RAM Structural System http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/7671/ Thu, 03 Sep 2015 15:00:00 EST Thu, 03 Sep 2015 15:00:00 EST http://backend.userland.com/rss RapidFeeds v2.0 -- http://www.rapidfeeds.com RAM Structural System Release 15.0 Available Soon <font color="#ff9966"><font color="#ffcc33">RAM Structural System CONNECT Edition Release 15.0</font> will soon be available. This version is part of the Bentley CONNECT Edition family of products. In this version models are associated with projects, providing tracking and analytics. Several significant enhancements and modifications have been made to the interoperability with other software such as Bentley AECOsim Building Designer BIM software, STAAD, and Autodesk Revit through the ISM capabilities. Also included are many enhancements to the concrete reinforcement selection, DXF output, Load Combination generators, and others. <font color="#ffcc33">For more information on this version double-click here.</font></font><br> http://communities.bentley.com/products/structural/structural_analysis___design/b/analysis_and_design_blog/archive/2015/09/03/ram-structural-system-connect-edition-release-15-0-new-features-and-enhancements http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=7521883 Thu, 03 Sep 2015 15:00:00 EST Training Courses in September <font color="#0000ff">A series of <font color="#3366ff">Live Distance Learn</font> courses for the RAM products is offered in September. Be more productive by learning how to better utilize these programs. Double-click here for more information.</font> http://communities.bentley.com/products/structural/structural_analysis___design/b/analysis_and_design_blog/archive/2015/08/24/ram-upcoming-training-opportunities-september-2015 http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=7521882 Tue, 25 Aug 2015 14:04:00 EST ISM Revit plugin Release Notice <font color="#33cc00">ISM Revit plugin V8i SELECTseries 7 Release 8.11.12.03 is now available. This version of the Revit ISM plugin allows Revit 2014, 2015 and now Revit 2016 users to participate in Integrated Structural Modeling workflows. Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Revit are supported. Some errors were also corrected. Integrated Structural Modeling allows data synchronization, change management, revision history and model viewing. <font color="#33ff00">For more information, double-click here.</font></font> http://communities.bentley.com/products/structural/w/structural__wiki/23290.ism-revit-plugin-release-notice http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=7521881 Thu, 20 Aug 2015 21:36:00 EST Webinar: Dr. Kit Miyamoto- Lessons from the Earthquake Zone <font color="#66ccff">How do countries reduce earthquake disaster risk to achieve maximum resiliency? In the aftermath of major earthquakes, how have different nations overcome the incredible challenges of disaster reconstruction? Are we doing enough to be prepared? Earn PDH credit by viewing the recording of our partnered webcast with Informed Infrastructure Magazine. Listen in as Dr. Kit Miyamoto, S.E., CEO of Miyamoto International and a California Seismic Safety Commissioner, shares lessons learned from his personal experience on the ground in the immediate aftermath of major seismic events. Hear his firsthand accounts from his experiences responding to earthquakes including Gorkha - Nepal 2015, Tohoku - Japan 2011, Christ Church - New Zealand 2011 and Leogane - Haiti 2010. Learn how government policies can impact the Nation's resiliency. Free. <font color="#33ffcc">To access the recording, double-click here and scroll down to the listing of the webinar.</font> </font> http://v1-education.com/ http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=7521880 Thu, 20 Aug 2015 21:10:00 EST Improving Seismic Resilience webinar <font color="#66ccff">The recording of the webinar on the <font color="#66ff99">U.S. Resiliency Council</font> approach to <font color="#66ff99">improving seismic resiliency</font> is now available for viewing. USRC's approach to rating buildings will help owners predict expected building safety, repair and time to regain function after a major seismic event. Learn how USRC's certified engineering approach helps ensure consistency of ratings and how USRC's technical auditing process for rating submissions can ensure credibility. Learn how Bentley is committed to the success of the USRC with incorporation of these rating methodologies in our solutions. Hosted by Civil + Structural Engineer magazine, sponsored by Bentley Systems, Inc, and presented by Ron Mayes, Ph.D., USRC Co-Founder and Acting Executive Director, and Raoul Karp, P.E., S.E., VP Structural, Pipestressand Bridge, Bentley Systems, Inc. One hour PDH available. Free. <font color="#66ffff">To access the recording, double-click here, and scroll down to the listing of the webinar.</font> </font> http://cenews.com/continuingeducation/ http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=7521879 Thu, 20 Aug 2015 21:09:00 EST Response Spectra Analysis Webinar <font color="#ffcc00">The recording of the webinar titled <font color="#ffff00">A Practical Approach to Using the Response Spectra Analysis Method</font> is now available for viewing. For an increasing number of buildings the building codes require the use of the response spectra analysis method in their analysis and design. There may also be economic advantages to using that method as well. Response Spectra Analysis is more complicated than traditional equivalent static methods. With the proper approach and the proper tools, the effort required for Response Spectra Analysis need not be significantly more than that required using those more conventional methods. This webinar is a technical discussion of response spectra analysis and the ASCE 7 requirements associated with it. The information will help you more confidently and productively use the response spectra analysis method in your practice. This webinar was presented by Allen Adams, P.E., S.E., Chief Structural Engineer of the RAM group at Bentley Systems, Inc. Free. <font color="#ffcccc">Double-click here to access the webinar.</font></font> http://pages.info.bentley.com/video-details/?video=CO_VID_RAMWEB_06_15&videoDBID=9e50e4b1-3fda-4b0b-a1f2-2a6338ce9153 http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=7521878 Thu, 20 Aug 2015 21:22:00 EST Diaphragm Modeling in the Analysis of Buildings ASCE Webinar <font color="#00cc99"><font color="#00ffcc"><font color="#ffffcc">Today is the last day to register!!</font> ASCE</font> is offering a webinar titled <font color="#99ffff">Practical Insights for Diaphragm Modeling in the Analysis of Building Structures</font>. Gain a greater understanding of the differences between <font color="#00ccff">Rigid, Semirigid, and Flexible diaphragms</font>, their modeling, their impact on analysis results, and the ASCE 7 and IBC code requirements associated with them. A significant portion of this webinar will focus on Semirigid diaphragms, particularly the sensitivity on the results of mesh size and material properties, as well as a comparison with Rigid and Flexible diaphragm analyses. This webinar will empower you to better make appropriate decisions on diaphragm and load modeling, balancing the needed level of accuracy with the business demands of speed and simplicity. This webinar is being presented by Allen Adams, P.E., S.E., M.ASCE, Chief Structural Engineer of the RAM group at Bentley Systems, Inc. This is an ASCE webinar, not a Bentley webinar, and there is a cost to view; there are options for individuals and for groups. It is highly recommended. 1.5 PDH credits. <font color="#00ff66">Wednesday, June 24, 2015. 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM ET</font>. <font color="#ccff66">To attend, you must register by Friday, June 19!</font> <font color="#99ff00">Double-click here to see the catalog listing for this webinar, then click on that listing for more details.</font></font> http://mylearning.asce.org/diweb/ http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=7521877 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 18:58:00 EST RAM Structural System V8i Release 14.07.01 is Now Available <font color="#ff6666">RAM Structural System V8i Release <font color="#ff3333">14.07.01</font> is now available for download from the Fulfillment Center. This is a minor version, containing corrections to some critical errors. <font color="#ff3300">Double-click here to see the Release Notes</font>.</font> http://communities.bentley.com/products/structural/structural_analysis___design/w/structural_analysis_and_design__wiki/20735.ram-ss-v14-07-01-release-notes http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=7521876 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 18:58:00 EST Webinar: Building Code and Technical Requirements in the Design and Analysis of Buckling Restrained Braced Frames <font color="#33ffcc">Now available for On-Demand viewing, see the recording of this webinar for a practical and technical overview of <font color="#99ffff">Buckling Restrained Braces</font>, what they are, how are they used, how they are designed, and how their benefits can help you deliver your projects on time and within budget. Learn about the requirements for Buckling Restrained Braces found in ASCE 7 and the AISC steel and seismic specifications. This is a technical presentation applicable to BRBFs from any manufacturer. A portion of the presentation will focus specifically on the Buckling Restrained Braces produced by CoreBrace, and the process of working with them to specify those braces on a project. At the end there is a demonstration showing how the specialized implementation of these braces in the RAM Structural System can be used to simplify and assist in the process of analyzing, designing, and specifying Buckling Restrained Braces. <font color="#99ff99">Presented by Brandt Saxey, S.E., Chief Engineer for CoreBrace LLC and Allen Adams, P.E., S.E. Chief Structural Engineer for Bentley Systems.</font> Free - N<font color="#66ffff">ow Available for Viewing.</font> <font color="#ccffff">Double-click here to view the webinar.</font></font> http://pages.info.bentley.com/videos/?Filter=RAM http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=7521875 Tue, 14 Jul 2015 17:11:00 EST RAM Structural System V8i Release 14.07 is now Available <font color="#ff6699"><font color="#ff99ff">The RAM Structural System V8i Release 14.07</font> is now available. This new version contains several significant features and enhancements. CoreBrace Buckling Restrained Braces. Canada CAN/CSA A23.3 Concrete Design. Refined stud selection for Composite beam design. FloorVibe and FloorVibeUK for Vibration Analysis. Export of Analysis Results. Enhanced Seismic Code Checks. And more. <font color="#ffccff">Double-Click here to see the Release Notes.</font></font> http://communities.bentley.com/products/structural/structural_analysis___design/w/structural_analysis_and_design__wiki/19602.ram-ss-v14-07-00-release-notes http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=7521874 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 18:58:00 EST Webinar: Structural Software Year-in-Review - Video Now Available <font color="#66ccff">The video of our complimentary Structural Software in Review webinar is now available for viewing on-demand. Hear from Bentley's technical experts, our Structural Bentley Product Management, to learn about the exciting innovations in our product line. In this complimentary webinar, we cover: <font color="#33cc99">State of the industry: Global and US Structural opportunities in growth market. Product past and pending releases: RAM, STAAD and ProStructures. Sneak peek at upcoming technology: STAAD(X). Bentley User Advantage overview: Structural Enterprise License, BE Communities, Mobile Apps, Bentley Learn and Year in Infrastructure. </font><font color="#66ff99">Double-click here to view the video.</font></font> http://pages.info.bentley.com/ondemandvideo-player/?video=CO_VID_STRUC_012015 http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=7521873 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 18:58:00 EST Webinar: Practical Insights for Diaphragm Modeling in the Analysis of Building Structures <font color="#00ccff"><font color="#00ff99">ASCE and the Structural Engineering Institute</font> are hosting a webinar on <font color="#99ffff">Practical Insights for diaphragm Modeling in the Analysis of Building Structures</font>. This webinar will be presented by Allen Adams, P.E., S.E., Chief Structural Engineer for the RAM group at Bentley Systems, Inc. Diaphragm types - Rigid, Semirigid, and Flexible - will be discussed, including Code requirements found in IBC and ASCE 7. Modeling of diaphragms and the sensitivity of the analysis results to various modeling options such as mesh size and deck properties will be presented. This webinar is not a Bentley Systems webinar, and there is a cost associated with it, but it is recommended as a valuable source of information. PDH's are included. <font color="#99ffff">Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 12:00-1:30PM EST</font>. <font color="#ff99cc">Register by Friday, January 9, 2015</font>. <font color="#ccffff">Double-click here for more information.</font></font> http://mylearning.asce.org/diweb/catalog/item/eid/201200203 http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=7521872 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 18:58:00 EST Building Drift: Understanding and Satisfying Code Requirements - Video Now Available <font color="#00ff66"><font color="#99ff00">The video of the free Webinar on Drift is now available for viewing On Demand:</font> Failure to understand, limit and design for structural drift can result in problems ranging from occupant discomfort to damage to nonstructural components to structural failure. Just as it is important for structural members to have the strength capacity to resist member design forces, it is important for the frames and walls to have adequate stiffness to resist excessive lateral drift. In this webinar you will gain greater insight into the requirements of the Building Code as they pertain to structural drift and learn about tools and strategies for determining and providing the necessary stiffness to the structure. <font color="#99ff00">Note: This video includes two corrections from the original: Drift values, rather than displacement values, were erroneously used in Eq. (12.8-14). Also, in the example where the design drift was calculated and compared with the allowable drift there was a mathematical error in the computation, and furthermore the value was compared with an erroneous allowable drift limit.</font> <font color="#ffff33">Double-click here to view the video.</font> </font> http://pages.info.bentley.com/videos/?Filter=RAM http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=7521871 Tue, 14 Jul 2015 17:02:00 EST New RAM Structural System Training Courses - Designing Steel Members <font color="#00cc99">Another new learning path for users of the RAM Structural System is now available. This set of courses teaches Structural Engineers the most common workflows to <font color="#99ff00">design gravity steel members</font>. The <font color="#33cccc">Designing Gravity Steel Members in RAM Structural System Learning Path</font> picks up right where the Modeling Building Structures in RAM Structural System Learning Path leaves off, so that you can master the process of designing gravity steel beams and columns from start to finish. In 2 short courses you will learn how to <font color="#33cccc">Design Gravity Steel Beams and Gravity Steel Columns.</font> You can complete your learning in one of three ways that match your learning preference. You can register for a live class in the virtual classroom. You can complete the on-demand learning. Or you can try out our new blended learning option that combines the video lectures of on-demand with hands-on practice with an instructor in the virtual classroom. </font><font color="#33ccff">Double-click here to learn more about the Designing Gravity Steel Members Learning Path.</font> http://learn.bentley.com/app/Public/ViewLearningPathDetails?lpId=106010 http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=7521870 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 18:57:00 EST New RAM Structural System Training Courses <font color="#00cc99">A new learning path for users of the RAM Structural System is now available. This set of courses teaches Structural Engineers the most common workflows to <font color="#99ff00">model buildings</font>. The <font color="#33cccc">Modeling Building Structures in RAM Structural System Learning Path</font> picks up right where the QuickStart Learning Path leaves off, so that you can master the process of modeling a building structure from start to finish. In 4 short courses you will learn how to: <font color="#33cccc">Assign Properties to Structural Elements, Model Lateral Systems, Model Slabs and Foundations, and Model Gravity Loads.</font> You can complete your learning in one of three ways that match your learning preference. You can register for a live class in the virtual classroom. You can complete the on-demand learning. Or you can try out our new blended learning option that combines the video lectures of on-demand with hands-on practice with an instructor in the virtual classroom. </font><font color="#33ccff">Double-click here to learn more about the Modeling Building Structures Learning Path.</font> http://learn.bentley.com/app/Public/ViewLearningPathDetails?lpId=105928 http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=7521869 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 18:57:00 EST QuickStart Learning for RAM Structural System <font color="#ffff00">Announcing the <font color="#99ff66">QuickStart for Structural Engineers using RAM Structural System </font>Learning Path.This complimentary learning is for Structural Engineers and teaches the most common workflows to generate structural geometry. In 4 hours, a new user can quickly get started and reach a basic level of mastery. In 2 short courses you will learn how to: 1) Model Steel Buildings and 2) Model Concrete Buildings. You can complete your QuickStart learning in one of three ways that match your learning preference: You can register for a live class in the virtual classroom. You can complete the on-demand learning. Or you can try out our new blended learning option that combines the video lectures of on-demand with hands-on practice with an instructor in the virtual classroom. </font><font color="#99ff00">Double-click here to learn more and get started today with your <font color="#99ffcc">complimentary </font>QuickStart.</font> http://learn.bentley.com/app/Public/ViewLearningPathDetails?lpId=105689 http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=7521868 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 18:57:00 EST Free Live Webinars - RAM Insider Skills - Special Interest Group <font color="#00ccff"><font color="#66ff66">Insider Skills</font> series of seminars are held weekly, on <font color="#66cc66">Thursdays</font> at 1:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM CT / 11:00 AM MT / 10:00 PT. <font color="#99ffff">RAM</font> is featured on week 4 of each month. Topics vary. Double click here for more information, including schedules for the <font color="#66ff66">Insider Skills Series seminars <font color="#00cccc">for</font> RAM, STAAD, ProStructures and AutoPIPE</font>. </font> http://learn.bentley.com/app/Public/ViewLearningPathDetails?lpId=106085# http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=7521867 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 18:57:00 EST ASCE 7, AISC 360, and the Direct Analysis Method in the RAM Structural System <font color="#ff6666">RAM Frame contains several powerful features to assist in the analysis and design of steel members in conformance with the <font color="#ffcc99">wind and seismic requirements of ASCE 7</font> and the <font color="#ffcc99">Direct Analysis Method requirements of AISC 360</font>. The requirements for <font color="#ff6699">ASCE 7-05, ASCE 7-10, AISC 360-05 and AISC 360-10</font> are referenced. The analysis requirements for these are not always compatible. Read an article on the Bentley Be Communities wiki that discusses these requirements and provides a step-by-step description on how to use the program to satisfy them. </font><font color="#ff9900">Click here to read the article.</font> http://communities.bentley.com/products/structural/structural_analysis___design/w/structural_analysis_and_design__wiki/6011.aspx http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=7521866 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 18:56:00 EST Structural Synchronizer View for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch <font color="#ffff00">Download the free app to view structural models on your <font color="#ffff99">iOS device</font>. RAM Structural System models (and others) can be exported to ISM, which can then be published in the Structural Synchronizer (also a free application) for viewing in the Structural Synchronizer View app. Navigate, interrogate, and visualize. <font color="#ffff99">Click here for more information</font>.</font> http://communities.bentley.com/products/structural/w/structural__wiki/structural-synchronizer-view.aspx http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=7521865 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 18:56:00 EST Create Customized Programs Using RAM DataAccess <font color="#0099cc"><font color="#00ffcc">RAM DataAccess</font> is a set of functions that you can incorporate into your programs (including Excel spreadsheets) that enable you to access the information in a RAM Structural System model. You can also use these functions to modify model data. <font color="#00ccff">Click here for more information</font>, including sample programs (you may find these sample programs useful even if you don't write your own programs).</font> http://communities.bentley.com/products/structural/structural_analysis___design/w/structural_analysis_and_design__wiki/what-is-ram-dataaccess-tn.aspx http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=7521864 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 18:56:00 EST