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- From: "Dennis S. Wish PE" <wish(--nospam--at)cyberg8t.com>
- Date: Sat, 29 Jun 1996 21:10:14 -0700
---------- > From: Shake4bake(--nospam--at)aol.com > To: seaoc(--nospam--at)power.net > Subject: [SEAOC] Software > Date: Saturday, June 29, 1996 11:32 AM > > I'm interested in any/all comments regarding the following: > > Autocad LT users - What add ons are you using? > > Windows 95 - Has anyone experienced problems with DOS based programs such as > Enercalc, RetainPro (I recently received an upgrade offer for Win95 version) > or Risa running under Windows 95. > > Thanks in advance, > > Mark Mark, I find that all of the programs that you mention, with the exception of AutoCad Lt, work well under '95 so long as you run the program from a DOS Window within '95. I have run into a small problem with Enercalc and Window's '95, but I'm not sure if it is a software problem or not. I recently performed a wood beam analysis and found the results to be 90% of the allowable bending stress. When I ran the same spreadsheet a second time (about a week later) I found the beam to be 17% overstressed. I checked the input and found this to be consistant. The program determined the Allowable stress at a higher value the first time than the second. To make a long story short, the input was not to blame. I think there may have been a problem with the results as a result of not enough conventional memory. I haven't called Mike Brooks yet about this. Fortunately I caught the problem and learned a valuable lesson. I now check my results very carefully rather than take the calculated values are arbitrarily correct. This is a good lesson for all to learn. I'm not sure about AutoCad Lt since I don't run this software. Possibly someone else can be more precise on this one. If anyone has had a problem with Enercalc results operating in a Dos Window in '95 please let me know. Dennis S. Wish PE ...
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