What is SDS2/Design Data?

SDS2 is a leading software provider in the structural steel construction industry. We offer the most automated 3D steel detailing software on the market, and the only all-in-one solution to include intelligent connection design. Our history of leadership and innovative features is unsurpassed by any competitor, providing a clear-cut advantage for SDS2 users. Proof of this is found in SDS2’s involvement in the steel industry. We share a leadership position with the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), working on the development of integration of models and model data with CIS/2. SDS2 was the first product to interface with automated shop equipment, design connections inside the 3D model, and interface with plant design systems.

In 2016, SDS2 became a part of the Nemetschek Group, joining 15 other strong brands providing solutions for the entire lifecycle of buildings and infrastructure projects – from the design and visualization of a building through the actual building process to building management.  The unique structure of the Nemetschek Group enables the brands to operate in an entrepreneurial way, to drive innovation and to work closely with their 4.0 million customers worldwide. The future continues to provide endless possibilities for SDS2 and the steel industry. The company maintains a strong vision for the direction of SDS2 and an unyielding commitment to technological innovation.