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I am not sure that I would classify TEDDs as a type of "office" software.
While you can certainly do tons of other calculations that have nothing to
do with structural engineering within TEDDs, a MAJOR part of the program
is the built-in templates/pre-fabbed structural calculations.  Thus, you
are getting a lot of the that "design code changing constantly" portion
that you seemed to be willing to pay a maintance fee for.


Adrian, MI

On Mon, 12 Jul 2004, Jason W. Kilgore wrote:

> The reason my original comments were so anti-maintenance fee is that I'm
> viewing the TEDDS/Mathcad purchase as a type of "office" software.  I write
> the equations, so I'm responsible for fixing errors.  I want to be able to
> decide if the newest version has enough features to justify the upgrade
> cost, not have it forced on me.  I may completely change my mind when I get
> the TEDDS demo CD in a few days.  Who knows.

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