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	Consider either of the following.

GTSTRUDL from Georgia Tech
Leroy Emkin
(404) 894-2260


mTAB STRESS (a variation of SAP)
Structural Analysis Inc., Austin, Texas
(sorry, no phone or fax)

	I've used the last one quite a bit; but I suspect that the first may be
better for your use.


				H. Daryl Richardson

> Nora Miller wrote:
> I just started a new job with a transportation firm where I am
> responsible for starting up a bridge design group.  I have five years
> experience in bridge design.  At my old company I used STAAD for any
> frame analysis that needed to be done.  Now I am trying to decide what
> kind of software to purchase and am overwhelmed by the choices.
> Obviously, I am very comfortable with STAAD, but have heard that
> has a lot of bugs.  I am considering RISA-2D and
> VisualAnalysis (IES).  Anybody have any advice for me?
> (I was told this would start a whole STAAD-bashing session that would
> last for days...  I apologize if this is a recurring issue -- I've
> just joined the list.  I'd appreciate anything you can tell me.)

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