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- From: JAKABY(--nospam--at)aol.com
- Date: Fri, 12 Feb 1999 11:09:55 EST
The IES(Integrated Engineering Software) web site address is: www.iesweb.com My office uses Visual Analysis and Visual Design. I have been quite satisfied with the program. As with all software, there are always limitations to what you can do. Input of member loads is a pain because you have to generate each uniform and/or point load seperately. Generating the structural model is great. Output format is not the greatest: form feed, page numbers...etc. You have to work around in a word processing program to get the report formatted right. This should be in the analysis software. They may have fixed this in the recent upgrade. I would not compare STADD/PRO directly to Visual Analysis/Design. Visual Analysis is much easier to work with and the technical support is 10 times more responsive. Comparing STAADIII to Visual Analysis is appropriate. STAAD/PRO is a full design system that includes CADD drafting overlay with "seamless" design that allows you to layout, design analize and produce construction documents from one system. Sounds great and I think thats where the future is .... but we're NOT there YET! Now if only the software could build it..... Good Luck Tom Jakaby, SE Jakaby Engineering San Jose, CA
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