3D Structural Analysis and Design Software
Perform analysis and design – including quickly performing 3D finite element analysis – of almost any type of structure or structural component, all in one affordable application. You will save time and money by performing your daily design tasks for all of your building projects, simple or complex, all within a single easy-to-learn and use application. Complete your steel, concrete, cold-formed steel, timber, and masonry projects, regardless of complexity, on time and on budget. Maximize your software investment by using RAM Element’s simple graphic interface to quickly design trusses, continuous beams, and frames of all types. Quickly complete many other design tasks such as designing retaining walls, masonry walls, tilt-up walls, shear walls, or footings.
Comply with Seismic Requirements
Design Lateral Resisting Frames
Analyze Gravity and Lateral Load
Generate Design Loads and Load Combinations
Design Beams, Columns and Walls
Design Cold-formed Steel Members
Design to International Design Standards
RAM Elements Capabilities
Analyze gravity and lateral load
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.
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 beams, columns and walls
Optimize or analyze beams, columns, and walls for gravity and lateral loads to quickly obtain safe and economical designs. Confidently produce designs in compliance with global design specifications and building codes.
Design cold-formed steel members
Design light gauge steel members using a comprehensive cold-formed sections library without needing to use a separate special-purpose application.
Design lateral resisting frames
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.
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.
Detail and schedule concrete reinforcing
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.
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.
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.