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I simply asked the nice folks at Anthony Forest Products
( to send me their version of SIZER(TM), which is
part of the AF&PA/AWC WoodWorks 97 package. It has pretty much all the generic
wood design capabilities you might need.

Writing your own spreadsheet might be a good way to get up to speed on the
design procedures, but if speed is what you need, check with the website listed.

Tom VanDorpe wrote:
> I need to create a general wood beam design spread sheet (using VB or excel)
> for in house use. The user would input loads, (uniform, point and/or
> trapizoidal).  I would like to know what is the typical approach to solve
> beam stresses, Shear and Bending, and beam deflections. Is there a
> shareware or a subroutine available in the market?