You can create fully designed structural bolted connections, with full analysis calculations, according to country codes in Intergraph Smart 3D using the SDS/2 Connect third-party add-on. This new functionality provides substantial reduction in project schedule and design costs by allowing early designed connections, compressing schedule with detailers, permitting other disciplines to model without clashing, examining installation concerns, reducing model transfers, and estimating assembly connections.
You must have Smart 3D SDS/2 Connect (S1BY211AV) from Hexagon PPM to use the functionality in Smart 3D.
SDS/2 Connect for Smart 3D allows connections to be fully designed directly in Smart 3D, without exporting the 3D model to third party steel detailing products. All necessary plates, materials, and bolts are native Smart 3D objects. Connections react to model topology, geometry, and parameter changes. The software allows users to perform their structural design entirely within Smart 3D providing confidence in the design. Engineering companies can transfer model information using a neutral file to fabricators who can then create piece wise drawings and numerical control (NC) information.
See the SDS/2 Connect help available from SDS/2 > Setup > Options for more information on using SDS/2.