Release Date: January 19, 2016
Full Version Number: 06.00.01.06
Current and past RAM Concept releases can be downloaded from Bentley Cloud Services at http://connect.bentley.com.
After signing in to the CONNECTION Center, select Software Downloads under My Support. Once on the Software Fulfillment page, RAM Concept installers can be located by performing a search on "RAM Concept", or by selecting Brand -> RAM. Note that although there are multiple listings for RAM Concept (RAM Concept, RAM Concept Post Tension Module, etc.), each of these takes the user to the same list of installers as all features of RAM Concept require only one installation.
RAM Concept CONNECT Edition 06.00.01 can be installed side-by-side with V8i versions of RAM Concept (release 05.02.01 and earlier). However, installing release 06.00.01 will automatically uninstall release 06.00.00.
If using the RAM Concept integration with RAM Structural System, both products must be either the x86 or x64 version. For example, the use of RAM Concept x86 within RAM Structural System x64 is not supported.
RAM Concept CONNECT Edition is recommended for all projects, except those that are nearing final design.
New Features in RAM Concept CONNECT Edition (6.0.1)
In addition to minor error corrections and enhancements, RAM Concept CONNECT Edition has the new features discussed below.
Punching Shear – Enhancement to “Auto Calc” of Column Condition
The algorithms for automatically determining the column connection type (interior, edge, or corner) for punching shear checks have been greatly improved. Detailed information is available in Section 68.4.1, “About Connection Type”, in the RAM Concept user manual.
Profile Polyline Split Command
Profile Polylines drawn on the Tendon Parameters plans may now be split at a point by drawing an intersecting segment. This command is available under Tools -> Split Polyline.
Error Corrections in RAM Concept CONNECT Edition (6.0.1)
This release of RAM Concept contains minor error corrections discussed below.
Colors not printed when printing color contour plots
Colors did not print (only contour lines) when printing color contour slab plots using the Window Preview, Print Window, or Export Window to pdf commands under the Reports menu.
Area spring reactions for overlapping area springs not correct
Where overlapping area springs were drawn at a particular node, the plotted area spring reactions would only include the stiffness from one of the springs. This has been corrected to include the cumulative reaction for multiple overlapping springs.
Unnecessary tendon mesh warning
In some situations an unnecessary warning would be issued that the current mesh was out of date with respect to tendon changes. The detection of the conditions that require a re-mesh due to tendon changes has been greatly improved. This tendon mesh warning should be experienced less frequently and generally only in circumstances where a re-mesh is desired.
RAM Structural System Integration – No Project Assigned
When running RAM Concept embedded within RAM Structural System, if the RAM Structural System (*.rss) file was not associated with a CONNECT Project, an error occurred when attempting to open a floor in RAM Concept from the integration dialog.