RAM Connection can be used as a standalone solution or in conjunction with an analyzed STAAD.Pro, RAM Structural System, or RAM Elements model.
The integrated solutions allow transfer of model data (including joint data, load cases/combinations, design forces) to ensure an accurate and convenient workflow.
In RAM Connection, connections can be designed and verified according to the following standards:
In RAM Connection, international connection databases are available and will be used in conjunction with the selected design code.
In RAM Connection, you can design connections for a variety of joint types, including beam-to-support, splice, base plates, and bracing joints. In addition, several connections in RAM Connection can be designed with the following joint configurations:
Beam Section Types: Prismatic, Haunched, or Tapered
Column Section Types: Prismatic or Tapered
Beam Sections: I-Shaped or Channel
Column Sections: I-Shaped, Rectangular, or Circular
Vertical Beam Splice Angle
Beam-to-Support: Mitred Knee
Beam Splice: End Plate
In RAM Connection, you can design connections for a variety of different joint configurations.
BCF: Beam - Column Flange
BCW: Beam - Column Web
BG: Beam - Girder
BS: Beam Splice
CS: Column Splice
CC: Column Cap
CB: Column Base Plates
CBB: Column, Beam, Brace
CVR: Chevron Brace
VXB: Vertical X Brace
HCBB: Horizontal Column, Beam, Brace
HBBB: Horizontal Beam, Beam, Brace
HXB: Horizontal X Brace
In RAM Connection, you can design tubular connections for several US and international design standards.
Y Truss Connections
K Truss Connections
X Truss Connections
RAM Connection provides easy to use CAD details of designed connections which can save detailing time and reduce errors.
In RAM Connection, Steel Connection Reports can be view/printed for each connection. These reports include all of the geometric considerations and design checks, along with the formulas and code references, that were performed.
In RAM Connection, the ANSI/AISC 358-16 seismic prequalification requirements can be considered for intermediate and special moment frames.