RAM Structural System
Structural Design Software for Buildings
Save time and money by automating the most tedious, repetitive, and time-consuming project tasks. When you increase your productivity, you can focus on the more critical aspects of design and provide a superior and more cost-effective solution to your client.
RAM Structural System provides you a complete solution for analysis, design, drafting, and documentation for steel and concrete buildings, foundations, and even individual structural components; all in compliance with your local building codes.
RAM Structural System helps engineers like you:
- Save countless hours with an intuitive modeling environment
- Design structural steel and concrete elements, including foundations, to conform with design and building code provisions
- Analyze the buildings’ lateral system for wind and seismic loads in the most practical way
- Calculate the gravity load distribution across the structure using specialized methods, tailored to specific framing systems
- Share your structural data with applications such as Revit, Tekla, and Bentley’s OpenBuildings Designer
- Seamlessly integrate with complimentary applications like RAM Concept and RAM Connection to make the most of your RAM model
Design and analyze simple or complex structures for a wide range of loading conditions, including conditions induced by gravity like dead and live loads, such as skip conditions and tilt-up walls, in combination with lateral loads like wind and seismic.
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.
Perform extensive building-code checks for seismic and wind forces on braced frames and moment frames. Quickly obtain safe and reliable designs for all of your structural projects.
Create a single 3D model that includes your tilt-up walls and roof/floor systems. Simplify modeling accounts for analytical separation between adjacent walls and eccentric gravity loads on walls. Apply pressures with linearly varying magnitudes and automatic distribution over wall openings. Perform elastic second-order analysis for consideration of slenderness effects. Design concrete walls for out-of-plane and in-plane forces, with consideration of reveals and seismic provisions for special walls.
Produce rebar placing drawings, including sections, plans, details, bar bending schedules, material take-offs and beam/column/footing schedules, all based on the 3D model. All schedules and drawings can be customized to adhere to your company’s standards for concrete projects.
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.
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.