SDS/2 Engineering combines connection design with 3D frame analysis and member design, all neatly packaged for use as an accurate BIM model. No other engineering product can offer the model accuracy and time savings of SDS/2 v7.3 Engineering. Unlike other frame analysis products, SDS/2 Engineering creates a model that is accurate to manufacturing standards, with correct top-of-steel elevations and work point locations — enabling connections to be automatically designed while considering both fit-up and constructability. Another feature unique to SDS/2 Engineering is the ability to calculate transfer forces while designing the structure — translating to safer connections and safer structures.SDS/2 v7.3 Detailing to create shop drawings directly from the model created with SDS/2 Engineering. Either way, time and expense are saved and the probability of errors is significantly reduced. At any time, users can export their model to — or import a model from — their collaborative BIM product of choice. Together, SDS/2 software solutions connect contractors, engineers, detailers, fabricators and erectors in a collaborative work process.