RAM - 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 complementary applications like RAM Concept and RAM Connection to make the most of your RAM model
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 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 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 international building code requirements.
Produce structural design documentation
Generate structural design documents 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.