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- Subject: Re: Light Gage Steel Design Software
- From: Dave Morris <davem(--nospam--at)endex.com>
- Date: Sun, 01 Mar 1998 14:57:26 -0800
Warning to any engineers considering purchasing Prop86 for the design of light gage steel sections. The program, which sells for $495 DOES NOT include the shape data bases. When it says that "Manufacturer's rolled shape data bases are avaialble" it means that these data bases are available from the vendor for $95 per manufacturer. So if you use Dietrich and MSMA shapes you would pay $95 each for the data bases. I went back and looked at the sales literature that was supplied by Suretie and although it refers to the shape data bases nowhere does it explain they are an extra charge. It has been our experience with the wood and steel design programs that we have purchased that the shape data bases for steel and wood shapes have always been included. Visual Analysis 3D even includes light gage steel sections in addition to rolled steel shapes, solid sawn timber, glulam beams and a wide variety of other shapes in it's program which coincidentally also costs around $500. Unfortunately Visual Design does not do AISI code checks at this time. The program appears to be well constructed and useful and came to us highly recommended but be advised that you may be spending a little more than you think. At 07:05 PM 2/26/98 -0800, you wrote: >http://members.aol.com/suretieinc/webdoc1.htm > > > >here a very good program to design any light gage element >very good price also > >check it out > >Thanks >
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