Steel Detailing Services and Productivity Software

Welcome to South Fork Technologies SDS2 steel detailing company website! I am a provider of accurate economical steel detailing services and productivity software to help people in the steel fabrication industry. I use the SDS2 3D Steel Detailing System to provide the highest level of automation available in the steel construction industry. I have a long history of providing quality detailing services for my customers serving the steel fabrication and construction industries. Please see my steel detailing page for more information about my services and 20-plus-year project history.

Detailing Dimensions Tab
Design Properties Tab
Material Takeoff Tab

ShapeBook is the ultimate structural steel quick reference and estimating software for steel industry professionals. ShapeBook is based on the AISC Steel Construction Manual 15th Edition plus the addition of large pipe sizes, small bar size materials, plate, flat bar, round bar, and square bar in US imperial and metric units. ShapeBook is the steel shape reference software of choice among steel construction professionals and students.

If you are looking for an affordable solution for estimating steel and coatings, look no further. The ShapeBook software is much more than just a steel shape reference. It includes a powerful estimating tool for steel, and coatings. The "Material Takeoff Tab" extends the weight, surface area, and pricing for all of the items in your material list".

The take-off material list can be easily revised and manipulated. List items can be deleted, re-priced, and sorted. The take-off material list will automatically expand and contract in length as the ShapeBook widow size is adjusted. The lists can be saved to files on your drive and loaded back into ShapeBook or imported into spreadsheet or database software. The "Print List" command prints the list with a custom title, date, page numbers, line numbers, and includes column and row outlines. The lists can be used as an advanced bill of materials if needed.

This new Windows 11 release of ShapeBook and ShapeBookWith2D3DSteel provides a handy touch interface for Windows devices, uses version 15.0 of the AISC database, and continues the 20 plus year legacy of the ShapeBook and 2D3DSteel software. For more information and to download a 30-day free trial visit our ShapeBook and ShapeBookWith2D3DSteel page.

StairCalculator is a dimension calculation tool for building structural steel and aluminum stairs. It provides imperial or metric dimensional calculations for steel stair stringers, including length, miter, and bevel cuts, running dimensions for tread holes in the web and running dimensions for handrail post holes in the flange. With a choice of three framing conditions at the top and bottom, bolted or welded treads, and stringer material from the AISC Shapes Database v15.0 November 2017 edition, StairCalculator can calculate dimensions for almost any stair stringer configuration. The calculator accepts negative dimensions for some inputs so you can move the stringer above or below the finished floor and above or below the nosing line giving StairCalculator the flexibility you need when drawing, checking, and fabricating steel and aluminum stairs.

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Feet and Inch Engineering Tools is an advanced RPN construction calculator software solution built for feet & inches dimensional mathamatics used in steel detailing, structural engineering, & building construction. The software runs on HP48G, HP49G, & HP50G Handheld Graphing Calculators and their emulators on PC's, laptops, tablets, & smartphones, keeping the software at your fingertips wherever you work.

This software provides an essential set of integrated tools for steel detailers, engineers, and contractors. This software allows the user to solve simple or complex dimensional geometry in feet and inches without working with decimal equivalents. You can store all of the critical angles and dimensions for any project in your calculator or in a file on your personal computer. The data can be loaded back into your calculator whenever you need it. Click here for more information, or to purchase a license with a 30 day money back guarantee.

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