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SDS2 Estimodeling


You can accelerate your bid time and increase accuracy when you leverage SDS2’s model data and automated connection optimization to generate your material lists and estimates. 


Increase Bid Accuracy

Model-based estimating creates realistic, code-based connections automatically for a more accurate bid.

Predict Project Costs

Immediately identify areas that might impact costs, like web doublers or other items that could increase shop labor.

Compare Connection Costs

Cost comparisons for connection design alternatives can be done in seconds, enabling you to confidently put your best bid forward.

SDS2 Estimodeling gives you the power to…

Save time on material takeoffs.

Quickly clean up imported design models or trace your design drawings, let SDS2 add the connections, and export to your production management software for high-speed material takeoffs. 

  • Import REVIT or IFC models or design drawings
  • Accurately assess connection costs
  • Build budgets from accurate, model-based material lists

SDS2 Customer saves 30-40% on takeoff time


Predict project outcomes.

SDS2 Estimodeling includes SDS2's signature AI-driven connection design to give estimators an edge when it comes to identifying constructablity issues. Within the 3D model, it's easy to see where scheduled connections are insufficient and pre-identify RFIs, so you can propose solutions to the engineer and save time once the bid is won.

Maximize profit margins.

Unlike any other model-based estimating software, SDS2 comes with automated connection optimization, so you can maximize your profit margins without the added cost of a third-party application. Run comparisons between connection types in minutes to generate cost-optimized, accurate bids. 



See how SDS2 can accelerate project timelines, reduce errors,

and improve project accuracy.  


SDS2 Estimodeling Features

Design Model Integration

Jump start estimates by importing design models to SDS/2 Estimodeling 

Cost Estimator

Get immediate feedback on material costs, or better yet perform cost comparisons on the model 

Model Notes & RFIs

Pre-identify questions and RFIs and save your team time after you win the bid  

PDF Overlay

Trace design drawings to quickly input 3D models during the bid phase 

Status Display

Search the model for high cost materials and labor items—SDS/2 connection design can even help suggest lower cost alternatives 

Export to MRP & MIS Tools

Once you’ve got a model, you can send the data to your MRP/MIS software for traditional estimating methods 

 Automated Connection Design

Connections are not an extra step or a 3rd party cost—they’re automatic and included 

Fabrication Standards

Optimize connection material design for fabrication to acheive more efficient ordering and inventory management 

Connection Optimization

Optimize the design of connections to save costs on both shop and field labor, plus materials and bolts 

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