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ISU drafting program receives software totaling $690,000

Posted January 15, 2008

The Idaho State University Computer Aided Design Drafting Technology program recently received 23 licenses/seats from Design Data for SDS/2 (Steel Design and Detail Software) to be used in training future graduates. With each seat retailing at $30,000 the total value of this donation to the program is $690,000.

The computer aided design drafting program trains students to work on many levels in the broad spectrum of machine and structural drafting and design. The new software will be used in the drafting technology classes (CADD 131 and CADD 132). Students will complete applied projects in steel detailing, including beam, column and brace design.

Will Fanning, program coordinator states, “With the addition of this software to our program students will be more marketable on a regional basis, across the country and around the world.”

Over 16,000 users throughout the world including Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, South America and the United States are using SDS/2. The addition of SDS/2 to the program will provide graduates opportunities for high-tech careers in structural steel detailing and engineering.

For more information about the ISU Computer Aided Design Drafting program, please contact 208-282-2622.