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RE: MATHCAD: Anybody Else Have This Problem?

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Not unless you are considering the maintance fee as a "paid upgrade".  In
other words, I pay the maintance fee and DID NOT pay specifically for this
upgrade like more commercial software.

Regards,

Scott
Adrian, MI


On Mon, 18 Oct 2004, Dennis Wish wrote:

> Was this a paid upgrade? I did not receive a notice about the upgrade from
> CSC. I'll have to check their website.
>
> Thanks for letting me know.
>
>
> Dennis S. Wish, PE
>
>
> California Professional Engineer
>
> Structural Engineering Consultant
>
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>
>
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>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Scott Maxwell [mailto:smaxwell(--nospam--at)engin.umich.edu]
> Sent: Monday, October 18, 2004 6:59 AM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: RE: MATHCAD: Anybody Else Have This Problem?
>
> Dennis:
>
> There is a version 7.  I received it March of this year.  Still have not
> really gotten around to installing it, as I have not really had a need to
> use TEDDS recently.  I will probably be a good little boy and install it
> soon.
>
> Regards,
>
> Scott
> Adrian, MI
>
>
> On Mon, 18 Oct 2004, Dennis Wish wrote:
>
> > Gary,
> > No, I have TEDDS version 6 for Word 2002. This is almost two years old and
> > no additional upgrades were offered. I suppose that they are supplying
> > upgrades in the UK because I think that this is where the software
> > initiates.
> > I don't mind the version I have but I wished that TEDDS would have gone to
> > greater depths to provide the users with more information and perhaps, a
> > tutorial on creating custom programs including linking TEDDS to other MS
> > software. I like to tinker with my software and if I find that I want to
> do
> > something but the tools are not available it gets me frustrated. With the
> > growing complexity of building codes for wood structures, I am inclined in
> > the next few years to "retire" from design and enjoy creating more tools
> for
> > the engineering community as part of my enjoyable retirement pastime.
> There
> > is a definite lack of coordination in packages - especially in the arena
> of
> > load tracking as part of the analysis package and links into AutoCad. I
> > realize that there are many other software packages out there, but it
> seems
> > strange that since Microsoft is still leading the pack on office software
> > that more has not been done to coordinate with MS as being able to link
> > into. This may be MS's problem as I understand that they are not easy to
> > obtain source code from, but the makers of TEDDS have come a long way here
> > and it seems to work for them.
> >
> > Being in UBC country, I am amazed at how many offices don't fully comply
> > with the code for light-framing, but rather make educated guesses and
> > decisions that lead to conservative answers. This should be a wake-up call
> > for code creators - light framing is not as easy to design a methodology
> to
> > that will produce accurate, yet reproducible results over time.
> > When will they ever learn their lessons? I find it very amusing that those
> > who participated in the code creation of the 97 UBC still don't design to
> > full-compliance methods as indicated in Chapter 16. I've plan checked work
> > from many of these companies and each one takes a shortcut method or
> ignores
> > rigid analysis from their work. What's good for the goose is obviously not
> > good for the gander ;>)
> >
> > Regards,
> > Dennis
> >
> >
> > Dennis S. Wish, PE
> >
> >
> > California Professional Engineer
> >
> > Structural Engineering Consultant
> >
> > dennis.wish(--nospam--at)verizon.net
> >
> > http://www.structuralist.net
> >
> >
> >
> > "Apathy is Lethal!" Speak out and Vote - but make sure you get the facts
> > right without the spin from either side; Verify their claims at
> > FactCheck.Org; http://www.factcheck.org
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Gary Hodgson & Associates [mailto:ghodgson(--nospam--at)vaxxine.com]
> > Sent: Monday, October 18, 2004 4:39 AM
> > To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> > Subject: RE: MATHCAD: Anybody Else Have This Problem?
> >
> > Dennis,
> > I received Version 7 last January.  Is that your latest?
> > I wrote a note to them in Aug about international calc
> > sets not being made available to NA, and they replied
> > that is their policy due to the calcs being written to
> > different codes,i.e. Great Britain, but they are willing
> > to sell them to you under an international license.
> > Gary
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On 17 Oct 2004 at 14:22, Dennis Wish wrote:
> >
> > > I found Release 11 more stable as well with one exception. Mathsoft
> > > has added copy protection in the form of an activation key based on
> > > the hardware of the machine you have it installed on (they do allow
> > > you to install it on one computer and a second that you use away from
> > > the office if you have a single license). My Spyware software (Spy
> > > Sweeper) picked up the folder c_dilla as a Spyware tracker and I
> > > removed it. Mathsoft was not clear in the installation of Release 11
> > > of their use of an Activation code located in a folder commonly tagged
> > > by Spyware software to be used for both good and bad purposes. Now I
> > > can't get MathCAD 11 to load and found the link on their website to
> > > reactivation procedures. Doesn't do me a lot of good when I needed to
> > > use the software yesterday and today (Saturday and Sunday) - I have to
> > > wait until tomorrow at the earliest to obtain Activation instructions
> > > since I can't even launch the software if needed to enter a new
> > > activation code. Reinstalling the software (and the C_dilla folder)
> > > did not solve the problem and I need to wait for Mathsoft to respond
> > > or call them on the East Coast tomorrow morning. Previous versions of
> > > MathCAD would not allow upgrades or online participation on forums (or
> > > downloading of software) without logging on to their website and
> > > entering user information and serial number of the version you
> > > received. Darn - I'm ticked off about this. I just lost two days that
> > > I needed to be productive.
> > >
> > > Anyone know what the story is with TEDDS - are they planning any
> > > updates or upgrades. The last one I had was nearly 18-months ago or
> > > longer.
> > >
> > >
> > > Dennis S. Wish, PE
> > >
> > >
> > > California Professional Engineer
> > >
> > > Structural Engineering Consultant
> > >
> > > dennis.wish(--nospam--at)verizon.net
> > >
> > > http://www.structuralist.net
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > "Apathy is Lethal!" Speak out and Vote - but make sure you get the
> > > facts right without the spin from either side; Verify their claims at
> > > FactCheck.Org; http://www.factcheck.org
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Charley Hamilton [mailto:chamilto(--nospam--at)uci.edu]
> > > Sent: Saturday, October 16, 2004 2:36 PM
> > > To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> > > Subject: Re: MATHCAD: Anybody Else Have This Problem?
> > >
> > > Bill -
> > >
> > > I have been very happy with Mathcad 11.  It doesn't seem to have as
> > > many stability problems as I had with 2000 or 2000i.  I also have no
> > > problems related to the mouse wheel.  It works great under Win2k in
> > > Mathcad 11 with all current service packs applied to both.  I have a
> > > Logitech wireless mouse, but a standard keyboard.
> > >
> > > Mathcad 12 was just released, so I can't vouch for stability
> > > or anything with regard to that.  In fact, if someone has
> > > already ungraded to Mathcad 12 I'd be curious about what features you
> > > found desirable or useful, and how it stacks up against Version 11.
> > >
> > > Charley
> > >
> > > --
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> > > Department of Civil and                 Phone: 949.824.3752
> > >      Environmental Engineering           FAX:   949.824.2117
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