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We have a MS teacher that used to use WestPoint Bridge Builder.  I see
they have an updated program for XP/Vista at
http://bridgecontest.usma.edu/ 

Take a peek at that, it looks pretty slick.

Mike

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Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2008 9:52 AM
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Subject: Re: CAD software for Middle School students

Thanks Steve.

I think they are looking for a 2-D program for making a simple
blueprint. Sketchup is probably more than they need right now.

Thanks.

Dave

David Davidson
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CCSU
Room B19
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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