The purpose of this tech note is to outline the process of defining manual strip boundaries for design strips in RAM Concept. The example below only discusses the use of the Span Boundary Polyline tool to generate manual design strip boundaries. A similar procedure using the Column Strip Boundary Polyline can be used to generate manual column strip boundaries.
Some important points to remember when defining slab boundaries or column strip boundaries:
The top edge of design strip 2-3 in Figure 1 extends along the slab edge to an adjacent column. A manual strip boundary should be used to trim the design strip so the width of the design strip is more uniform across the length of the span segment.
Figure 1. Design Strip Generated with Incorrect Span Boundary
Following are the recommend steps for correcting the span boundary.
Please see RAM Concept Design Strips for additional help links.