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RAM Elements

3D Structural analysis and Design Software

One Affordable software

Perform analysis and design of virtually any structure in one affordable application

What is RAM Elements?

RAM Elements is a 3D structural analysis and design software that allows you to quickly perform 3D finite element analysis – of almost any type of structure or structural component.  Complete your steel, concrete, cold-formed steel, timber, and masonry projects, regardless of complexity, on time and on budget. It is commonly used to design trusses, continuous beams, and frames of all types, as well as retaining walls, masonry walls, tilt-up walls, shear walls, and footings.

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RAM Elements

Perform analysis and design – including 3D finite element analysis – of almost any type of structure or structural component, in one affordable application.

*Prices vary per region. For more options, see licensing and subscriptions section.

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“Bentley solutions allowed us to work more efficiently, saving significant resource hours and materials.”

— Manuel Robles Romero, Structural Project Manager, Answer Ingenieri­a


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Frequently Asked Questions

RAM Elements is a 3D structural analysis and design software. RAM Elements helps engineers and designers perform design tasks for steel, concrete, cold-formed steel, timber, and masonry building projects within a single easy-to-learn and use application.

RAM Elements tutorials can be found on Bentley Communities, however here are some FREE RAM webinars available in our eStore.

If you want to receive tailored training or attend a RAM Elements course, Bentley offers extra training and mentoring services. You can choose from tailor-made training, on-demand learning, consulting services, mentoring and more. Learn more about Expert Services here.

The price of RAM Elements varies per region. While there are various types of licensing available, a common choice is the 12-month practitioner license offered through Bentley’s eStore. When you purchase through the eStore you get a Virtuoso Subscription which means you get both the software AND the training, expert services, and custom mentoring you need to get started quickly.

1.3 GHz or faster processor (x64)

Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 or higher

2 GB minimum, 4 GB recommended

Hard Disk
675 MB free disk space for installation
2 GB available for analyzing models

Open GL compatible graphics card with at least 512 MB in video memory, 1024×768 minimum screen resolution.

For the most up-to-date system requirements, visit Bentley Communities.

Licensing and Subscription options

Choose What is Right for You

One-year license with training

Virtuoso Subscription – A popular choice for small and medium-sized businesses

Get access to software that comes with training – fast! Bentley’s eStore, Virtuosity, offers a convenient way to lease a 12-month license of Bentley software for a low, upfront cost. Every online purchase through Virtuosity comes as a Virtuoso Subscription that includes training and auto-renewals.

With no contract required, it’s easy to get started quickly.

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One-time purchase with support

Perpetual License with SELECT

A perpetual license of Bentley software is a one-time purchase, with a yearly maintenance subscription, called SELECT. This includes 24/7/365 technical support, learning resources, and the ability to exchange licenses for other software once a year. With SELECT, you will benefit from:

  • License pooling, so you can access your software from multiple computers.
  • Access additional Bentley software with Term Licenses, which allow you to pay for what you use without the upfront cost of purchasing a perpetual license.

Annual renewal quotes are delivered directly to your inbox, and our experienced Renewal Representatives are available to answer your questions and guide you through any changes you’d like to make.

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Enterprise Organizations

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For larger organizations with in-depth requirements, we offer plans to provide global pricing and access to our comprehensive portfolio of solutions and success plan services. Contact us about how to get access to software, global best practices, implementation services, training, and technical support to help your organization realize its full potential while addressing your unique needs.

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