I get a warning and a no design on a 2-pile configuration pile cap with a lightly loaded column: "Minor Direction Moment found in one or more load combinations for a pile cap with only 2 piles".
What causes this warning and how do I prevent it?
Additionally, does the program have the capability to design a 1-pile pile cap?
If you have a 2 pile cap oriented long direction in the X axis, then the program will provide the warning if there is any moment about the X axis at the base of the columns. This moment would cause the footing to roll over.
You can change the orientation of the footing in the Modeler if that's the problem, otherwise you can either revise the fixity or use a pile cap with more piles.
We still don't design a single monolithic pile type foundation in Ram Foundation.