Wood Perforated Shear Wall Design
This program may be used to design wood perforated shear walls in accordance with IBC 2003 & ANSI/AF&PA SDPWS-2005.
Perforated Shear Wall
27 Sep 2012
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If it is an update?
Why have so much of the calculation buried in hidden columns? Wouldn't it be more meaningful for a reviewer, i.e. city, county or state plans examiner, to see all of the calculations that go into F. The comments have a lot of useful information in them, but none of that will show up when the sheet is printed out to submit to the plans examiner.
Several of your equations appear to be a special function called embed. Is this an excel function or from an add-in?
Have you considered highlighting the cells that require input to differentiate them from calculated results? Any thoughts of including the shear tables?