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RE: Robot 97 ???

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How about ETABS and STAAD Pro

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> From: 	David Handy[SMTP:dhandy(--nospam--at)]
> Reply To: 	seaint(--nospam--at)
> Sent: 	Friday, January 07, 2000 10:25 AM
> To: 	seaint(--nospam--at)
> Subject: 	Robot 97 ???
> I am currently reviewing Robot 97 with hopes of buying some USEFUL
> software.
> Any comments on this one?
> I am looking for the most useful software in terms of all around analysis
> and design (Canadian Limit States Design). It also has to cost a
> reasonable
> amount of money, which in my view can't exceed CAN$3000 by too much. It
> seems to be very well featured with a pretty good learning curve. The
> AVwin
> software made available to the group a year or so is quite good and fast
> but the design aspects are not relevant to me. A few attempts to correlate
> it to the Canadian codes did not work too well. Plus this is a wasted
> step. 
> I expect someone out there is using it or has given it a very good test
> drive. I have not seen a graphical user interface this good on anything
> else especially with respect to the loading input.
> Thanks in advance for responding.
> David Handy, P.Eng.
> dhandy(--nospam--at)
> The Thompson Rosemount Group, Cornwall, Ont. Canada
> Opinions expressed are personal only.