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RAM Connection

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, and STAAD.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. 


RAM Connection Features 



Model any of the following connection types on your analytical model:

Beam-Column (Flange or Web)
Beam and Column Splices
Gusset Plates for Bracing Connections
Base Plates

Unstiffened or stiffened column base plates

Uniaxial and biaxial

Stand-alone columns or with gussets for braces
Anchor design and optimization

Extensive, customizable database of connections provided 
Generate connections for the database using Microsoft Excel 
Control over dozens of design parameters:  
  Welds (size, material, length, etc.) 
Plate dimensions 
Bolt (size, material, hole type, etc.) 
Doublers and stiffeners dimensions




Design per ANSI/AISC 360-05 (LRFD or ASD)
ANSI/AISC 341-05 Seismic Provisions for Moment and Braced Frames
ANSI/AISC 358-05 Prequalified Moment Connections
ACI 318-08 Appendix D for anchors
Verify existing connections
Optimize connections from selected list
Detailed and summary design output
On-screen verification of connection results