Return to index: [Subject] [Thread] [Date] [Author]

RE: Trusjoist customers.

[Subject Prev][Subject Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
Sorry Todd, I disagree with you. I find it relatively easy to use, once 
I familarized myself with the design conventions.

The "load Macros" are a very useful tool (which I did verify by hand 
calcs).

As far as the overhangs, I havent had a problem with a limitation to 
36"?

Peter McCormack


From:           	Todd Hill <thill(--nospam--at)tkarch.com>
To:             	"'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'" <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Subject:        	RE: Trusjoist customers.
Date sent:      	Mon, 18 Sep 2000 17:10:54 -0500
Send reply to:  	seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Organization:   	http://www.seaint.org

> I'm not to impressed with the TJ Beam software.
> I found it hard to check.
> I use Enercalc to design these components.
> The stresses & sections are already in the program.
> The check is simpler also (at least for me). 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Bejan Tehranchi [mailto:dbt(--nospam--at)dbfinc.com]
> Sent: Monday, September 18, 2000 3:37 PM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: RE: Trusjoist customers.
> 
> 
> On this thread...
> 
> Has anyone used Trus Joists TJ Beam software?
> 
> Their salesperson recently installed it on my work station (after an hour
> sale pitch on their floor rating system).  I've previously been using tables
> for simple spans (which takes nearly no time)and hand calcs for overhangs
> (which gets a bit tedious and time consuming).
> 
> Now that I've got this piece of software (and computers are the time saving
> wave of the furture), I've come to find out that the software has had
> purposefully limited as not handle overhangs in excess of 36 inches.
> 
> So now I can either use tables or the software for simple spans (which takes
> more time that tables do).  For the overhangs, I can either have a tech rep
> (a 20 year old with a computer)at Trus Joist run the numbers and recieve a
> fax, or I can crunch the numbers by hand (which a takes slightly more time.
> 
> As far as promptness and courtesy, this one experience has been good.  Their
> catalogs are well laid out, easy to follow, and easy to design with.  The
> saleperson I dealed with previously was a bit condesending (asked me if I
> knew what trib. area was?) and couldn't explain lateral bracing
> requirements.
> 
> David B. Tehranchi
> 
> A pessimist says the glass is half empty,
> An optimist says the glass is half full,
> Ands the engineer says...
>     "It's a good thing I put half my
>      water in a redundant glass"
>                             ---Dilbert
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul Crocker [mailto:paulc(--nospam--at)ckcps.com]
> Sent: Monday, September 18, 2000 1:06 PM
> To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'
> Subject: RE: Trusjoist customers.
> 
> 
> I have had almost the exact opposite experience dealing with TJ products in
> the greater Seattle area.  When I have been passed to a sales person for an
> engineering question, I ask for someone in engineering and an connected
> through.  They have almost always been able to get me the information that I
> need in a timely fashion, and they have been much better than a few of their
> competitors (and there are many, so I don't want to overgeneralize) at
> service/schedule for the contractor.  Perhaps it depends on what region you
> are working in.
> 
> Paul Crocker
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeff Coronado [mailto:"jcse(--nospam--at)flash.net"@flash.net]
> Sent: Saturday, September 16, 2000 4:19 PM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: Re: Trusjoist customers.
> 
> 
> In our office, we have pretty much adopted the stance of staying away
> from Trus Joist and using other manufacturers of engineered lumber.  Our
> issue with them is their lack of technical support.
> 
> ******* ****** ******* ******** ******* ******* ******* ***
> *   Read list FAQ at: http://www.seaint.org/list_FAQ.asp
> *   This email was sent to you via Structural Engineers
> *   Association of Southern California (SEAOSC) server. To
> *   subscribe (no fee) to the list, send email to
> *   admin(--nospam--at)seaint.org and in the body of the message type
> *   "join seaint" (no quotes). To Unsubscribe, send email
> *   to admin(--nospam--at)seaint.org and in the body of the message
> *   type "leave seaint" (no quotes). For questions, send
> *   email to seaint-ad(--nospam--at)seaint.org. Remember, any email you
> *   send to the list is public domain and may be re-posted
> *   without your permission. Make sure you visit our web
> *   site at: http://www.seaint.org
> ******* ****** ****** ****** ******* ****** ****** ********
> 
> 
> ******* ****** ******* ******** ******* ******* ******* *** 
> *   Read list FAQ at: http://www.seaint.org/list_FAQ.asp 
> *   This email was sent to you via Structural Engineers 
> *   Association of Southern California (SEAOSC) server. To 
> *   subscribe (no fee) to the list, send email to 
> *   admin(--nospam--at)seaint.org and in the body of the message type 
> *   "join seaint" (no quotes). To Unsubscribe, send email 
> *   to admin(--nospam--at)seaint.org and in the body of the message 
> *   type "leave seaint" (no quotes). For questions, send 
> *   email to seaint-ad(--nospam--at)seaint.org. Remember, any email you 
> *   send to the list is public domain and may be re-posted 
> *   without your permission. Make sure you visit our web 
> *   site at: http://www.seaint.org 
> ******* ****** ****** ****** ******* ****** ****** ********
> 
> ******* ****** ******* ******** ******* ******* ******* *** 
> *   Read list FAQ at: http://www.seaint.org/list_FAQ.asp 
> *   This email was sent to you via Structural Engineers 
> *   Association of Southern California (SEAOSC) server. To 
> *   subscribe (no fee) to the list, send email to 
> *   admin(--nospam--at)seaint.org and in the body of the message type 
> *   "join seaint" (no quotes). To Unsubscribe, send email 
> *   to admin(--nospam--at)seaint.org and in the body of the message 
> *   type "leave seaint" (no quotes). For questions, send 
> *   email to seaint-ad(--nospam--at)seaint.org. Remember, any email you 
> *   send to the list is public domain and may be re-posted 
> *   without your permission. Make sure you visit our web 
> *   site at: http://www.seaint.org 
> ******* ****** ****** ****** ******* ****** ****** ********
> 



******* ****** ******* ******** ******* ******* ******* *** 
*   Read list FAQ at: http://www.seaint.org/list_FAQ.asp 
*   This email was sent to you via Structural Engineers 
*   Association of Southern California (SEAOSC) server. To 
*   subscribe (no fee) to the list, send email to 
*   admin(--nospam--at)seaint.org and in the body of the message type 
*   "join seaint" (no quotes). To Unsubscribe, send email 
*   to admin(--nospam--at)seaint.org and in the body of the message 
*   type "leave seaint" (no quotes). For questions, send 
*   email to seaint-ad(--nospam--at)seaint.org. Remember, any email you 
*   send to the list is public domain and may be re-posted 
*   without your permission. Make sure you visit our web 
*   site at: http://www.seaint.org 
******* ****** ****** ****** ******* ****** ****** ********