Design Data Named an Autodesk AEC Industry Partner

LINCOLN, Neb. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — December 6, 2011 — Design Data, a leading provider of 3D detailing and Building Information Modeling (BIM) software, announced it has been chosen as an AEC Industry Partner by Autodesk, Inc., a world leader in 2D and 3D design and engineering software for the manufacturing, building and construction, and media and entertainment markets.

"Together, our companies will leverage our collective expertise to not only enhance our existing products, but to create innovative products and support the work processes of the future," said Doug Evans, Design Data's vice president of sales. "We're looking forward to expanding globally and into new markets domestically through Autodesk's worldwide reach."

Design Data's recent release of SDS/2 Connect, an add-in for Autodesk Revit Structure software that automatically designs connections within the Revit environment, provides the foundation for the partnership. The combination of Revit Structure with SDS/2 Connect helps make it possible for structural engineers and fabricators to design, conduct code check analysis, and extend steelwork designs to fabrication within a BIM workflow.

"Fabricators and structural engineers will benefit greatly from the partnership between Autodesk and Design Data in being able to realize a seamless integration between Revit Structure for BIM and connection design with the SDS/2 Connect add-in for Revit Structure," said Tom Culotta Sr., manager of AEC industry partnerships at Autodesk.

As an Autodesk AEC Industry Partner, Design Data and Autodesk will work together in delivering tightly integrated, industry-specific software solutions that leverage the power of Autodesk's 3D modeling and simulation technologies to create competitive advantage for customers. Autodesk works with industry partners to combine the resources, ideas, and creative thinking of trailblazing companies.

About Design Data
Headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska, since 1981, Design Data produces innovative BIM software for the steel industry’s engineering, detailing and fabrication sectors, and is an Autodesk AEC Industry Partner. SDS/2 software products provide automatic detailing, engineering information, fabrication data and much more, reducing the time required to design, detail, fabricate and erect steel. For additional information, visit

Autodesk and Revit are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates, in the USA and/or other countries.




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