• RAM Structural System - Powerhouse structural applications

    RAM Structural System

    Powerhouse structural applications

Structural Design Software for Buildings

Tackle projects with confidence and efficiently produce high quality and economical designs, using various concrete, steel, and joist building materials; all in compliance with your local building codes. Quickly design, analyze, and create documentation for your building projects, saving time and money. Design anything from individual components to large-scale building and foundations. Increase your productivity by eliminating tedious and time consuming tasks with RAM’s practical applications. RAM maximizes your software investment with one fully integrated application suite offering complete building analysis, design, and drafting for both steel and concrete structures. Easily share your structural data with applications such as Revit, Tekla, and Bentley’s AECOsim Building Designer through Integrated Structural Modeling (ISM) workflows. 

Four workhorse design modules are bundled into RAM Structural System:

  • RAM Steel: Model and design your entire structure
  • RAM Concrete: Obtain reinforcement quantities for both gravity and lateral frames
  • RAM Frame: Analyze your frames and walls, including compliance with wind and seismic requirements
  • RAM Foundation: Design, evaluate, and analyze your spread, continuous, and pile cap foundations.
  • Analyze gravity and lateral load

    • Design and analyze simple or complex structures for a wide range of loading conditions, including those induced by gravity such as dead and live loads, including skip conditions, in combination with lateral loads including wind and seismic.

  • Comply with seismic requirements

    • Design and detail seismic force-resisting systems, generating seismic loads according to the relevant building code. Consider these forces in the design of elements and, where applicable, the design of frames and the larger structural system. Enforce the ductility requirements of the selected design code in element proportioning and detailing.

  • Design and analyze with finite elements

    • Complete building analysis, design, and drafting for the entire structure accurately and efficiently using our state-of-the-art finite element analysis. Reduce or eliminate the time spent waiting for results using our fast solvers.

  • Design and analyze structural models

    • Quickly model your entire structure, including decks, slabs, slab edges and openings, beams, columns, walls, braces, spread and continuous footings, and pile caps. Efficiently automate many of your time-consuming design and analysis tasks and produce practical system and component designs that are document ready.

  • Design to international design standards

    • Extend the reach of your business practice and take advantage of global design opportunities by using a wide range of international standards and specifications in our design products. Complete your designs with confidence thanks to extensive support of U.S. and international standards.

  • Generate design loads and load combinations

    • Apply code-prescribed wind and seismic loads to the structure using built-in load generators. Calculate relevant loading parameters automatically based on the structural geometry, mass, and selected building code provisions without the need for separate hand calculations. Combine these lateral load cases with gravity and other types of loads using load combination generators.

  • Integrate slab and foundation designs

    • Design slabs and foundations using specialized applications that are integrated within the master analysis model. Create design calculations and reinforcing drawings. Add the design information in BIM models by using ISM.

  • Model building structures

    • Model, analyze, and design with intuitive applications tailored especially to the needs of building structures. Quickly obtain comprehensive and thorough designs that conform to U.S. and international building code requirements.

  • Model parametric structures

    • Model structural members such as beams, columns, braces, steel connections, footings, foundations, and rebar. Apply steel connections between beams and columns, updating size changes automatically. Member types are also parametric for assemblies such as stairs, ladders, and handrails.

  • Model structural steel

    • Model structural steel shapes such as beams, columns, and braces, based on country-specific steel tables or user-defined shapes. Complete your steel design by modeling steel connections, either standard or custom, and automatically adjust based on the connecting members. Model comprehensive steel plate-work, including gusset plates and chute work.

  • Produce structural design documentation

    • Generate structural design documents automatically, including necessary plans and elevations that are used to convey the design intent. Changes made to the 3D model are automatically updated in the documentation.

  • Share structural models

    • Transfer structural model geometry and design results from one application to another and synchronize changes over time. Quickly share the structural model, drawings, and information with the entire team for review.

  • Utilize international section profiles

    • Complete your structural model using a vast array of international section profile databases, which are included at no extra charge. Take advantage of global design opportunities around the world.

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