SDS/2 is a leading provider of BIM software solutions for the structural steel and concrete industries.

Intelligent Connection Design and Calculations

SDS/2 (formerly Design Data) is a leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) software innovator for the construction industry's fabrication, detailing and engineering sectors. SDS/2 software products provide automatic connection optimization, detailing, engineering information, fabrication data and much more, reducing the time required to design, detail, fabricate and erect steel.

The BIM software suite from SDS/2 provides sophisticated and complete solutions covering the entire steel delivery workflow, from structural calculations and detailing to fabrication and erection. The company’s flagship product, SDS/2 Detailing, offers the highest level of automation and intelligence available in any 3D steel detailing package.

By constantly updating the software with an array of new and creative solutions, SDS/2 remains at the forefront of innovation in the steel industry. New SDS/2 features, connections and enhancements are being developed every day.

Founded in 1981 and headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska USA, SDS/2 is part of the Nemetschek Group and serves customers in 18 countries.


  • SDS/2 Detailing
  • SDS/2 Engineering
  • SDS/2 Concrete
  • SDS/2 Fabricating
  • SDS/2 Erector
  • SDS/2 BIM
  • SDS/2 Approval
  • SDS/2 Viewer
  • SDS/2 Connect

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The 123,000-square-foot, multi-functional Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium on the Wofford College campus in Spartanburg, South Carolina, serves as the home for the college’s basketball and volleyball…