How may I access the weights of braces in VBA for a material takeoff macro? I am trying to use IGravityLoads1.GetMemberSelfWeight, which works for my beams and columns, but isn't working for braces. Thanks
We don't apply self-weight on braces in RAM SS (most users want these designed as axial-only members). You can use our Estimator spreadsheet to pull the material quantities. https://communities.bentley.com/products/ram-staad/m/structural_analysis_and_design_gallery/141902 or reference the VBA code we use there.
Ok thank you, would you happen to know if seismic load cases are treated differently than wind in terms of accessing them in DA? I can't seem to get seismic cases read through my macro even though the model's Frame module has them analyzed.
Same as far as I know. If you need to send your code I can ask a developer to check it.
ok I think I successfully uploaded, I tried to upload to both this thread, and the last thread I created (which is more directly related to the load case issue)
I saw a file uploaded twice, but I believe the Excel file is linked to another workbook that actually has the code, Foundation Load Processor (RAM API)-figure out columns loads.xlsm'!Module2.GetRamData .
I reuploaded with the correct macro assigned to that workbook. thanks
The macro returned seismic forces for the US Tutorial that installs with RAM Structural System. If there is a problem, it seems specific to your model. We will need to see the model if your are unable to determine the source of the problem. Have you confirmed that there are member forces for the problem cases in RAM Frame?