After installing RAM Connection v9.0, custom databases (sections, materials, connections) that were available in v8.0 are no longer available.
User databases from previous versions are not automatically converted to v9.0 databases during the installation process. However, version 9.0 will not overwrite any of the RAM Connection user databases.
User databases from a previous version can be converted to v9.0 user databases using the procedure below.
Copy folders and files from C:\ProgramData\Bentley\Engineering\RAM Connection\Database and C:\ProgramData\Bentley\Engineering\RAM Connection\ConnectionToolBars to the following location
C:\ProgramData\Bentley\Engineering\RAM Connection.en\DatabaseC:\ProgramData\Bentley\Engineering\RAM Connection.en\ConnectionToolBars
Note: For users using the Spanish Version, replace "RAM Connection.es" for "RAM Connection.en" in the paths noted above.
This will copy all user databases (bolts, connections, materials, sections, and welds) and customized toolbars to the corresponding RAM Connection v9.0 folder.
RAM Connection v8.0 connection databases need to be converted to a new format. The following should only be completed if the user has customized databases:
Find the database converter (DataFileConversor.exe) located in the following location:
English Version - C:\Program Files (x86)\Bentley\Engineering\RAM Connection.en
Spanish Version - C:\Program Files (x86)\Bentley\Engineering\RAM Connection.es
Double-click on the file to run the executable. The dialog below will appear:
In the path box, choose the new location of the Connections Database:
English Version - C:\Program Files (x86)\Bentley\Engineering\RAM Connection.en\Connections
Spanish Version - C:\Program Files (x86)\Bentley\Engineering\RAM Connection.es\Connections
Check the box for "Include Sub Folders."
Click on the Convert button to convert the files.
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