In Ram Concept the mesh of slabs and beams is always continuous material. You can elect to pin the columns and walls supporting the slab, but there is no automatic way to introduce a hinge in the slab or beams.
To simulate a hinge the user can introduce a weak zone at the point of the hinge. The weak zone could be
One advantage of using a thin slab strip is that you can visually identify this on plans and perspectives, but the resulting steps in the slab might complicate design strips trimming.
The problem with openings is that vertical shear cannot traverse an opening.
So it is generally preferred to use a slab with modified behavior. The figure below indicates how to model such a thing using KMs = 0.001:
Note, the width of the modified region is not all that significant, but it should not be so small that it complicates the mesh.
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