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Bill

How much is VisualAnalysis snd do they have a web site?

Thanks

> [Original Message]
> From: Bill Polhemus <bpolhem(--nospam--at)swbell.net>
> To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
> Date: 11/13/00 3:33:33 PM
> Subject: Re: STAADPro, STAAD etc
>
> I will add my testimony to that of Ghassem. I used STAAD for YEARS,
basically
> because that was what was used wherever I happened to be working.
> 
> However, when I hung up my own shingle, I looked around for an
alternative.
> 
> I personally recommend VisualAnalysis. It is INCREDIBLY easy to use and,
while
> it doesn't have the bells and whistles of the really heavy-lifting
programs like
> SAP (and it has a FAR lower price-point, besides), it does 99% of
anything I'd
> ever want to do with it.
> 
> STAAD is an attempt to shoe-horn ANCIENT analysis technology onto new
hardware
> and software systems, and the seams show dreadfully.
> 
> You'd do better to look elsewhere.
> 
> I can vouch for the fact that the folks at IES (VisualAnalysis' creators)
have
> been FABULOUS in the area of product support. In two instances, I found
> legitimate bugs, and they sent out a fix to ALL users within a day or so!
> 
> Contrast that with REI (STAAD), whose answer to "bugs" is for you to
upgrade to
> the newest version (which often has the SAME BUG!)
> 
> "Khosrownia, Ghassem SPK" wrote:
> > 
> > To put it plainly, since converting to SAP2000 I seem to be able to do
much
> > more work and enjoy modeling and engineering at the same time. I have
used
> > STAAD since release whatever back hen it was shipped on one 5 1/4 floppy
> > disk up until about two years ago.
> 



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