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I apologize.  Yes there is a square root symbol.  It is similar to a check
mark with a short horizontal section (there is no doubt that it is a square
root symbol).  The symbol is placed before a parenthesis that encloses the
function for which the square root is to be computed.

My point was that the calculations are linear in presentation as opposed to
MathCad which has a square root symbol that has an extended horizontal bar
that goes over the top of the entire function.  The parenthesis is not

I do not own Tedds.  I just have a demonstration CD.  I do own MathCad.
Tedds appears to be very good software that integrates a lot of engineering
functions, making the development of calculations very efficient.  

Both calculation softwares have their strengths and limitations.  Both are
worthy of consideration.  Engineers should consider both softwares for
calculation development.  Engineers can save a tremendous amount of time and
increase accuracy with the use of calculation generating software.  

The primary difference is in the presentation.  As I stated, the
presentation is linear in Tedds and more like a hand calculation with
MathCad (numerators above the denominator in fractions, summation symbols
with the appropriate variable locations, etc.).

This is not intended as a full review of either software package.  Just a
note of a difference in presentation.

Harold Sprague

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Carl Taylor [SMTP:carl.taylor(--nospam--at)]
> Sent:	Thursday, March 09, 2000 9:48 AM
> To:	seaint(--nospam--at)
> Subject:	RE: Tedds Software
> I hate to pick Harold up, but in fact the traditional square root symbol
> is
> available in TEDDS.
> TEDDS works inside Word and is designed as an automated calc pad for
> engineers, the documents produced can include formulae, text and sketches
> -
> just like hand calculations.  Harold is correct in that there are some
> differences in the style of presentation, but most engineers like the look
> of TEDDS calculations.
> If anyone would like to see sample calcs I'd be glad to send them some.
> Regards,
> Carl Taylor
> CSC (NA) Ltd
> Atlanta
> 770-541-4690
> carl.taylor(--nospam--at)
> web site:
> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Sprague, Harold O. [mailto:SpragueHO(--nospam--at)]
> Sent:	Wednesday, March 08, 2000 6:38 PM
> To:	seaint(--nospam--at)
> Subject:	RE: Tedds Software
> The one thing that MathCad has over Tedds is the format of the formulas.
> The formulas in MathCad look like hand generated calculations (square
> roots
> look like square roots).  The Tedds formulas look like a spreadsheet
> (square
> roots are quantities in parenthesis raised to the 1/2 power).
> Regards,
> Harold Sprague