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>From: 	James_F_Fulton(--nospam--at)rohmhaas.com[SMTP:James_F_Fulton(--nospam--at)rohmhaas.com]
>Sent: 	Wednesday, March 19, 1997 3:39 PM
>To: 	seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org
>Subject: 	GOOD STRUCTURAL PROGRAMS
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>In response to an earlier comments on STAAD3, I would be interested in 
>knowing what other programs structural engineers on the listserver have
found
>to be generally better to use than STAAD3 (and why).  I am particularly 
>interested in petrochemical type structures, mainly braced structural steel 
>construction. Thanks.





There is a 4-month-young package IFAS (v1.0), for WIN 95/NT, that is an
integrated system for 3D frame structure analysis with preprocessor,
postprocessor, analysis kernel, eBOOK, and another applications. There
is no text files for users to read or modify. Users can set up and
unlimitedly modify structure in graphics. IFAS provides a (fully
interactive) environment for users to handle a structure totally in
graphical interfaces. In order to provide more user-friendly interfaces,
the preprocessor has more than 4.4 mega-byte executable codes. This is
not for sell, but for free download (ziped-size 7 MB) at
http://www.equation.com

The present release (v1.0) introduces many graphical interfaces and
techniques, but the kernel is only for linear static and mode-shape
analysis (too bad!). A demo-engine can run the preprocessor
automatically.

The next release (v2.0 in May/June) will have more analysis power for
dynamic analysis, construction analysis, special structure (confined
supports, member release, tension/compression-only member,,,). IFAS is
too young.

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