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Table of Contents

  1. RAM Structural System Outline Tutorial
    1. RAM Manager
    2. 3-D viewer
    3. RAM Modeler
    4. RAM Steel Beam Design
    5. RAM Steel Column Design
    6. RAM Frame
    7. RAM Concrete
    8. RAM Foundation
    9. Links with Other Programs
  2. RAM Manager Tutorial
    1. Model Status lights
    2. Selecting Criteria
      1. Live Load Reduction
      2. Self ­ Weight Options
    3. Selecting Tables
      1. Selecting Units
      2. Additional Commands
      3. RSS Feeds
  3. RAM Modeler Tutorial
    1. Floor Layout Type
    2. Grid Layout
    3. Concrete Beam and Column Section Properties
    4. Concrete Column Layout
    5. Concrete Wall Layout
    6. Copy Floor Types
    7. Concrete Beam Layout
    8. Steel Column Layout — Lower Levels
    9. Moving and Sloping Columns
    10. Steel Beam Layout ­— Lower Levels
    11. Steel Member Layout ­— Typical Level
    12. Steel Joist Layout ­— Roof
    13. Slab Edge
    14. Slab Opening
    15. Floor Slabs and Deck
    16. Story Data
    17. Sloping the Roof
    18. Construction Grids
    19. Defining Loads
    20. Applying Loads
    21. Steel Beam Size Restrictions
    22. Brace Points
    23. Web Openings
    24. Layout Bracing
    25. Assigning Lateral Member Sizes
    26. Assign Frame Numbers
    27. Frame Fixity
    28. Wall Openings
    29. Layout Foundations
    30. Renumber Members & Data Check
  4. RAM Steel Beam Design Tutorial
    1. Selecting a Floor type
    2. Design Codes
    3. Design Criteria
    4. Design and Investigation
    5. Reports
  5. RAM Steel Column Design Tutorial
    1. Brace Points and Splice Levels
    2. Design Criteria
    3. Column Design and Investigation
    4. Copy and Clear User Sizes
    5. Reports
  6. RAM Frame - Analysis Tutorial
    1. RAM Frame Basics
    2. General Analysis Criteria
    3. Diaphragm Criteria
    4. Ground Level
    5. Redundancy Factors
    6. Assign Menu Options
    7. Mass and Exposure
    8. Wind Load
    9. Seismic Load
    10. Analysis
    11. View/Update
    12. Member Forces
    13. Deflected Shape
    14. Mode Shape
    15. Drift
    16. Reports
    17. Load Combinations
  7. RAM Frame - Shear Wall Analysis Module Tutorial
    1. Section Cuts
    2. Reports
  8. RAM Frame Steel - Standard Provisions Tutorial
    1. Design Criteria
    2. Member Code Check ­— Standard Provisions
    3. Joint Code Check ­— Standard Provisions
    4. Reports ­— Standard Provisions
  9. RAM Frame Steel - Seismic Provisions Tutorial
    1. Assign Frame Type
    2. Member Code Check ­— Seismic Provisions
    3. Joint Code Check ­— Seismic Provisions
    4. Reports ­— Seismic Provisions
  10. RAM Frame - Drift Control Tutorial
    1. Defining Virtual Load Cases
    2. Defining Load Pairs
    3. Reports
  11. RAM Concrete Analysis Tutorial
    1. Concrete Program Organization
    2. Concrete Gravity Analysis Module
    3. Concrete Beam Design Module
    4. Concrete Column Design Module
    5. Assign Beam Line Numbers
    6. Analysis Criteria
    7. Other Criteria
    8. Gravity Analysis
    9. On-Screen Results
      1. Results ­— Finite Element Model information
      2. Results ­— Vertical Reactions
      3. Results ­— Member Forces
    10. View Options
      1. View Beam Lines
      2. View Gravity Loads
    11. Reports
  12. RAM Concrete Beam Tutorial
    1. Beam Design Criteria
    2. Detailing Defaults
    3. Load Combinations
    4. Design All and View/Update
    5. Concrete Beam Deflection
    6. Copy Design
    7. Reports
  13. RAM Concrete Column Tutorial
    1. Column Design Criteria
    2. Assign Bar Patterns
    3. Design All and View/Update
    4. Copy Design
    5. Reports
  14. RAM Concrete Shear Wall Tutorial
    1. Concrete Shear Wall Criteria
    2. Wall Design Groups
    3. Assign Section Cuts
    4. Create and Assign Bar Pattern Templates
    5. Manual Reinforcement and Special Boundary Elements
    6. Generate Load Combinations for Design
    7. Design Wall Design Group 1
    8. Modifying the Design
  15. RAM Foundation Tutorial
    1. RAM Foundation Basics
    2. Optimization Criteria
    3. Assign Soil Capacity
    4. Assign Base Plate Sizes to Lateral Columns
    5. Assign Geometry
    6. Assign Surcharge
    7. Assign Pile Geometry
    8. Load Combinations
    9. Design All and View/Update
    10. Reports