Maybe if you have changed
to new Windows SO, then you must upgrade the drivers for the parallel port. Ask
for your Dealer about the drivers.
De: Pedro Khouri
Enviado el: Martes, 29 de Julio de
2008 07:41 p.m.
CC: Rich Pustorino
Asunto: Fw: Staad 2007
Dear Mr. Bergsma,
Thank for your reply, We
are trying to upgrade our old version of STAAD.PRO 2002, which unexpectedly
stopped recognizing the old parallel port copy protection device, to a newer
version, since your technical support department was unable to diagnostic the problem
with the old lock.
As a Small Engineering
Firm that do not need a full feature 3D analysis design program on a day to day
or moth to month basis, more like one a year, we do not upgrade our software as
frequently as we would like.
We are concern that your
new server type copy protection will not allow to run the software after the
service agreement ends, Could you verify that with at the end of your SELECT
Agreement we will be able to use the installed version of the software or will
it stop working.
----- Forwarded Message ----
From: "Gus.Bergsma(--nospam--at)bentley.com" <Gus.Bergsma(--nospam--at)bentley.com>
Cc: Santanu.Das(--nospam--at)bentley.com; Dave.Eckrote(--nospam--at)bentley.com
Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2008 4:52:36 PM
Subject: FW: Staad 2007
Dear Mr. Khouri,
Today I read your post ont he SEAINT server and was of course greatly
disappointed. My Name is Gus Bergsma and I am the Global Vice President
of all structural products for Bentley Systems and the former owner of RAM
International. I want to assure you that Bentley licensing is not only
robust and trustworthy but also offers the most flexible and creative use
availability of any software licensing today. In addition we have a
supperb technical support team and I can show you numerous customer's
compliments sent to me personally about our techincal support in just the past
year. I am equally dissapointed to read about Mr. Hunts's bad experience
and I would love the opportunity to speak to him and others at Fluor who have
experienced trouble with any of our products now or in the past. And I
will deal with that situation separately.
You should know that most of our structural software is sold to small
companies. While we certainly provide software to companies of all sizes,
smaller companies make up the majority. In any event, I would like the
opportunity to contact you directly and try to help you and others in your
organization understand clearly what options are available to you with Bentley
Systems. I am confident that you will find that we have relatively
inexpensive solutions that can meet your needs better than any other software
available today for structural engineers.
How would you like me to proceed?
Gus Bergsma, P.E.
Global Vice President
Bentley Systems, Inc.
Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2008 3:29 PM
Subject: Re: Staad 2007
We dumped STAAD many years ago because of all its bugs and their customer
support went to zero. It was very sad because STAAD is a very robust
program with many features. For about 90% of our work we use RISA 3-D and
for the few occasions where we need a nonlinear or time history analysis we use
Thomas Hunt, S.E.
Pedro Khouri <pedrokhouri(--nospam--at)yahoo.com>
07/29/2008 11:04 AM
Please respond to seaint
We are a small Engineering company in need of a 3D analysis and design program,
we have a old version of STAAD.PRO
2001and are considering upgrading to 2007, however we are getting concerns with
the new subscription type copy protection (Bentley SELECT Program) as, due to
our need, we do to upgrade that often. Our main concern is what happens after
the year agreement end? Does the software stop working? The sale lady from
Bentley says it will continue working but will not get the upgrades, however my
partner doest not trust salespersons.
Are there other options for 3D analysis and design software for small
Engineering firm? We are getting and "Special Discount: to upgrade for
lest than what it will cost to buy from the competition in addition that I am
familiar with STADD.
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