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So what do you use instead?


-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Lewis <rlewis(--nospam--at)>
To: seaoc(--nospam--at) <seaoc(--nospam--at)>
Cc: seaoc(--nospam--at) <seaoc(--nospam--at)>
Date: Thursday, April 23, 1998 8:42 PM
Subject: Re: Re: COMP Woodworks

>seaoc(--nospam--at),Internet writes:
>I find it pretty remarkable that no one that responded or anyone I know
>the "concept" mode. Does it really take longer to define the geometry than
>to (separately) define the loads for each and every beam?
>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
>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
>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
>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.
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