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- From: rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org (Richard Lewis)
- Date: 05 Aug 1997 15:30:42 GMT
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) and had difficulty with using the program. When I used the software, I was in a hurry to do a job and didn't have (take?) the time to call Enercalc about the problem I was having. I just assumed that there was going to be more work done on the software and I would wait for the final release. I dumped the software and rebuilt the model in STAAD3. Since then, I have taken the time to look at the problems I was having with the software. The only functional problem I was having it turns out was "operator problems". While creating a data file, I've got this bad habit of saving all the time. Some habits are hard to break. Apparently the software is build on a database platform so that the data is automatically saved immediately after data entry. Therefore, the only "save" option is "save as" so the user can replicate files. 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. There is a work around by clicking on the load combination tab at the top and then going back to the plot view. I discussed this item with Michael and he is currently working on this. The "upside" to this software is that it is TREMENDOUSLY easy to use. For those of you that have complaints about problems with software manuals, this will not be the case with Fast Frame. You don't need one! I've never been able to build a frame model, view and print results as quickly as I have been able to do with Fast Frame. I recommend that for those of you who do not have sophisticated analysis needs to look at this program. ---------- > From: Bill Sherman <SHERMANWC(--nospam--at)cdm.com> > To: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org > Subject: Re: GOOD STRUCTURAL PROGRAMS > Date: Thursday, March 20, 1997 9:01 PM > > > Per Bill Polhemus: > >In general, I have found over my eight years of using STAAD III (user > since around version 7 or so), that it's not really the PROGRAM ITSELF, > that's the problem, but rather Research Engineers. < > > I would echo this opinion - the basic program isn't that bad but the > documentation and correction of bugs is severely lacking. While the program > does have some "real" bugs, many of the bugs I've found are simply a lack of > documentation of the program, such that results may not be what you expected. > I've suggested some areas to be clarified to RE, but they appear to ignore > such suggestions. > > We will continue to use STAAD III, but we are considering buying RISA 2D for > use on simpler frame models. Years ago I used STRUDL (on a mainframe) and > thought the documentation at that time was better - is anyone familiar with > the current WINSTRUDL program? How good is the documentation provided? > > > --- Internet Message Header Follows --- Received: from server1.seaoc.org (bqe.com [18.104.22.168]) by host1.texramp.net (8.8.5/8.8.5) with SMTP id KAA13960 for <rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org>; Fri, 21 Mar 1997 10:43:05 -0600 (CST) Received: from darius.concentric.net by server1.seaoc.org (NTList 3.02.10) id ta010289; Fri, 21 Mar 1997 08:23:15 -0800 Received: from cliff.cris.com (cliff.cris.com [22.214.171.124]) by darius.concentric.net (8.8.5/(97/03/20 3.25)) id LAA14042; Fri, 21 Mar 1997 11:20:21 -0500 (EST) [1-800-745-2747 The Concentric Network] Errors-To: <ballense(--nospam--at)concentric.net> Received: from ALLENDESIGNS (61012d0009la.concentric.net [126.96.36.199]) by cliff.cris.com (8.8.5) id LAA27712; Fri, 21 Mar 1997 11:20:18 -0500 (EST) Message-Id: <199703211620.LAA27712(--nospam--at)cliff.cris.com> From: "Bill Allen, S.E." <ballense(--nospam--at)concentric.net> To: <seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org> Subject: Re: GOOD STRUCTURAL PROGRAMS Date: Fri, 21 Mar 1997 08:09:51 -0800 X-MSMail-Priority: Normal X-Priority: 3 X-Mailer: Microsoft Internet Mail 4.70.1155 MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 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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