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Bill Allen, S.E. (CA #2607)
Laguna Niguel, CA

||-----Original Message-----
||From: Mark E. Deardorff [mailto:MarkD(--nospam--at)]
||Sent: Friday, February 25, 2000 8:54 AM
||To: seaint(--nospam--at)
||Subject: RE: WOOD: Lateral Design Software
||How do you contact them? This price is a little more 
||reasonable. The Simpson site still lists it at the gouge price.
||> -----Original Message-----
||> From: Larry Hauer [mailto:LRHauer(--nospam--at)]
||> Sent: Friday, February 25, 2000 8:05 AM
||> To: INTERNET:seaint(--nospam--at)
||> Subject: WOOD: Lateral Design Software
||> Bill,
||> Keylat recently reduced the price of their software to 
||$250.00, which
||> includes a one day seminar on how to model the buiding being 
||> analyzed. I
||> think their logic was that they had put an enormous amount 
||of time and
||> energy into the program and now, with the implimentation of 
||> the '97 UBC,
||> just about no jurisdiction is actualy requiring the rigidity 
||> analysis, so
||> no one is that interested in these types of programs.
||> Still, eventually we will all have to perform the elaborate rigidity
||> analysis, (municipal building, etc.), so it is probably good 
||> to know how to
||> use these porgrams. I have purchased the Keylat, but have yet 
||> to use it or
||> attend their seminar. I will let you know my opinion of the 
||> program once I
||> get further into it.
||> Larry Hauer, SE