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At 07:22 PM 2/10/96 -0800, you wrote:
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>The first thing you and your professors need to realize is that very few 
>engineering offices use Mac's.  I have never seen one in the many places 
>I have worked, and none of the companies I know of around here use them. 
> Therefore, the most usefull thing you could do would be to dump your 
>Mac's and get some Intel chip computers.
>Then, for 2D design and analysis, try Enercalc & Fastframe, RISA2D and  
>STAAD.  For 3D, try ETABS, SAP90, RISA3D.  There are many others, and 
>these aren't necessarily the best.  But they are very popular packages.
>To my knowledge, none of these run on a Mac.
>Lynn


Thank you for the quick response.

        We are planning on changing our system to IBM or Compatible
computers.  I have fought with the department about this for a while and an
instructor that use to run the lab refused to switch over.  Fortunately he
is retiring this spring and our new department head Mr. Paul Fratesa is
asking me to make a wish list and try to get some computers that our
students can really learn on.

        I will use the information you gave me for my meeting with Mr.
Fratesa on friday. Thank you very much.

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_/Marlou B. Rodriguez				  _/
_/SEAOC Fundraising Coordinator (Student Chapter) _/
_/	Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo		  _/
_/ARCE Computer Lab Manager			  _/
_/	Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo		  _/
_/email:	mbrodrig(--nospam--at)oboe.aix.calpoly.edu	  _/
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