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     Although I'm not doing much now because I am running a non-engineering
related business presently, I was in the process of switching over from
board to Intellicad.   Dennis has been assessing the different cad programs
available but what I have found is that the add on's are a big help and the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have a very large collection of free to
download details at

hope this helps!
-----Original Message-----
From: NRoselund(--nospam--at) <NRoselund(--nospam--at)>
To: seaint(--nospam--at) <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Date: Sunday, June 20, 1999 11:15 AM
Subject: Re: TurboCad

>Thanks for the FastCAD recommendation.  Based on your assessment, I'm
>interested in learning more about FastCAD.  I found their webpage and will
>take them up on their 14-day free trial.
>I sometime ago decided that, in one lifetime I don't have the time to be a
>still-learning structural engineer and also become an AutoCAD operator.
>Being a one-man office, there's no one else to turn to for computer
>(my subcontract drafter is less computer-literate than I) so my drawings
>all by hand.  It works fine, and I'm satisfied with my situation for
>stand-alone projects (which most are), but find that my situation
>or eliminates the possibility of working with consultants who expect the
>engineer to be AutoCAD compatible.
>Are there one-person or small offices out there who have made a recent easy
>(or at least not-too-horrible) transition from hand-drawings?  Any tips?
>Nels Roselund
>Structural Engineer