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RE: Steel Detailing Charges

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All I know is that, if I spent $30K for a piece of software, my expectations
would be high including quite a bit of checking (and maybe make my coffee,

T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E. (CA #2607)
San Juan Capistrano, CA

:-----Original Message-----
:From: Ralph Benson [mailto:rbenson(--nospam--at)]
:Sent: Tuesday, April 27, 2004 10:10 AM
:To: seaint(--nospam--at)
:Subject: RE: Steel Detailing Charges
:The solid modeling software is not CADD as known in the design world.
:Although they can produce similar (paper) products and may use similar
:techniques, they are not the same.  One would have a much easier time
:detailing in CADD than producing design drawings with a detailing
:My personal struggle with these issues has led me to attempt to change
:the way we produce shop drawings.  To date, the existing inertia has
:been too great to overcome, but some ground has been made.
:Ralph Benson
:North Texas Steel Company, Inc.

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