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RE: COMP: CRSI Concrete Design Programs

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This is my first real post, so I apologize in advance to Bill Allen and
Dennis Wish for however I will offend them.

We purchased a couple of programs a long time ago - one for pile caps
and one for concrete columns.  The CRSI manual is much more useful for
columns, although the program did estimate costs.  The pilecap program
was good.  This was in DOS's heyday, and the programs were copy
protected by a key disk.  This was and continues to be a nuisance.  We
have no recent experience with their programs, so I don't know if they
are Windows compatible.

Patrick B. Nickel, SE
Paragon Structural Design
Phoenix, AZ
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From: lsmith(--nospam--at)ursgreiner.com
To: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org
Subject: COMP: CRSI Concrete Design Programs
Date: Tuesday, March 17, 1998 1:48PM

I have some questions for anyone familiar with CRSI and specifically,
their
computer programs which supposedly design various concrete elements such
as
tanks and slabs.  There is a package they currently offer entitled
BESTCOMP
which is a collection of 29 programs which design said elements. If
anyone
has used these programs or other programs from CRSI, please name the
program and let me know your opinions on the following:

Do the programs work efficiently and accurately? Do they print properly?

Do the programs run on windows 95/NT properly?

Have you found the programs easy to use and well documented?  Do you
recommend them?

Thank you in advance!

Lorenzo