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The program appears to stall or become unresponsive when assigning a base plate connection in RAM Connection for RAM Structural System or RAM Connection for RAM Elements.
Base plate connections have more parameters to optimize than other connection types. When assigning the connection, the program designs the connection for all joints and all load conditions selected. When a model contains many joints and several hundred load combinations, it may take hours to assign the base plate connections. In Ram Connection 9.1 improvements to base plate design speed were implemented to alleviate this problem. The following tips still apply to older version in particular.
Before attempting to assign the connection, do the following:
Consider using one of the following work-arounds to decrease the design time:
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