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- From: rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org (Richard Lewis)
- Date: 05 Aug 1997 15:29:56 GMT
Bill Allen, S.E. wrote: > If your analysis needs are not very demanding (i.e., you don't need 3D, or > non-linear analysis), you might want to look at Enercalc's FastFrame. I > recently posted a comment that I down > loaded a Beta version (5.0.8) > The only functional problem I was having it turns out was > "operator problems". > The only two other problems I had were more cosmetic. The header did not > print my company name, etc. properly Michael has said that he has fixed > this. The other item is, when viewing the graphic results, the Moment > Diagrams did not change when the load combination selection was changed. I would caution anyone using a "BETA" version of FASTFRAME for use in an actual design. This program still has some bugs that need to be worked out. In fact, users of BETA programs are supposed to report bugs to the programmers so they can fix them. I reported some myself, the more serious of which have already been fixed. But there remains some bugs that may or may not be a problem for users, depending on how carefully they look at the results. The diagrams for shear, moment and deflection when you look at the overall frame are not always correct, while the same diagrams for the indiviual elements are correct and differ from what you see on the overall frame. To a trained eye, you can see the error and use the values that are correct. Just remember, the new Windows version of Fastframe is still a "beta" release, and should be used with caution. We need to give Michael Brooks some time to get feedback from users and correct known bugs before it should be used as an office design and analysis tool. When complete, I think this will be a very good 2-D frame program. Lynn --- Internet Message Header Follows --- Received: from server1.seaoc.org (bqe.com [126.96.36.199]) by host1.texramp.net (8.8.5/8.8.5) with SMTP id QAA16961 for <rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org>; Fri, 21 Mar 1997 16:06:07 -0600 (CST) Received: from beach.silcom.com by server1.seaoc.org (NTList 3.02.10) id fa010327; Fri, 21 Mar 1997 13:51:38 -0800 Received: from lhoward.ten.net by beach.silcom.com (940816.SGI.8.6.9/SMI-4.1) id NAA25298; Fri, 21 Mar 1997 13:48:17 -0800 Message-ID: <33330278.7000(--nospam--at)silcom.com> Date: Fri, 21 Mar 1997 13:49:44 -0800 From: Lynn Howard <lhoward(--nospam--at)silcom.com> X-Mailer: Mozilla 3.0Gold (Win95; I) MIME-Version: 1.0 To: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org Subject: Re: GOOD STRUCTURAL PROGRAMS References: <199703211620.LAA27712(--nospam--at)cliff.cris.com> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Reply-To: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org Error-To: seaoc-ad(--nospam--at)seaoc.org X-Loop: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org X-Info: [SEAOC] Owner: seaoc-ad(--nospam--at)seaoc.org X-POP3-Rcpt: seaoc-ad(--nospam--at)seaoc.org X-Sender: seaoc-ad(--nospam--at)seaoc.org Precedence: list X-ListMember: rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org [seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org] __________________________________________________ Richard Lewis, P.E. Missionary TECH Team rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org The service mission like-minded Christian organizations may turn to for technical assistance and know-how.
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