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John-

 

I think you missed the crux of the question by the OP.

 

 

T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E.

ALLEN DESIGNS

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-----Original Message-----
From: John J. Treff [mailto:jjtreff(--nospam--at)hotmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, May 13, 2009 7:08 AM
To: Structural Engineers International
Subject: RE: wood design programs

 

Have you tried RAM Advanse?  I think they now called RAM Elements or will be called like that soon. It does everything you want except the wood shearwalls. According to Bentley, they will release it later this year.

JJ

-----Original Message-----
From: PFFEI(--nospam--at)aol.com [mailto:PFFEI(--nospam--at)aol.com]
Sent:
Thursday, May 07, 2009 3:35 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: wood design programs

 

what is the consensus on a good wood design program for lateral force design. i am looking for something that can do rigid diaphragm analysis, perforated shear wall design, accomodate irregular geometries and torsion, system offsets between levels, and model steel elements that could be part of the system.  is woodworks a good program or is there something better.

 

thanks for your response.

 

paul franceschi, s.e.

 


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