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	Word, Excel, AutoCAD, Email and Calendar, 3D modeling and database 
software, Adobe, scanner software, while I do not use a finite element 
program every day, there are times when nothing else will do, and two 
precast concrete specific programs. So 9. I suppose I could do in Excel 
what I do in Word, but I like a word processor for letters, etc. I could 
get along without manipulating pdfs, but it would be more work. 
Old-fashioned tools: landline telephone, pen, pencil, eraser, colored 
markers and pencils, whiteout, stapler and staple puller, paper recycling 
bin. Jim Getaz Precast Concrete Engineer

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From: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at) [mailto:seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)] On 
Behalf Of T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E. Sent: Monday, February 17, 2014 
12:25 PM To: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] Poll: Software

O.K., maybe three programs isn't the best question.

What is the minimum number of computer programs you need to do your job 
without sacrificing productivity and quality and what are they?

I use a browser, MS Word, Excel, Access and Outlook as well as AutoCAD and 
Revit. I could "cheat" and use a browser for Office 365, and AutoCAD 360, 
but I would still be using the same number of programs.

So, my answer is 7. If required, I could pare down to browser, Excel and 
AutoCAD (3).

T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E. (CA 2607)
A L L E N   D E S I G N S
Consulting Structural Engineers
33171 Paseo Cerveza, Suite 221
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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