We have a MS teacher that used to use WestPoint Bridge Builder. I see
they have an updated program for XP/Vista at
Take a peek at that, it looks pretty slick.
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From: School Information Technology Discussion
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of David Davidson
Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2008 9:52 AM
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Subject: Re: CAD software for Middle School students
I think they are looking for a 2-D program for making a simple
blueprint. Sketchup is probably more than they need right now.
Educational Technology Integration Specialist
Fleming Elementary School
9 Prospect Street
Essex Junction, VT 05452
(802) 878-1381 ext 2012
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>>> Steve Cavrak <[log in to unmask]> 1/16/2008 9:11 AM >>>
On Jan 16, 2008, at 9:01 AM, David Davidson wrote:
> In the past the students created blueprints on graph paper and then
> used these drawings as templates to build their bridges. This year
> the teachers want their students to do be able to create their
> drawings on a computer and print them out as templates to build
> their bridges on.
If they were doing covered bridges, I'm sure that GoogleSketchup
would work .. but I'm not sure about building classic or modern
(single tower) suspension bridges.
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