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> You forgot another program that is widely used....
> 
> 2D/3D FRAME ANALYSIS FROM EAGLE POINT 
> Cheaper in cost than STAAD III
> Has both static and dynamic analysis
> Fully graphical input of all information - input file automatically
> generated
> Directly links to Finite Element Analysis for full dynamics including
> time history, etc.
> Works directly inside of AutoCAD, IntelliCAD or Stand Alone with built
> in CAD engine
> Unlimited model size - hardware dependent
> US Codes for steel and concrete
> Model and load input as well as analysis time faster than all others
> listed
> Operates for ACAD 13 & 14, ICAD 98, Windows 95, 98 & NT 3.5, NT 4.0
> 
> 
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> From:
> K.G.Srivalsan(--nospam--at)fluordaniel.com[SMTP:K.G.Srivalsan(--nospam--at)fluordaniel.com]
> Sent: 	Wednesday, October 28, 1998 11:58 AM
> To: 	seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: 	Structural Softwares
> 
>      Hope this would give a brief information about the features and
> the 
>      recommended usage of different structural analysis programs
> mostly 
>      used by different organisations world-wide.
>      
>      
>      RISA3D:
>      Cheaper in cost compared to Staad3.
>      It can carry out basic static and dynamic analysis
>      Ability to model tension/compression only spring elements
>      Operating platforms - DOS,WIN3.1,WIN95/NT
>      Codes-US
>      DXF interface 
>      Speed of solution is fast, model and load input is very easy
>      Maximum size of problem it can solve is limited to 9900 nodes and
> 9900 
>      members/elements in version 3.0
>      
>      
>      STAADIII:
>      More costly than RISA3D.
>      Capable to include both static and dynamic analysis
>      Most widely used program in industry.
>      Codes-US,CANADA,EUROPE,BRITISH,INDIAN etc.
>      Frameworks Interface
>      Speed of solution is slower compared to SAP2000 
>      Model input and load input is not as easy as RISA3D.
>      No limit in node and member size
>      Operating Platforms for ver 22.3 - DOS,WIN 3.1,95 & NT
>      
>      
>      SAP2000:
>      Relatively costlier than STAADIII.
>      Considered to be the best high end analysis program.
>      Handle static,dynamic analysis,advanced dynamic (time history).
>      Modelling using tension/compression only spring elements possible
>      Interface to DXF
>      Codes - US,Europe,British,Canada
>      Model and load input can be compared in easiness with STAAD3
>      Speed of the solution is the fastest
>      No limit in node and member size
>      Operating platform for ver6.10 - Windows 95/NT
>      
>      
>      GTSTRUDL:
>      Costliest when compared to the above 4 programs.
>      Handle static,dynamic analysis,advanced dynamic (time history)
>      Interface to DXF and Frameworks
>      Codes - US,British,
>      Model and load input is not easy
>      Speed of the solution is faster than STAAD3
>      No limit in node and member size
>      Operating platform for ver 9701 - Windows 95/NT and DOS.
>      
>      
>      There are many other softwares like STRAP,AVANSSE PLUS. But these
> 
>      programs are not used in large scale and hence it is only time
> which 
>      will tell us the possibility of extensive  and end use of these 
>      softwares depending on the application and the support offered.
>      
>      
>      Regards to all
>      
>      K.G.SRIVALSAN
>      k.g.srivalsan(--nospam--at)fluordaniel.com
> 
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