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> Is anyone aware  of any (reasonably priced) software to assist in the
> design of tapered frame metal buildings. I have found two (Tx & SD) but
> these start at about $50,000 per copy.  We design many of these frames per
> year and the "longhand" time required is considerable.  The types of frames
> we need to design are of the type offered by companies like Butler, Span,
> Ceco etcetera. We have software by Risa, Pframe, and several others but
> they will not correctly design the frames with thin webs that are usually
> associated with typical metal buildings.  Any suggestions ?

It's a two player game in North America if you want to buy. Butler, at
the least, uses their own proprietary software which is not commercially
available.

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Paul Ransom, P. Eng.
Civil/Structural/Project
Burlington, Ontario, Canada
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