I want to model the frame as shown in the picture below in RAM Elements. The clouded regions shown is the shear only transfer splice connection. All other connections are pinned connections. My question is, how do I model the frame in RAM Elements?
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Split the chord member at the splice location if you have not already done so. Then apply the desired hinges, or member end releases, to one of the two members (e.g. bending and axial hinges, but not shear). Be careful, if you hinge too many degrees of freedom it might become unstable.
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Thanks for a prompt response Seth! I appreciate it!