I am preparing to take PDD in a couple of weeks and working on practice questions with the reference materials that will be available during the test using the Demonstation Exam for 5.0. The resolution of the pages with the beam diagrams and equations is absolutely TERRIBLE. Illegible. Most of the basic equations I am familiar with and have more or less memorized, otherwise I would not be able to read. I am concerned that because these equations are "provided" NCARB will pull questions on more complicated beams that I do NOT have the equation for elongation, etc. memorized and I will not be able to read it. Can NCARB or anyone who has taken the test confirm that you can actually read the material provided, ie. that it is different than the Demonstration Exam? I have open the exam on several different computers -- it is definitely an issue with the platform, not with my personal setup. What an unnecessary struggle.
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