When trying to access Connection Design within STAAD.pro CONNECT Edition, you may be stopped with an error, ---------------------------This workflow is licensed with the RAM Connection license.Without this license only a few sample connections will be available.To use all the capabilities in this workflow, the relevant Additional License option should be selected on the Start Page.
Similarly, when trying to access Connection design within STAAD.pro SELECT Series 6, you may be stopped with an error, No license for Ram Connection is available. Only simple Beam-Column connections available for usage."
STAAD.Pro needs to be configured to Enable Ram Connection License usage.
STAAD.Pro CONNECT Edition
Once you start the software, you will find the following License Configuration set up in bottom right-hand corner. Note the color of the indicator for RAM Connection.
You will get a warning messages noted above if the Ram Connection indicator is grey and you try to use the Connection Design Workflow.
To change the configuration click on the License configuration link on the left and check the option for Ram Connection, then Accept
When making changes to the License Configuration in STAAD.Pro CE, the user will be prompted, "Changes to STAAD.Pro license configuration will take effect after application is restarted. Would you like to restart STAAD.Pro now?"
STAAD.Pro V8i SS6
From inside the start-up page of STAAD.Pro, on the License Configuration, check the box for RAM Connection as shown here.
You will get a warning message about "Additional License Selected"; this informs you that if you do not own a license of RAM Connection, you will incur a over-usage bill later.
Select 'Yes' if you own a license for RAM Connection or you are okay with the charge.
Now, go to the Misc. Options tab, make sure the box for "Use Ram Connection Product License" is checked if you have selected 'yes' in the last warning message.
P.S. There have been few cases, where the license selection in License Configuration has not saved the selection. Try un-checking / re-checking it. Then go to the Misc. Options and check the box for 'Use RAM Connection License" and clicking Apply followed by Accept. If the information is not getting saved and it has remained checked ; uninstall STAAD.Pro and reinstall it with full administrative privileges (right-click on the installation file and select the option "Run as administrator", though you are logged in as the administrator). Now go to the configuration, uncheck the box, click on apply and then re-check it , click on apply, followed by accept. Now RAM Connection should work fine.
Error getting a RAM Connection License
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