With well over 100 years of combined experience MDI & Associates has evolved with the industry from detailing on the drafting board to the integration of CAD and now with the current Building Information Technologies models which optimize the use of CNC programs for plasma cutting, beam lines and more.
A steel detailer is a person who produces detailed drawings for steel fabricators and steel erectors. The detailer prepares detailed plans, drawings and other documents for the manufacture and erection of steel members (columns, beams, braces, trusses, stairs, handrails, joists, metal decking, etc.) used in the construction of buildings, bridges, industrial plans, and nonbuilding structures.
Steel detailers (usually simply called detailers within their field) work closely with architects, engineers, general contractors and steel fabricators. They usually find employment with steel fabricators, engineering firms, or independent steel detailing companies. Steel detailing companies and self-employed detailers subcontract primarily to steel fabricators and sometimes to general contractors and engineers.
Tekla Structures (current version)
SDS2 (current version)
this is a great explanation of our utilization of our current programs!
I am pretty sure I watched something like this in school :)
Hope you learned something today :)