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Optimize Your Connection Design Workflows with SDS2 and IDEA StatiCa

SDS2 and IDEA StatiCa are two of the biggest players when it comes to intelligent steel connection design—and now, with IDEA StatiCa’s latest release and their new SDS2 BIM link, you can easily integrate these two powerful tools. In this joint webinar, we’ll walk you through a complete connection design workflow, showing you how to export and synchronize SDS2’s automated connections directly to IDEA StatiCa, complete with all beams, cross sections, and operations. You’ll learn how SDS2’s automated connections complement IDEA StatiCa’s unique design and analysis capabilities and discover how to optimize your steel designs to save time and money on your next project. 



Dave Eckrote, P.E. | Director, IDEA StatiCa 

Dave is the Director of IDEA StatiCa's office, a global company known for its structural engineering software solutions. With nearly 30 years of experience in the structural engineering industry, Dave has worn multiple hats, ranging from construction inspection to design to starting the US office for IDEA StatiCa.  A licensed Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania, Dave is also a proud graduate of Drexel University. 


Jalpesh Patel | Engineering Specialist , SDS2 and ALLPLAN

Jalpesh is a highly qualified and experienced civil engineer, with a Master's degree and over ten years of diverse industry experience. Specialzing in structural systems, he is dedicated to project success through innovative technology implementation. In his current role, he works with engineering customers to ensure a smooth implementation of SDS2.


Josh Hawley | Senior Technical Consultant, SDS2 

Josh has been in the steel industry for 16 years. During that time he has been a steel detailer, checker, project manager, trainer and a drafting instructor at a local community college. As the Solutions Consultant at SDS2, Josh is responsible for sales, customer satisfaction, and overall product awareness.

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