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Re: Hilti Profis Anchor Design Software & Seminar

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Thanks.  I will try to re-install the program again.  The demo showed too many steps which was a bit overwhelming.

On 1/9/06, Eli Grassley <elig(--nospam--at)> wrote:

I use the software all the time and it works just fine for me.  It's very easy to use and quite a powerful tool.  Play around with it for a while and learn it.  There is no question that it is faster, and more accurate than doing a 318-D check by hand.


The only drawback right now (which has nothing to do with the program itself) is that currently Hilti has only 3 different anchor types that are ICC approved for design with 318-D.  I'm sure they will have many others very soon though.


I did go to the seminar also.  For $150 you're not going to get a much better seminar.  My opinion would be that if you are familiar with 318-D, you might think about skipping it, but if you are not it is definitely worth the $.  They do some examples with the program that help to get familiar with it – but nothing beats just opening it up and playing around with it.


~~ Eli Grassley , PE


-----Original Message-----
From: Szuchuan Chang [mailto: szuchuan(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Sunday, January 08, 2006 6:05 PM
To: SEAOC; Sam Chang
Subject: Hilti Profis Anchor Design Software & Seminar




I downloaded the Profis Anchor Version 1.5 from Hilti.  It dose not allow me to start a new design!


Did it happen to you?


If it works for you, is it useful? 


Dose it wroth the $150 to their seminar? 


 ACI 318 Appendix D is useful but complicated.  Their program seems to be even more complicated.