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Well, you could write your own. URS Greiner should be able to do that. BTW,
I concur with your comments regarding SEL 5.0.

Bill Allen

> From: lsmith(--nospam--at)
> To: seaoc(--nospam--at)
> Cc: skramer(--nospam--at)
> Subject: COMP:Design Programs
> Date: Monday, February 16, 1998 8:08 AM
> Our structures group at my office is currently re-evaluating our design
> program choices.  One of our biggest needs is an
> "all-encompassing" program which does design of certain element types
> as concrete beams, steel beams/columns,
> base plates, retaining walls, footings, composite beams, etc. to name a
> few.
> Currently we have been using Enercalc but are disappointed in the latest
> release we have (5.0).  Although it has an attractive layout, we
> feel that the applications are somewhat difficult to enter data in and
> as effeciently as we'd like.  There are also printing problems
>  as well as questionable design operations.  We are looking into
> alternatives.
> Has anyone tried a program like the one I've mentioned?  What about STAAD
> PRO?  Please let me know your pros and cons
> and thanks in advance for your assistance.
> Lorenzo