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Analysis software choices

Analysis software choices

Analysis software choices

Hello all.
I will apologize in advance as I am sure this question has been asked over and over but I have not been able to find any solid answers.
With so many choices in structural analysis software out there, I am struggling to find "the right tool for the job".
I have a need to model and analyze multi-story, precast/prestressed structures such as parking garages. The typical sections used in the construction are double tees, load bearing spandrels, inverted T beams, etc.
I assume there are programs that are better suited for concrete moment frames and/or shear wall type structures. I have used RISA 3D and Bentley SACS in the past but only for steel framed structures.

Any input or recommendation is greatly appreciated.

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