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David,
I too couldn't stomach the cost of P-Frame or S-Frame.
You might try Soda (Structural Design Optimization
Analysis) from Acronym Software in Waterloo, Ontario.
It works to both Canadian and American codes.  It is
cheaper but will do 98% of what I have to face, i.e.
single practitioner.
Gary


On 29 Sep 2005 at 11:55, Garner, Robert wrote:

> 
> David,
> 
> I just received a "sales" package for S/P Frame from Softek, John Ng.
> I, too couldn't figure out S Frame from P Frame and figured that if
> the software didn't clarify that, using it would be a nightmare.  The
> prices for this software did not impress me, but maybe those are
> Canadian dollars?  No, I just looked and they're Yankee dollars.
> 
> In my opinion, I need simpler software because I don't want it
> thinking for me.  Just something to crunch the numbers and let me
> decide my reinforcing, etc.  Softek looks too complicated for me - how
> will I know if there is an error somewhere in there.
> 
> Best Regards,
> 
> Bob Garner, S.E.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Maynard [mailto:davemaynard(--nospam--at)ceincorp.com]
> Sent: Thursday, September 29, 2005 11:58 AM
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> Subject: S-Frame/P-Frame
> 
> I'm looking at structural analysis software.  Since college (I
> graduated back in '98), I've the Research Engineers product STAAD and
> it's many builds and versions.  I have grown to know the program,
> however, there are a couple of things I don't like about it, whether
> it be the company or the program itself.  That being said, I am
> looking for another Structural Analysis software.  I am currently
> researching S-Frame/P-Frame.  I am assuming the difference between S
> and P is S is 3D and P is 2D.  I am interested in hearing what others
> have to say about this program, and if there are people out there that
> could give me a side by side comparrison between S-Frame and Staad. 
> I'd certainly entertain just about any commentary you could give me on
> this software package and comparrissons.
> 
> Sincerely,
> David Maynard, PE
> Gillette, Wyoming
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