.

If a connection must be modified beyond standard configurations, as shown in the component edit, a Graphical mode can be selected to accommodate those modifications.

SidePlate Project Setup

Displays unsupported connections within your SidePlate project. Allows for SidePlate XML configuration.

SidePlate Individual Connections

Allows the user to apply SidePlate Connections to their model.

SidePlate Grid Matching

Allows the user to apply all of the SidePlate connection at one time in their model. For more information, please watch the SidePlate SDS/2 Grid Matching Tutorial.

SidePlate v2.1 Enhancements
The new SidePlate plugin and application v2.1 for SDS/2 offer a level of automation and intelligence for our users to efficiently place SidePlate connections into their SDS/2 projects. These work by allowing a user to take a project-specific XML file, provided by SidePlate, with all the scheduled design parameters, and import that into their projects. The SidePlate plugin and application run on SDS/2 v2017.19 and newer. Take a look at some of the highlighted features for both the plugin and application listed below.

• Added grid matching.
• Increased connection performance.

SidePlate Documentation and Download

Click the links below to download the SidePlate for SDS/2 Installation Instructions, User Guide and plugins installer.

SidePlate SDS/2 Custom Component YouTube Tutorials
SidePlate for SDS/2 Installation Instructions
SidePlate for SDS/2 User Guide
SidePlate for SDS/2 Plugins Installer*

*You will be redirected to https://www.sideplate.com/resources/detailing-software/#sds2