Intergraph Smart™ 3D 2018 and SDS/2 Connect now have the ability to create fully designed structural bolted connections according to country codes. This new functionality provides substantial reduction in project schedule and design costs by allowing early designed connections, compressing schedule with detailers, permitting other disciplines to model without clashing, examining installation concerns, reducing model transfers, and estimating assembly connections.

SDS/2 Connections Within Smart 3D
SDS/2 Connect for Smart 3D allows connections to be fully designed — with all necessary plates, materials and bolts — directly in the software, without exporting the 3D model to third party steel detailing products.

SDS/2 Connect for Smart 3D Eliminates Need for Separate Design System
The software allows users to perform their structural design entirely within a single solution. Fabricators will also be able to use SDS/2 Detailing to generate all drawings automatically.

Shortened, Earlier Design Times With Increased Accuracy
With SDS/2 Connect for Smart 3D, structural connections can be designed earlier in the project, with full calculations according to country codes. This leads to increased design consistency and shorter timelines.

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