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TEDDS 5.0 ( ) has a module that does a very good job on wind load calculations using ASCE 7-98 and provides submittal quality output including (if you wish) diagrams from ASCE 7 for MWFRS and components & cladding.   It takes me about 5 minutes to run calcs that could easily take half a day by hand.  Overall rating probably 8.5 or 9.  I still have to go through the output and find controlling cases for input into load combinations. 
David L. Williams, P.E.
Vice-Pres., Snyder Engineering, Inc.
409 Vandiver Drive, Bldg. 5, Ste 203
Columbia, MO  65202
-----Original Message-----
From: Ken Peoples [mailto:kspeoples(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2002 3:15 PM
To: Seaint
Subject: Wind pressure software

I was wondering what wind pressure calculation software is being used out there.  (I am getting tired of doing this stuff by hand.)  I would like something that gives nice diagrams for calculation submittals - (not just numbers).  It would have to do Components and Cladding as well as Main Wind Force Resisting System loads.  I would like something that would do ASCE 7-98, ASCE 7-95 and BOCA '96.  I tried searching the archives but did not see much of a discussion. 
Perhaps a bit of a survey would help simplify my quest:
Type of software being used:
Components and Cladding (Y/N)?
Main Wind Force Resisting (Y/N)?
Diagrams for reports (Y/N)?
Overall rating from 1 to 10:
Any other comments:
Thanks for your input,
Kenneth S. Peoples, P. E.
Lehigh Valley Technical Associates
1584 Weaversville Road
Northampton, PA 18067-9039
Phone: (610) 262-6345
Fax: (610) 262-8188
e-mail: kpeoples(--nospam--at)