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  1. Hemi79

    SE Exam - Computer Based Exam 2024

    Same question here.
  2. Hemi79

    Is a PCIe hard drive better for plans?

    Thanks for the reply. Yes, I had previously had questions about video cards etc regarding speed. However, this time it was solely regarding PCIe drives. I have SSDs on both my systems and one system has 7th generation CPU i7 on it but works fine. I've actually tried the Fire Pro and Quadro, the $1000 range cards. I wasn't impressed nor saw a considerable difference to my 1080 and 1070ti. My concern is with the new optane or Pcie drives. I read they are 7 times faster, but all the details i get are regarding boot times. While that is pretty cool, I want to know if it loads 24x36 architectural drawings faster when I click on the plans in explorer in order to preview. Or even when working in Planswift and Bluebeam. But there aren't any direct comments to that. I always get at least 16gigs of ram. It just feels right, regardless of what task manager reads. My brothers always criticize me for it. Thanks again. 👍
  3. For the longest time i have been frustrating with watching large PDF plans (24x36) on the computer. Ive added 32 gigs of ram and have an X99 6 core processor and 1 GTX 1080 video card. But still slow. I ran into PCIe hard drives for sbout 500$ and im wondering if it would help to view large files? Any comments?
  4. Hemi79

    Im skipping the exam.

    Thanks for all the recommendations. I will wait for April next year. Good Luck to everyone taking exam tomorrow!
  5. Hemi79

    Im skipping the exam.

    And @RBHeadge PE it does NOT count as a fail. After your first attempt you have 2 years to use the last 2 exam attempts, but on your first if you dont show up it does not count against you. I did contact the board.
  6. So I've decided to skip the exam this friday. I have not had the time to dedicate for it and If I couldn't get it done when I did study I can't possibly think why I could get it done this time around. Does anyone know of any upcoming changes to the exam next year that I should consider before Friday? I predict they will update ASCE 7-10 and probably AISC to 15th edition. Mabye IBC as well. I doubt the exam format would change. Any thoughts?
  7. Hemi79

    Structural Depth Materials for Sale

    Call NCEES. I have no idea if it's too late, but that's the first thing you should do. Assuming your state exam is administered with NCEES. I tried to cancel and was told " Not Possible". They just suggested to not attend as exams are packed and ready to be handed out. Just FYI. Good Luck.
  8. Hemi79

    October 2018 Exam Authorizations

    Traveling down stairs with all those books sucks!
  9. Hemi79

    PE Structural Practice Exam Questions

    See if this helps. This is an excerpt from Prestressed Design by Arthur Nilson. Its an old book but very nice.
  10. We are about 3 weeks away from the exam. I haven't been able to study this time due to work, but I'm calm. I've taken time before in my life to do just this, Study, and have been unsuccessful. However, when you have taken this exam a couple times you tend to remember questions that you knew would not find the answer to and questions that you struggled, knew you could find and probably should already know, but answered with an educated guess. And for the latter I seem to keep finding answers for. Is this typical? It makes me think this will be a reoccurring issue for me. I keep getting better at this, but also keep making new mistakes. I've seen some people be flawless. Its so cool.
  11. So looking into analysis and design of joists, not working on selecting correct joist but actually designing joist, I run into the 2.5k joists. I understand the recommended substitutions for them, but I'm curious how they are installed. I always thought the function of these were to brace the principal joists taking on the governing floor or roof load, but it seems they are meant for load bearing purposes as well. IF anyone has any images or input on this I would appreciate it. Thanks,
  12. Hemi79

    question on an example of all-in-one

    IT would help if you can post the question, I don't have the all in one with me. are you referring to the natural frequency? or natural period?
  13. Hemi79

    NCEES Practice Exam Problem 528 (2017 3rd Print)

    Speaking with my Structural Professor from long ago... 😕 , he says it is simply a compromise between using the top of the bottom leg or the bottom surface dimension. He explained this is a problem testing engineering intuition as there is really no set got to reference for it. That being said, if you use the entire length of the vertical leg then you get 1.88 (LRFD), and if you subtract the entire bottom leg 4-.375, you get 1.71. So I guess our engineering intuition needs to be spot on for this since 1.7 is a selection of answers.
  14. Hemi79

    How to tell your job is toxic

    What engineering field is it?
  15. Hemi79

    How to tell your job is toxic

    I worked for a short period of time with similar conditions. The learning experience in engineering was incredible and I stuck around, but after a while I could't take it. I came to the conclusion they insisted on seeing me as payroll. That's my best way of putting it. Everything I did was questioned, looked down on EVEN after proving my point correct and not necessarily correcting my mistake. After a while and searching in google I came to the conclusion they were "Snobs" and quit.
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