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Bill,

Response via private email.

Bks



-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Allen [mailto:t.w.allen(--nospam--at)cox.net] 
Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2007 1:33 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: RE: TEDDS Software

Just curious, but what does TEDDS do that Excel won't?

T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E.
ALLEN DESIGNS
Consulting Structural Engineers

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brian K. Smith [mailto:smithegr(--nospam--at)bellsouth.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2007 11:28 AM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: RE: TEDDS Software
> 
> Nope.  I'm happy with TEDDS.
> 
> Bks
> 
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Micayas, Julius [mailto:jmicayas(--nospam--at)riverconsulting.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2007 1:13 PM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: RE: TEDDS Software
> 
> College version is different than professional version. Check it out you
> may be surprised!
> 
> Engr. Julius Micayas
> P.E. license no.32969
> Senior Lead Structural Engineer
>  River Consulting- New Orleans
> 111 Veterans Memorial Boulevard
> Metairie, LA 70005
> Phone - 504-841-3014 (direct)
> 504 837-5275 (office)
> Fax - 504-837-2986
> E-mail:         jmicayas(--nospam--at)riverconsulting.com
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brian K. Smith [mailto:smithegr(--nospam--at)bellsouth.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2007 12:17 PM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: RE: TEDDS Software
> 
> I haven't used Mathcad since college, but after having used TEDDS I
> wouldn't
> go back.  Once you know how it works, writing your own routines is a
> breeze
> and then you save it to a library and you can use it forever.
> 
> For example:  I routinely design single story retail buildings with
> metal
> deck, steel bar joist, joist girders or beams, tube columns, and light
> gage,
> cmu, or tilt wall exterior walls.  I define my loads, run my ASCE 7-05
> wind
> calculations, my ASCE 7-05 seismic calcs if necessary, figure roof
> uplifts,
> wall wind loads etc.  I have a library for joist design.  I insert it in
> a
> Calc Definition called BAR JOIST 1, run the routine, it asks for joist
> span
> and joist spacing.  I have a routine inside that determines live load
> reduction and converts all loads to LRFD, then gives me total load to
> look
> up the in the joist span tables.  If I have more joist, I just insert
> the
> routine as many times as I need, BAR JOIST 2, BAR JOIST ETC.  I then do
> the
> same for my steel beams, using the routine I developed to design steel
> beams
> the same way I would using a pencil and pad.  I use the prepackaged
> TEDDS
> routine to design my steel columns.  I then use MY routines to design
> the
> exterior walls be they CMU or metal studs with a parapet.  I use MY
> routines
> to design the steel deck (i.e. input wind load at the deck, span, depth,
> K1
> & K2 values and then it calcs the G' and deflection values).  I have
> also
> developed routines for pier supported grade beams.  All in all I can
> have
> PRESENTATION QUALITY calculations for a 10,000 - 30,000sf retail
> building in
> about 4 hours or less.
> 
> We also design a lot of 3 story stick framed residential structures.  I
> have
> developed routines for calculating the truss loads, shear walls, roof
> diaphragms, glulams, LVLs, porch beams with wind uplift, wind transfer
> loading across the floor plates, sill plate bolt design, etc.
> 
> I honestly use the program 3 times or more a week.  Granted, if I need
> to
> design something once and just need some quick math done, I will use a
> spreadsheet.  But something I do day in and day out, you can't beat it.
> 
> 
> Brian K. Smith, PE
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Marlou Rodriguez [mailto:mbrodrig(--nospam--at)mbrodriguez.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2007 11:40 AM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: RE: TEDDS Software
> 
> I am in the process of reviewing TEDDS.  But I mainly use Mathcad for my
> calculations.  I have been using it for over 10 years.  I find it easier
> to use than TEDDS.  The presentation of the calculations a lot better
> and it is a lot more powerfull than TEDDS. Some people that use to use
> Mathcad has converted to TEDDS because of the Structural spreadsheets
> that are already done.  I believe that if you want to make your own
> spreadsheets, Mathcad is the way to go. It retails for about $1100.
> 
> Marlou Rodriguez, S.E.
> 
> MBRodriguez Engineering Inc.
> 
> 2355 Oakland Road, Suite 14
> 
> San Jose, CA 95131
> 
> Tel: (408) 432-4866
> 
> Cel: (408) 761-5013
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gary L. Hodgson and Assoc. [mailto:ghodgson(--nospam--at)bellnet.ca]
> Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2007 5:00 AM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: Re: TEDDS Software
> 
> TEDDS is great for the pre-packaged solutions, but time-consuming for
> writing your own calcs. One of the earlier commenters was kind enough to
> 
> send me one of his problem solutions which I have used a little. For the
> 
> home written solutions, I prefer the ease of the spreadsheets, both E-I
> and my own. I would like to get more TEDDS calcs by others; is there a
> users group out there?
> Gary
> 
> Shaun Dustin wrote:
> >
> > I think I've seen this on the list before, but has anyone used both
> > TEDDS and the Engineering International spreadsheets, and can they
> > comment on the utility of the two? I've been using the E-I stuff,
> > mostly because I can buy a calc package on an as-needed basis and I
> > like that it seems to be more current than what TEDDS posts in the
> > website for current code references, but I like the promise of the
> > Word interface with TEDDS.
> >
> > I'd appreciate any comments...
> >
> > Shaun
> >
> > Shaun Dustin, MS, PE
> >
> > Doctoral Candidate
> >
> > USTAR Biofuels Initiative
> >
> > Utah State University
> > 4130 Old Main Hill
> > Logan, UT 84322
> >
> > sdustin(--nospam--at)cc.usu.edu <mailto:sdustin(--nospam--at)dustinengineers.net>
> >
> > 435-770-7816
> >
> >
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> > *From:* Garner, Robert [mailto:rgarner(--nospam--at)moffattnichol.com]
> > *Sent:* Monday, October 22, 2007 1:50 PM
> > *To:* seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> > *Subject:* TEDDS Software
> >
> > Has anybody else downloaded the TEDDS demo that was attached to the
> > October issue of Structure magazine? It said it could take up to 15
> > minutes to download so I figured it was a lot of bloat. I did run the
> > demo from their website and it seemed like it could be useful. But at
> > US$1500, it's pricey. If you buy three licenses, the price drops to
> > $750. I have contacted them to see if I can buy three licenses and
> > offer two of them to my esteemed colleagues (that is anyone out there
> > that wants to buy them from me). I doubt that will be allowed.
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Bob Garner, S.E.
> >
> > R. Garner
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