I am designing a braced frame in a 2 story building, where the brace is diagonal brace is eccentric as shown in the picture (included). I would like to know if the Frame beam supporting the brace is being designed for the forces thrown by the brace being subjected to lateral loads. Is there a procedure to figure that out in the software, since we cannot see the load results for frame beams? Kindly help me out on this .
Certainly, the beam is being designed for the forces induced from lateral and gravity loads. You can review the forces in the beam through reports or on-screen graphics, and the design report can be used to check the critical forces in the controlling un-braced segment. This brace, by default, will help the beam under gravity loads, so it's a good idea to cross check the beam in Ram Steel as a full span beam for gravity loads only IMO.