I have been using CFS by Bob Glauz out of Missouri Raliegh. 816-524-5596
Believe he has a web site now also. Have talked with Brad Beczkalo
770-944-1828 out of Atlanta who has been doing light gage for almost 20
years and likes CFS or at least he did a couple of years ago. I have done
some 5 & 6 story load bearing light gage with the program. Dean Peyton at
dpeyton(--nospam--at)anderson-peyton.com has also been quite involved with light gage.
They have done some 8 story buildings. Not sure the software being utlized.
The program allows you to easily create almost any shape you want even built
up members. It gives you effective sections, web crippling, deflections,
etc. Look into it.
James Lane, P.E.
Senior Structural Engineer
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