Engineering became easier for me when I started using the csi sap2000 program. Saying engineering became easier is a bit of a joke phrase because engineering is one of the most challenging professions in the world today. I have been in the business for about ten years and I must say that every project I have been involved in presents its own challenges. I breezed through engineering school without much difficulty, but every project in the work world has been unique and challenging. It’s part of what make being an engineer such a rewarding career. You’ve got to be smart in this profession.
Of course, smarts will only take you so far. You also need the best tools at your disposal. I sometimes marvel at the old school engineers, most of them retired but a few still around, who created amazing buildings and projects with absolutely zero help in the way of computer imaging. Imagine trying to construct a building without being able to see what it looks like with a 3D model. Most of us younger engineers can’t even imagine such a world. I have to be able to see the project in order to make improvements. These guys flew blind and still succeeded.
The best program I’ve found to help with my projects is the csi sap2000. After using it for some time, I can’t imagine going back to my old program. That program worked well, but didn’t have the plethora of options this program has. There are things it would take me hours to do previously that I can now accomplish in a matter of seconds with this program. It’s that good. My boss loved it so much that he transitioned the whole department over to it. There was some grumbling until everyone started using it. Then there was nothing but praise!