Integrating Engineering and Detailing with RISA and SDS2


While 3-dimensional modeling software has allowed for steel structures to be delivered with greater accuracy and efficiency, engineers and fabricators have historically worked separately to create models that serve their own specific needs. This disconnect opens the door to errors and adds time and effort to already condensed project schedules. However, recent innovations have led to an integrated approach that allows engineers and fabricators to work collaboratively, leveraging important information through model exchange. RISA and SDS2 have worked together to allow engineers and fabricators direct integration between RISA-3D and SDS2, creating a more streamlined path for structural design and detailing. Watch this recorded webinar to learn how to: • Set up advanced options including cardinal point detailing information • Review member design results graphically in RISA-3D • Export RISA-3D geometry/member end reactions for efficient takeoff, cost estimation and/or detailing in SDS2 • Establish "connection cubes" to provide detailed documentation for connection design in SDS2