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David


They have varying prices based on what components you go with.

Web site is http://www.iesweb.com

Peter McCormack
(a very content and happy Visual Analysis user...)




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From:           	"David Hall" <structbear(--nospam--at)earthlink.net>
To:             	seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject:        	Re: STAADPro, STAAD etc
Date sent:      	Mon, 13 Nov 2000 17:1:30 -0800
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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.
> > 
> 
> 
> 
> --- David Hall
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