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Tekla Structures

Blackstone Group uses the latest version of Tekla Structures to make accurate 3D models to help structural engineers, designers, detailers, fabricators, contractors and project managers during every stage of construction. Using this platform helps create, combine, manage and share information with remarkable efficiency.

Tekla Structures facilitates the constructible BIM process; sharing reliable project information to deliver our best detailing & connection design work in less time, every time.


Blackstone Groups also utilizes SDS2 software and trained SDS2 specialists resulting in accelerated work with fewer errors. SDS2 includes real-world intelligence with automated design features that account for structural integrity, constructability, and functional erectability,


SDS2 is a great solution in steel detailing, covering your project needs in structural and miscellaneous steel, automated connection design, and seamless BIM integrations. This platform helps enhance workflows from estimating to fabrication and delivery. Blackstone uses the latest versions of SDS2 to maximize efficiency, enhanced modeling, detailing, and fabrication integrations

Advanced Steel

Advance Steel software drives collaboration between Blackstone’s engineers, detailers and our fabricator clients while improving coordination and design intent. With Advance Steel, Blackstone can:

  • Achieve a seamless design and detailing workflow for projects in BIM
  • Move rapidly from design to fabrication
  • Create accurate drawings and data for fabrication
  • Automatically generate and update steel fabrication deliverables. Create model-driven shop deliverables and NC files to streamline fabrication and installation.
  • Share, refine, and sync design data with Revit, AutoCAD, Navisworks, Robot Structural Analysis, and Autodesk Docs.
  • Connect steel detailing and design data to BIM and CAD workflows for efficient project delivery.


Blackstone’s detailing teams use of AutoCAD to support creativity with automation, collaboration, and machine-learning. AutoCAD helps us to detail and annotate 2D geometry and 3D models with solids, surfaces, and mesh objects.

Using Autocad, we can automate tasks such as comparing drawings, counting objects, adding blocks, creating schedules, and more. The latest versions of this powerful software helps us to maximize productivity with add-on apps and APIs

BIM Collaboration

Blackstone Group uses 3D modeling software for most steel fabrication and building construction projects. These software platforms help plan the work, aid in the flow of fabrication and allow us to identify errors quickly. 3D models provide the geometric base for BIM (Building Information Modeling) allowing for construction trade collaboration as well as the visualization of building elements.

Blackstone also uses the 3D digital model as the basis for information exchange between other software platforms. Whether material ordering, processing or machine code, Blackstone works with our clients to provide the correct data exchanges.

If the project BIMXP (BIM Execution Plan) requires participation in BIM project meeting, we are prepared to offer that service. If this service is required, please let us know so we can plan and set aside time in the project schedule. If you need a simple IFC, XML files, or other format, please let us know. Our model submittals follow the AIA and BIMForum guidelines for LOD (level of Development) for elements within the model when submitting for coordination and use.