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I am in the process of purchasing Visual analysis/design. I will be 
more than will to join a users group.

Peter McCormack

From:           	"John Riley" <jpriley485(--nospam--at)>
To:             	<seaint(--nospam--at)>
Subject:        	Enercalc
Date sent:      	Thu, 9 Mar 2000 08:56:03 -0600
Send reply to:  	seaint(--nospam--at)

> I have used Visual Analysis and Visual Design by Integrated Engineering
> Software for several years.  The first thing I did with these programs was
> to compare results to several textbook examples to verify a) I knew what I
> was doing and b) the programs functioned properly.  Had I observed "bugs" I
> would not be using the software today.  Without trust in the software's
> functionality, wouldn't I need to verify each run by hand?
> John P. Riley, SE
> Riley Engineering
> Blue Grass, Iowa
> PS:  If you use IES software and would like to communicate with other users,
> send me an email.  Or if there is already a forum for discussing the
> software, please clue me in.  There have been instances when I had to rely
> on IES to find my input mistakes.  Seems like there should be a users group
> willing to help out now and again.
> ---------------------------------
> Gerard Madden wrote:.
> In my previous employment, we received the new version of Enercalc. I found
> two bugs in the program . . . .
> Problems.
> Joist & beam program: The demand forces did not match the diagrams.
> Baseplate: The stresses were not being calculated properly.