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Nemetschek Scia teams with Design Data to integrate BIM into steel delivery process

Nemetschek Scia presents new link to integrate the steel BIM and fabrication workflow at the SDS/2 2013 user group conference


Design Data, in cooporation with Nemetschek Scia, has developed a bi-directional link that allows steel fabricators to view in real-time the production status of parts and assemblies in an SDS/2 steel BIM model, as well as allow production to automatically view status of any changes that occur in design.

“As Building Information Modeling (BIM) changes the steel delivery process, steel fabricators can realize huge benefits by by-directionally linking SDS/2 models to model-based planning and automation fabrication systems,” said Doug Evans, Design Data’s vice president of sales.

“With the bi-directional link between SDS/2 and Nemetschek Scia Steel Manager, fabricators can automatically create detailed production plans and easily manage resources across multiple projects directly from an SDS/2 steel BIM model. The link can also reduce costly mistakes by helping the design and production teams better communicate the statuses of parts and projects across the entire steel manufacturing process,” continued Evans.

Nemetschek Scia Steel Manager

Nemetschek Scia, a sister subsidiary to BIM architectural leaders Graphisoft ArchiCAD and Nemetschek Vectorworks, under Germany’s Nemetschek Group, hosting a session at the 2013 SDS/2 Users Group Conference, 18-20 September 2013, in Omaha, Nebraska. The session will highlight the benefits of a new partnership between Design Data and Nemetschek Scia to push integrated BIM workflows into the steel fabrication industry.

01 - Nemetschek Scia has formed a partnership with Design Data's SDS/2 to bring the benefits of the BIM workflow into the steel fabrication industry.

01 – Nemetschek Scia has formed a partnership with Design Data’s SDS/2 to bring the benefits of the BIM workflow into the steel fabrication industry.


“By teaming up with SDS/2, fabricators can now easily leverage BIM models and data, from design through construction. By centralizing all design, project and production information into a single integrated workflow, fabricators can easily monitor and visualize in 3D the status of any part from order to erection,” said Dan Monaghan, US Manager, Nemetschek Scia.

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