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Re: "Steel Detailing Software Comparison", Modern Steel Construction, June 1998.

Take a look at SDS/2.  Most of the fabricators, and detailers I know use SDS/2.  It is a bit costly.

Harold Sprague, PE
Krawinkler, Luth & Assoc.

-----Original Message-----
From:	Serna Oliveira, Miguel Angel [SMTP:maserna(--nospam--at)]
Sent:	Thursday, July 02, 1998 9:51 AM
To:	seaoc(--nospam--at)
Subject:	Steel Detailing 

> I have to decide which software to use for 3-D Detailing System for
> Structural Steel. 
> I have received information on three packages (all of them from Europe): 
> StruCad, from ACECAD Software (UK)
> SteelCad, from CADEX (Finland)
> X-Steel, from CSC (UK-Finland)
> All of them claim to be the best and the market leader. In fact they all
> look very good and powerful.
> Is anybody on the SEAOC list familiar with any of these packages? 
> Thanks for your help.
Professor Miguel A. Serna
School of Engineering
University of Navarra
email: maserna(--nospam--at)