Bentley RAM Connection V8i (SELECTseries 6)

(Last Updated On: July 22, 2018)
RAM Connection V8i (SELECTseries 5)

Everything Needed for Steel Connection Design

RAM Connection, a steel connection design application, is fully integrated with RAM Structural System, RAM Elements, and STAAD.Pro and coming soon with ProStructures! RAM Connection can check or design connections in seconds.

RAM Connection provides comprehensive analysis and design of virtually any connection type and the designs include the tedious seismic code provision requirements. Workflows are optimized with integration of 3D design and detailing models and through the ability to customize the program.

  • Design and optimize any connection type included in the AISC specifications, including both ASD and LRFD. Connection types include shear and moment connections, braced frame connections, and column and beam splices. Seismic provisions for moment and braced frames are also incorporated.
  • A single connection can be designed and duplication of effort and errors can be minimized with the integration of 3D design and detailing models. Utilize your RAM Structural System, RAM Elements, andSTAAD.Pro design models with RAM Connection for seamless connection design of your entire structure.
  • RAM Connection V8i includes base plates for almost any kind of column support. Choose between uniaxial or biaxial analysis, design the base plate per AISC 360-05 (additional seismic check per AISC 341-05 included), design the anchor bolts per ACI 318-05 appendix D in seconds, and get all the detailed reports and structural details you need for your base plate designs.
  • RAM Connection provides flexibility due to its easily customizable interface. Conform to your office standards by entering your own connection tables and rules-of-thumb. Modifying the standard connection databases lets companies incorporate their expertise right into the program.

Easy to use
RAM Connection is easy to use even when you just start working with it. Connections can be checked or designed in a matter of minutes!

Comprehensive connection types
RAM Connection is comprehensive, with all types of steel connection designs for the U.S. and U.K. standards. Connection types include shear, moment, splice, brackets, bracing connections, and base plates.                            

Stand-alone or fully integrated
RAM Connection can be used as stand-alone or fully integrated with RAM Structural System, RAM Elements, and STAAD.Pro. The integration allows transfer of design forces from your structural model and saves hours of time on each project.

Rapid changes
Single or sweeping changes to your designs can be made with RAM Connection. When your project calls for a preferred connection detail you can quickly specify this in RAM Connection, designing connections quickly.        

Safe design
RAM Connection can group sets of connections to keep a project’s connections uniform. This will allow you to optimize your model and provide an efficient yet safe design.

Fast, error-free design
RAM Connection provides easy to use CAD details of designed connections, which can save hours of detailing time, and also reduces errors in transfer of information.

Support for seismic design
RAM Connection deals with the seismic design connection requirements, which can be time consuming and difficult to keep up with.

Fast connection design and review
RAM Connection is the fastest way to review and check connection details and shop drawings. Design a connection from the beginning or review an existing one in minutes.

Comprehensive reporting
Comprehensive and thorough reports are provided by RAM Connection. These reports are easy to understand and can be used directly in your calculation submissions for building departments and peer reviews.


Best-in-class technical support
Bentley provides prompt and helpful technical support — the industry’s most responsive. While other vendors may take days to respond to technical questions, and some vendors do not even provide technical support via telephone, our goal is to provide expert advice in hours, to help make sure you continue to be productive with our software tools.


Bentley RAM Connection V8i (SELECTseries 6)

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