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This message was sent by IRV FRUCHTMAN ifaeng(--nospam--at)yahoo.com

Gary,Don't give away your design program.Since 76 is the old 56, there is 
plenty of work ahead if you want it. Irv

     On Thursday, May 28, 2015 8:27 AM, Gary L. Hodgson and Assoc. 
<design(--nospam--at)hodgsoneng.ca> wrote:

 Fellow listers,
I have been designing cranes and runways and their related structures
since 1967.  One of my customers is demanding (nicely) that I give him a
program that will design runway beams so he can estimate his costs.  I
guess he sees me with one foot in the grave (I'm 76).  Every thing I have
done is on spreadsheets, but I am relectant to give those to him as I
think that they reveal too much of the calc process as I detail all the
formulas and steps.  I want to maintain the mystique of the all-knowing
and all-powerful engineer (cackle!).  I used to do some of this with
Q-Basic which I found easy to use but it seems to have gone the way of
the Dodo bird.  I know of another engineer who had such a program in
Q-Basic, but he died and his program went with him.

By coincidence I was approached by another customer seeking a program to
design open web steel joists (in Canada all OWSJ are designed for each
specific job).  I had such a program in Q-Basic but it suddenly stop
working, but I still have a hard copy.

I am hoping that some of you might be able to offer some suggestions as
to what to use in the way of programmimg.
Gary

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