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Dennis,
I did not receive a notice either. When I received an 
invoice for annual maintenance renewal, I called and
asked about the latest.  They seem to be poor at keeping
people informed.
Gary

On 18 Oct 2004 at 12:09, 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
> > >
> > > --
> > > Charles Hamilton, PhD EIT               Faculty Fellow
> > > Department of Civil and                 Phone: 949.824.3752
> > >      Environmental Engineering           FAX:   949.824.2117
> > > University of California, Irvine        Email: chamilto(--nospam--at)uci.edu
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