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Mathcad Express

  PTC has announced the release of Mathcad Express.  They “Mathcad Express is a free version of Mathcad that allows any user to utilize some selected features of Mathcad Prime 2.0, for an unlimited time.” “Mathcad Express does include the … Continue reading

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How to Apply Wind Loads in RISA-3D – RISA News

RISA News has come with a new tutorial on applying wind loads. Wind loads can be automatically are generated in RISA-3D for building models. RISA calculates the ASCE 7 Main Wind-Force Resisting System loads and calculations are based on the Analytical Procedure … Continue reading

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Blender 2.62 Relased

Blender 2.62 has been released.  Some new features include better Boolean operations, Cycles render engine improvements, object motion tracking, and more. The Blender Foundation and online developer community is proud to present Blender 2.62. The 2.6x series is being targeted at … Continue reading

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Solve Differential Equations with Wolfram Alpha

Wolfram Alpha now solves differential equations with step-by-step solutions!  They describe the new feature accordingly: Wolfram|Alpha has become well-known for its ability to perform step-by-step math in a variety of areas. Today we’re pleased to introduce a new member to this family: … Continue reading

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Why is Plate Meshing Important?

RISA News has published an article on why plate meshing is important.  Basic understanding proper plate meshing is required to get reliable results on or Finite Element Mesh.  Without proper meshing of plates, inaccurate results are sure to follow.  Their … Continue reading

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How to Append or Merge Multiple Models Together in RISA-3D

RISA News has posted a how-to on appending and merging multiple models into a single model file. RISA-3D allows you to append, or merge, multiple models into a single model file. This may be helpful if you model single floors in … Continue reading

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New Release LEAP Bridge V11.00.00

Leap Bridge has released V11.00.00.  For list of enhancements and additions visit their product update page LEAP Bridge V8i Enterprise is a consolidation of all configurations of LEAP Bridge (i.e. LB Suite, LB Precast and LB Cast-in-Place). This single executable … Continue reading

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How to Root Droid 2, 3, X, X2, Pro, D2 Global with One Click

Rooting your phone is really useful if you want a backup solution, CPU over/underclocker, control of your file system, and other things.  This was the easiest root method that I did on my Droid X without losing data (from droid-life.com). … Continue reading

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14th Edition Steel Construction Manual Companion Materials Available as Free Downloads

Check out the free downloads from AISC: (Chicago, IL) – More than 150 detailed design examples, updated dimensions and properties of structural sections, and other useful resources that complement the 14th Edition Steel Construction Manual, are now at your fingertips. Design … Continue reading

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