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Strength of Rectangular Reinforced Concrete Columns (rectcols.mcd) - Thomas P. Magner

mnet
3-Visitor

Strength of Rectangular Reinforced Concrete Columns (rectcols.mcd) - Thomas P. Magner

Does anybody have "rectcols.mcd" by Thomas P. Magner? It's about Strength of Rectangular Reinforced Concrete Columns. I would very much appreciate if anybody can help me with this file. I had this file but lost it. It used to be available on mathsoft's old community site.

Thanks in advance.

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Werner_E
24-Ruby IV
(To:mnet)

Often you come across broken links which point to the old mathsoft site. I like to use the wayback machine at http://web.archive.org to try to access those files or pages. It helps if you know the exact location of the file (at the times the site was active).

I had success with the file you asked for - google found at least two different links to that file and so it was easy to let the wayback machine look for the file - I had success at a snap shot from 2006:

http://web.archive.org/web/20060319154741/http://www.mathcad.com/Library/LibraryContent/rectcols.mcd

Shame on PTC for not making available those old goodies!

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ValeryOchkov
24-Ruby II
(To:mnet)

The worsheet in the link above is good. But I am still looking for the one by Thomas P. Magner. He did it by solving for inclined neutral axis.

Thanks anyway for the reply.

Werner_E
24-Ruby IV
(To:mnet)

Often you come across broken links which point to the old mathsoft site. I like to use the wayback machine at http://web.archive.org to try to access those files or pages. It helps if you know the exact location of the file (at the times the site was active).

I had success with the file you asked for - google found at least two different links to that file and so it was easy to let the wayback machine look for the file - I had success at a snap shot from 2006:

http://web.archive.org/web/20060319154741/http://www.mathcad.com/Library/LibraryContent/rectcols.mcd

Shame on PTC for not making available those old goodies!

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RichardJ
19-Tanzanite
(To:Werner_E)

It helps if you know the exact location of the file (at the times the site was active).

You can get the URLs for some of the files in the library here:

http://www.edasolutions.com/old/MathCad/MathCadFiles/Civil_Mechanical_Engineering.htm

Werner_E
24-Ruby IV
(To:RichardJ)

Richard Jackson schrieb:

It helps if you know the exact location of the file (at the times the site was active).

You can get the URLs for some of the files in the library here:

http://www.edasolutions.com/old/MathCad/MathCadFiles/Civil_Mechanical_Engineering.htm

Thats exactly one of the sites with links that google had found for me.

RichardJ
19-Tanzanite
(To:Werner_E)

Ha! I found the main library page at the Wayback machine. I followed it though to some of the Mathcad files, but of course didn't try all of them.

http://web.archive.org/web/20040804121505/http://www.mathcad.com/Library/

This is the latest version of the page I can access.

mnet
3-Visitor
(To:Werner_E)

Thank you very much for your time and effort. This is the file that I am looking for. Thanks for the tips regarding the archive. This is very helpful.

RichardJ
19-Tanzanite
(To:mnet)

PTC destroyed that library. Some of it seems to have ended up in the hands of Knovel, who would charge you for it (even though it used to be free!). The rest has just gone. I think giving stuff away for free to your users just does not fit PTCs business model.

I do have the attached sheet. It's from the handbook "Civil Engineering Solved Problems". I have the rest of the book too.

Werner_E
24-Ruby IV
(To:RichardJ)

I do have the attached sheet. It's from the handbook "Civil Engineering Solved Problems". I have the rest of the book too.

It seems you still can download it here: http://www.adeptscience.co.uk/download/dlddsp/2258/0/All/Mathcad+Electronic+Book+-+Civil+Engineering...

or even here 🙂

http://communities.ptc.com/message/30644#30644

VladimirN
23-Emerald III
(To:Werner_E)

Werner Exinger wrote:

I do have the attached sheet. It's from the handbook "Civil Engineering Solved Problems". I have the rest of the book too.

It seems you still can download it here: http://www.adeptscience.co.uk/download/dlddsp/2258/0/All/Mathcad+Electronic+Book+-+Civil+Engineering... ...

Yes, you can download, but only after registration on this site.

It seems you still can download it here: http://www.adeptscience.co.uk/download/dlddsp/2258/0/All/Mathcad+Electronic+Book+-+Civil+Engineering... ...

Yes, you can download, but only after registration on this site.

Thats true and registration at adeptscience is free.

The second link will work w/o registration as "mn net" is already registered wit PTC

RichardJ
19-Tanzanite
(To:Werner_E)

Or even here, at the Wayback machine:

http://web.archive.org/library/ebooks/civeprobs.exe

Which you can get to via from the main library page I posted above.

This one is the .exe installer, and there are some problems getting that to run because it looks for older versions of Mathcad. It appears I posted a solution to that though, in the thread you found

VladimirN
23-Emerald III
(To:RichardJ)

Richard Jackson wrote:

Or even here, at the Wayback machine:

http://web.archive.org/library/ebooks/civeprobs.exe ...

Richard,

That's what I have when I open this link:

Pic_1.PNG

Thats interesting. That link seems to work only if called from an appropriate archive.org site.

While I think we now have enough links and download possibilities for a handbook the original poster hadn't even asked for - go to

http://web.archive.org/web/20071115195658/http://www.mathcad.com/library/ebooks/cive_probs.asp

and choose "Download Book". Look at the link - its exactly what Richard had posted.

RichardJ
19-Tanzanite
(To:Werner_E)

You beat me by one minute

Werner_E
24-Ruby IV
(To:RichardJ)

Richard Jackson schrieb:

You beat me by one minute

So now we can compare the look of mathsoft site 2004 & 2007 😉 Going sentimental ...

RichardJ
19-Tanzanite
(To:VladimirN)

Hmmm. You are right. Strange. Try this one, and then click on "Download Book".

http://web.archive.org/web/20040808133555/http://www.mathcad.com/library/ebooks/cive_probs.asp

VladimirN
23-Emerald III
(To:RichardJ)

Yes, now it works fine.

Werner_E
24-Ruby IV
(To:RichardJ)

This one is the .exe installer though, and IIRC there are some problems getting that to run because it looks for older versions of Mathcad.

Yes Richard, this was the issue in the thread I referred to (http://communities.ptc.com/message/30644#30644) and you find two unpacked versions (one you posted yourself) there. Renaming the *.exe to *.zip works pretty well.

mnet
3-Visitor
(To:mnet)

Thanks everyone. A very useful discussion regarding retrieving files from old mathsoft community. I appreciate everyone's reply.

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