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I believe that it is free to anyone.  You can down load it off of then
ENERCALC web page.

I am sure that Michael Brooks will clarify if I am wrong.

Scott Maxwell, PE, SE


On Mon, 17 Jul 2000, Bill Allen wrote:

> Isn't Fast Frame only free if you are a registered owner of the Structural
> Engineering Library?
> 
> just curious,
> 
> Bill Allen, S.E. (CA #2607)
> ALLEN DESIGNS
> Laguna Niguel, CA
> http://www.AllenDesigns.com
> 
> ||-----Original Message-----
> ||From: Paul_Reilly(--nospam--at)dot.ca.gov [mailto:Paul_Reilly(--nospam--at)dot.ca.gov]
> ||Sent: Friday, July 14, 2000 8:41 AM
> ||To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> ||Subject: RE: Truss computer program
> ||
> ||
> ||
> ||"Fastframe" is available as a free download at Enercalc.com.
> || Nicely done,
> ||good docs on local and global node conventions.  'Frame
> ||wizard' utility
> ||makes for a fast study.
> ||
> ||
> ||
> ||
> ||
> ||"Ron Hill" <ronhill(--nospam--at)hillce.com> on 07/14/2000 07:59:00 AM
> ||
> ||Please respond to seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> ||
> ||To:   <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
> ||cc:
> ||Subject:  RE: Truss computer program
> ||
> ||
> ||Scott,
> ||
> ||You can write your own program.  The BASIC code is listed in
> ||the following
> ||book and does not seem to be over 150 lines long.
> ||
> ||"Structural Analysis on Microcomputers"  Wang, ISBN 0-02-424500-3
> ||
> ||CHAPTER 3 TRUSS ANALYSIS BY METHODS OF JOINTS
> ||CHAPTER 4 TRUSS ANALYSIS BY DISPLACEMENT METHOD
> ||
> ||Ron Hill, P.E.
> ||HILL Consulting Engineering
> ||Birmingham, Alabama  USA
> ||Phone: 205.823.4784
> ||FAX: 205.823.4145
> ||Email: ronhill(--nospam--at)hillce.com
> ||Efax: 509.275.8095
> ||http:\\www.hillce.com
> ||
> ||
> ||-----Original Message-----
> ||From: Scott E Maxwell [mailto:smaxwell(--nospam--at)engin.umich.edu]
> ||Sent: Friday, July 14, 2000 9:01 AM
> ||To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> ||Subject: Re: Truss computer program
> ||
> ||
> ||I agree that using a standard analysis package is the way to
> ||go, but some
> ||people in this would want everything on a silver platter.
> ||
> ||I just use standard analysis packages, but I was asked by
> ||others to see if
> ||a truss program was available.  Not that I do trusses too often myself
> ||anyway.
> ||
> ||Thanks,
> ||
> ||Scott Maxwell, PE, SE
> ||
> ||
> ||On Thu, 13 Jul 2000, Bill Polhemus wrote:
> ||
> ||> I just did a box truss design, for a highway bridge
> ||cantilever support
> ||> structure, using VisualAnalysis. Though it was my first
> ||time using the
> ||program,
> ||> it worked quite well! (Thanks in part to the help I got
> ||from the good
> ||folks at
> ||> IES via the new IESUG support
> ||list--mailto:iesug-request(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc--shameless
> ||> plug!)
> ||>
> ||> I do agree that there are "special" considerations with
> ||trusses, esp.
> ||since they
> ||> tend to use more "unusual" structural shapes. Mine was made up of
> ||structural
> ||> angles, which VisualDesign does not YET handle the special case
> ||for--that's
> ||> coming up in VisualDesign 4 this September (or so).
> ||>
> ||> But I agree that a general purpose structural analysis
> ||program SHOULD be
> ||all you
> ||> need.
> ||>
> ||> Ed.Haninger(--nospam--at)fluor.com wrote:
> ||> >
> ||> > I wouldn't overlook the general purpose structural
> ||analysis program.
> ||>
> ||
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