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'Sells more books, dude.

It's like ACAD R12.  Autodesk finally came up with a *great* product and
couldn't stand it.  Consequently they produced and marketed a vastly
inferior R13 which people were coerced into buying.  It was soooo bad that
when R14 came out, people with short memories tho't R14 was the greatest
thing since sliced bread.

My 2 cents.

Fountain E. Conner, P.E.
Gulf Breeze, Fl. 32561

> From: Christopher Wright <chrisw(--nospam--at)>
> To: SEAOC Newsletter <seaint(--nospam--at)>
> Subject: Re: ASD vs. LRFD
> Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2000 8:47 AM
> By far the more interesting question is why AISC (among others) decided 
> the go with LRFD.