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- To: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org
- Subject: Re: Re: COMP Woodworks
- From: rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org (Richard Lewis)
- Date: 23 Apr 1998 20:08:30 GMT
- Cc: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org
seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org,Internet writes: I find it pretty remarkable that no one that responded or anyone I know uses the "concept" mode. Does it really take longer to define the geometry than to (separately) define the loads for each and every beam? Thanks, Bill I used it several years ago and it was very awkward. I used it on a two story dormitory type structure with a post and beam foundation. If memory serves me correctly I had problems with lack of memory (the computers, not mine). I couldn't fit the whole structure in at one time but had to break it into 1/4 areas do to programs limits, not my computers memory. Also, the first floor beams were carrying first and second floor loads. There was no provision for live load reduction so I had to run all 4 areas twice. The first to size the joists and the second to size the beams. Plus, as I recall, we had to make a lot of load types for different areas. Say I had an area of 40psf with a span of 10 ft. and 14 ft. If I didn't put them into different load types then I got one result which was the 14 ft. span. I ended up with quite a few loading patterns which were identical, except that the joist spans differed. It took a lot of time to do this. I was using V1.0C. I don't know if how it has been upgraded. __________________________________________________ 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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