In the interest of full disclosure, I should say that the VP of New
Technologies for the REI who makes and markets STAAD is also named Santanu
Das. Perhaps its just a coincidence that someone named Santanu Das sent an
unsolicited email to the list that praised STAAD Pro 2001 ... then again,
BAD SPAM, BAD!
On the otherhand, I should say that I have had a chance to demo the latest
STAAD Pro 2001 and the usability enhancements are quite nice. However, I
am still a little concernced about bugs (I had a some trouble getting my
evaluation copy of STAAD Pro 2001 to install properly).
>From: Santanu Das <dasmanin(--nospam--at)yahoo.com>
>Subject: STAAD.Pro 2001
>I have been a STAAD basher for quite some time
>now...however this new STAAD.Pro 2001 is awesome. It
>has all these new dynamic and FEM features and also
>does interactive designs like connection design. They
>finally got it right! They have this context sensitive
>help and updated all their manuals and examples...they
>have over 500 examples now. Hoorah!