• STAAD(X) Tower V8i (SELECTseries 3) Now Available

    The latest build STAAD(X) Tower V8i was released last month. This release includes several new features and enhancements for the modeling of communication structures, with an emphasis on self-supporting tower structures.

    Some of the key new features include:

    • A wider variety of mounts as discrete appurtenances are now available for all communication structures, such as: T-Arms, T-Frames, Sector Frames, Side Arms, and…
    • Tue, Aug 9 2011
  • Web-Tapered Member Analysis and Design in RAM Elements V8i

    The American Institute of Steel Construction has just published Design Guide 25, titled Frame Design Using Web-Tapered Members. This publication details the design of web-tapered members, which are commonly used in the metal building industry. RAM Elements has had the capability to analyze and design these members since version 11.0 (v12.0 is the latest release); something no other software tool on the market is capable…

    • Wed, Aug 3 2011