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Wind Surface Loads Bypassing Interior diaphragms
It is my understanding that wind loads in RAM Frame are distributed vertically between each diaphragm. However, I have a multistory structure that is encased with a curtain wall between the ground floor and roof that distributes wind load vertically...
Fri, Sep 17 2021 11:35 AM
wind to eurocode and ram structural ram elements
Hi, Is any of ram structural or elements use wind in eurocode? thanks,
Wed, Sep 15 2021 4:08 PM
Ability to move end points of Line Load
Similar to having handles on area loads, the ability to graphically move line (and point) loads would be really really helpful.
Mon, Aug 30 2021 3:46 PM
RAMSS - Specify Joist Self Weights
Joist self weights are not included in the analysis by default due to varying manufacturer SWs, but you could allow us to specify a self weight in the beam module under the criteria/joists menu.
Thu, Jul 1 2021 10:11 AM
Ability to cancel report printing in RAMSS
Some reports are long and take a while to load. It would be nice to have the ability to terminate the report loading/printing process.
Thu, May 13 2021 8:26 AM
Abort RSS software version 17.02.01.23
Hello Bentley community. I am making a 15-story building with a structural system of concrete walls. I use RSS and the software aborts several times, when I am in the concrete / wall / design module, inclusive. The version used in RSS is 17.02.01.23...
Sun, May 2 2021 10:34 PM
Slab Penetration Layout - Adjustable View Box
In RAM Modeler, the Layout>Slab>Slab Penetration Layout dialog box is not adjustable - it would be beneficial to be able to make this view different sizes when you work on a project with a large amount of slab penetrations. For example the ability to...
Fri, Jan 22 2021 1:32 PM
Ability to delete brace in 3D and with change of Frame beam to gravity beam
The lateral braces in RAM currently can only be deleted by going to the elevation view of the lateral frame beam. This is a tedious task, if you are modifying the locations of multiple braces. It would be tremendously useful if the braces can be deleted...
Thu, Jan 21 2021 4:51 PM
RAM Connection/RAM SS brace angle override
It would be nice if the integrated RAM Connection would allow a permanent override of brace angle on CBB and CVR connections. RAM SS designs to an analytical line at the top of the beams, and we design braced frame connections to the centerline. the...
Mon, Aug 31 2020 10:21 AM
RAM Concrete shearwall - Issues with nominal capacity after reinforcement change - RAM SS 17.01.01.05
I am encountering an issue where the nominal values and the resulting interaction ratios are suddenly changing within the concrete shearwall design window. To get to where I am having the issues, the model is being built, loaded, and analyzed without...
Mon, Aug 24 2020 6:13 PM
Change Polygon Option for Mat Foundations
Please add an option in RAM Modeler > Layout > Foundations > Mat > Geometry to "Change Polygon". Currently, the only option is to "Modify Coordinates". It would be much faster to have a GUI that lets users snap to grid or construction lines rather than...
Thu, Jul 30 2020 9:51 AM
Output Summed Reactions at Tilt-up Wall Joints
RAM does not currently have a direct way to get the combined reaction from two tilt-up wall panels at a joint with a gap assignment. This makes it labor-intensive to design deep foundation elements such as piers/caissons which are commonly used at tilt...
Thu, Jul 30 2020 9:44 AM
RAM needs to calculate emodied carbon!
Grace Di Benedetto
We are increasingly being asked to assess options on the basis of carbon intensity. It would save many engineers lots of time if RAM concept had the capability of calculating embodied carbon. It is a very simple addition - it could be done in much the...
Tue, Jul 7 2020 6:43 AM
Manage inclined ramps in RSS
Analyze and design ramps that joins different levels in a structure, as the ones you find in parking structures, for both, concrete and steel.
Wed, Jul 1 2020 8:59 PM
Add Ability to Split Members in RAM Modeler
The ability to split members (beams and walls) in Modeler would be very helpful, rather than delete and reenter
Wed, Jul 1 2020 3:47 PM
Cancel Last Point
The ability to cancel last point when drawing an area load, deck assignment or mat foundation like you can in RAM Concept. It's especially frustrating when drawing a mat foundation and you accidentally click the wrong point and have to start over since...
Tue, Jun 30 2020 11:15 AM
Flexibility in modifying the tributary height for Wind Load exposure for buildings with varying levels of diaphragms
RAM wind load currently gets applied taking the trib height as half the difference between the two levels. It would be tremendously useful if there was an option to modify the trib height, thereby playing with full height or partial height exposure for...
Fri, Jun 19 2020 9:34 AM
Allow user assigned composite stud quantity
In RAM Modeler and/or RAM Steel Beam provide the ability under Assign to assign composite stud quantity similar to assigning a beam size.
Tue, Jun 16 2020 3:44 PM
Wind Uplift in RAM Frame
Add wind uplift load cases to RAM Frame.
Fri, Jun 12 2020 1:42 PM
OPTION TO ADD CUSTOM OR "OTHER" LOAD CASE FOR GRAVITY LOADS
There is currently no option so specify an "Other" load case when adding gravity loads in Modeler through PropTable - just Dead and Live - even though it is possible to assign a nodal load to an "Other" Load Type when in Modeler elevation view. RAM Frame...
Wed, Jun 3 2020 11:47 AM
SELECTING AN END POINT FOR BEAM EXTENSION CANTILEVER
There is only an option of inserting cantilever length or provide X or Y intercept for beam extension. It would be useful to have an option of selecting an end point like stubs.
Tue, Jun 2 2020 5:46 PM
RAM SS- Axial Design Check for Braced Frame/Collector Beams
Adding an axial design check for beams or collectors to a braced frame lateral frame system. In particularly for rigid diaphragms these forces are not applied to horizontal members and require separate hand checks or analysis in another program. This...
Tue, Jun 2 2020 4:42 PM
RAM SS-Foundations modeled/adjustments in Foundation Module
It would be a time saver to not require reanalysis of the building for changing/adding a foundation element or their properties, by allowing modeling to be conducted in the foundation module.
Tue, Jun 2 2020 4:34 PM
Reports for meshed shear wall reactions
Currently you can only export the end reactions to a report. It would be beneficial to be able to export the reactions at ever node (specifically to a text file) a long the wall for foundation design.
Tue, Jun 2 2020 4:22 PM
Apply different % composite rules for different members
We generally require a different minimum % composite for beams as opposed to girders. It would be beneficial to apply member specific rules, similar to how different deflection criteria is applied.
Tue, Jun 2 2020 4:18 PM
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