Software for Cold-Formed Steel Sheds and Canopies

Whilst some suppliers are advertising and promoting their software (Shed/carport) as revolutionary the reality is the suppliers are all playing a game of catch-up, and they have some 30 years of technology to catch-up with. In the late 1980’s Pro-Engineer introduced parametric modelling, later in the 1990’s arrived Solidworks and SolidEdge. Whilst in the late […]

State of Play 2020/wk14

Where to start. Suppose I should mention coronavirus as everyone else is: so there you go I’ve mentioned it. Protecting Identity Government seems to have lost the plot. Single touch payroll (STP) requires more than a single touch, and is a time wasting exercise. Now Auskey is being replaced by MyGovID. So people need to […]

State of Play 2019/wk22

Put the store back online last weekend. Set fees to zero for those items usually downloaded by students, everything else been grouped in with the services requiring and enquiry. At the moment reluctant to reactivate the store, as been hacked twice this year, which is the first time since creating in 2014. I don’t know […]

Structural Design and Calculations

As you may have noticed elsewhere I try to avoid the use of the word “engineering”, this is because for me engineering takes place at the frontiers of science and technology. I don’t operate at the frontiers and most people don’t want their projects at the frontiers. Most people simply want “tried and tested” adapted […]

State of Play 2019/wk20

Was going to reactivate the store, the idea was to change all products to enquiry only as an interim measure, but website operation far too slow today (16/05/209), and keeps loosing connection, so disabled again. If looking for my spreadsheets then please send an email using the contact page.