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- To: "Seaint@Seaint. Org" <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
- Subject: '97 UBC Spreadsheet Data Extraction Tool
- From: "SEConsultant" <seconsultant(--nospam--at)earthlink.net>
- Date: Mon, 15 Nov 1999 10:47:40 -0800
As most of you know, the latest version of the 97 UBC Spreadsheet is available free of charge to the professional community on the www.seaoc.org and www.seaint.org websites.
I have sent another tool to Shafat and Mark Deardorff for upload on these sites. This is a data Extraction tool that helps to automate the process of entering data coordinates from your Autocad drawings (release 14 or later) into the 97 UBC Spreadsheet.
The tool includes two blocks, two data extraction template files and instructions. I assure you that one you use this you will see how easy it is and how if will increase your productivity with the rigid analysis of the 97 UBC Spreadsheet.
The new tool should be available by tonight or tomorrow. Please be patient as the files will be posted as soon as Mark and Shafat have the time to post them.
I expect to have an update to the 97 UBC spreadsheet in the next week or so that will help simplify the final Shearwall deflection analysis and create a printable Shearwall schedule which can be either sticky-backed to your drawings OR inserted as Object in Autocad 2000 for plotting. I will be adding some improvements to this as well and hope to release updates in a timely fashion.
I am in need of someone who has the knowledge to create a VBA routine for the spreadsheet that will extract user input and save it in a separate file. This will allow the user to use only one template or spreadsheet for the evaluation of the data and save the input data in a smaller separate file. The second advantage is that the spreadsheet can then be upgraded and the data inserted into each subsequent upgrade without wasting hard drive space.
If you think you can help with this, please let me know. I'll be grateful for any assistance I can get from spreadsheet knowledgeable users.
Dennis S. Wish, PE
(208) 361-5447 Efax
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