RAM Connection CONNECT Edition V13 Update 6 (v13.6.0) Release Notes – Updated October 2021
1. New truss-gusset-branch connection for AS4100, NZS3404 and AISC360.
This connection supports I and hollow structural sections (i.e. HSS) as chords and three branches at the top and three at the bottom that can be any allowable section for branches (i.e. angles, double angles, I, channels, HSS, Tees and rods).
Figure 1. New truss-gusset-branch connection
A new group for truss connections was added in the assignment buttons for all truss connection options.
Figure 2. New truss connection group
2. New tubular connections for mitred knee and beam and column splices joints for AISC360, CSAS16 and EN1993
Figure 3. Mitred knee and end plate (moment end plate) connections for tubular members
3. New joint dialog default values according to the selected design code.
Figure 4. Default sections and materials according to design code
4. Some connection enhancements like:
Figure 5. Moment end plate with four bolt columns