Release Date: April 2022
Version: RAM Concept CONNECT Edition v08.03.01.69
This release includes minor changes, defect corrections, and launches and launches an Early Access Program (EAP) for RAM Concept’s iTwin Synchronize to Cloud Workflow.
This version of RAM Concept can read all previous file formats. Files saved in this version cannot be read by other previous versions, including Version 8 Update 3 (v08.03.00).
Please see the Version 8 Update 3 (v08.03.00) Release Notes for important information not included in the abbreviated Release Notes for this version.
The iTwin Synchronize to Cloud Workflow is now available in the iTwin Services menu. This workflow integrates Bentley’s cloud-based ProjectWise 365 portal, which helps teams create, share, review, and coordinate on project information.
RAM Concept users can access these capabilities at no additional charge by participating in an Early Access Program (EAP). More information about the EAP can be found here. After the EAP concludes, a separate license will be required to access the cloud synchronization features. The local iTwin Synchronize to File Workflow will continue to be included with the RAM Concept license.
Using the ProjectWise 365 portal and the iTwin Synchronize to Cloud Workflow, designers can push their analytical model data into 3D iTwin Design Review sessions, which can be accessed by other project stakeholders using a web browser without the need for a native design application license or installation. In iTwin Design Review session, users can create custom views, isolate key elements, pin comments to model components for other team members to review, and more.
A practical application of this technology, which users can trial during the EAP, is the ability for RAM Concept users push PT tendon profiles to a 3D analytical iTwin and review those profiles in cross sections across the floor. See images below.
More information on using Bentley iTwin Services and ProjectWise 365 with Bentley’s Engineering Analysis applications can be found here.
RAM Concept CONNECT Edition v08.03.01 includes fixes for the issues discussed below.
Slab Analysis Results Not Plotted
In v08.03.00, some default plans were setup to plot max or min context results when only standard results were available. No information was plotted in these plans after the calculations were completed. RAM Concept would automatically change the context to standard and plot results when the Plot Settings dialog was opened and then immediately closed. This issue has been resolved in this version.
Negative Area Spring Stiffness
In some models with variable area springs, a slightly negative area spring stiffness may have been calculated when extrapolating values from the input area spring constant inputs. When this issue occurred, the error shown in the image below was displayed. In affected models, the calculated negative area spring constant was very small and unlikely to affect analysis results.
When generating plans for new load combinations added by the user, default plans are now created for each of the result contexts: std, min, and max. Some plans may not contain any results depending upon the load combination settings.
RAM Concept CONNECT Edition v08.03.01 can read all previous file formats, but writes files in a format that cannot be read by previous versions.
RAM Concept now installs and utilizes updated RealDWG components to address a potential security risk. These components are used by RAM Concept for importing and exporting DWG or DXF files.
Details about the security vulnerability in advisories that are published through Bentley’s Common Vulnerability Exposure Program.
See Advisory Number BE-2021-0010 and BE-2021-0011 for more information about the potential security risk.