RAM Connection CONNECT Edition V13 Update 4 (v13.4.0) Release Notes – Updated December 2020
1. Seismic enhancements for AISC 345-16 and AISC 358-16. Update AISC seismic provisions to latest code for all moment frame and bracing frame connections. All FEMA - 350 checks were updated to AISC 358-16.
Figure 1. AISC 358 - 16 checks
2. New gusset to brace interface connections for AISC / CSA / AS / NZS.
Figure 2. Forked plates Figure 3. Forked tee Figure 4. Slotted with cover plates
Figure 5. Tee with cover plates Figure 6. Flattened tubular Figure 7. Tie rod
3. New joint dialog for joint type selection. Now it is much easier to identify joint groups and all joint type options.
Figure 8. New Joint dialog
4. Several connection enhancements like:
Figure 9. Circular base plate including an opening
Figure 10. Horizontal gusset connection for a brace connected only to a girder.
Figure 11. Knee brace connection (chevron).