PDD Pass

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    Kurt Fanderclai

    Matt --  Big Congratulations!

    I finished up about 10 months back, and am still feelin' it!  Well played.

    I also took about 20 days between PPD and PDD -- to be honest, once I had studied for and passed PPD, I'm not sure I did much that was all that helpful within that 20 days.  I'm a fan of taking them close together -- probably a couple weeks is ideal.

    Nice job!

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    Osman Bilger

    Congrats. Taking my final two (PPD/PDD) in the next 3 weeks. My weakest area is structural calculations (I understand systems pretty well) , Would you recommend an in depth YouTube binge for shear, moment, free body diagrams for these tests? 

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    Matthew Potter (Edited )

    Kurt,

    Thank you!  Happy to soon be joining the ranks of licensed architects.  I definitely agree, not really sure that the additional studying helped me all that much. I found PDD much more "focused." 

    Osman,

    As I'm sure you read, a very basic structural understanding should be sufficient.  In this playlist, there's several great youtube videos by Dilip Khatri that help explain the basic structural calcs and free body diagrams.  There's also a page in Graphic Standards, that has all the shear, moment, and free body diagrams.  It's in the appendix.  Don't go crazy trying to memorize them. 

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