RAM Elements CONNECT Edition v16.06.00.187 Release Notes – Updated February 2022
1. Update wood design to NDS-2018. The wood design was updated to the latest NDS-2018 including both ASD and LRFD. The update includes the Beam Design and Truss Design modules. The Wood Design module will be updated for next release (v16.07).
Figure 1. New NDS-2018 design code.
2. Option to Import user custom data from previous version. This was previously only possible the first time RAM Elements was launched for each new version. Now the tool can be called from the General configuration dialog as required. The user custom items to be imported include database items like sections, materials, bolts, welds, anchors and connections templates, supporting files like Leos, images, models, configurations files and assignment toolbars for steel connections.
Figure 2. Import user custom data.
3. Large enhancement to design speed. Several fixes and enhancements were performed to the way RAM Elements handle the design station information related to unbraced lengths and others that improved largely the design speed.
4. Some small enhancements like:
Figure 3. Strength reduction factor option