Design Data and Autodesk® have collaborated to streamline the BIM workflow, incorporating new technology between Design Data SDS/2 software solutions and Autodesk® Revit® Structure.
More robust than simply an IFC or CIS/2 model exchange, SDS/2 Connect designs connections and gives users the ability to customize these connections inside of Autodesk Revit Structure, and seamlessly transfer building information modeling (BIM) data to enhance the construction process. SDS/2 Connect offers the highest level of automation and intelligence available in 3D connection design. With unparalleled intelligence, SDS/2 Connect gives you the power to get the job done. As the user inputs columns, beams and braces, connections are automatically designed with their necessary materials, bolts, holes and welds. SDS/2 Connect takes a uniquely intelligent approach in its connection design by considering framing conditions and erectability, automatically performing clash prevention as a part of its connection design. In addition, SDS/2 Connect can value engineer the connections on a project, helping users to design the most economical connections to fabricate and erect. No other 3D product can do this automatically. Once connections are designed, they can be sent downstream to the manufacturing level. Both member and connection information is preserved and transferred to SDS/2 for detailing with the precision necessary for fabrication. Both the SDS/2 and Revit models are synched so that changes can be reflected in both software packages and updates easily made.