Product Description

RAM Structural System is the only fully integrated engineering software solution with complete building analysis, design and drafting for BOTH steel and concrete structures!

RAM Structural System was developed with one goal in mind: to help structural engineers produce better designs, faster. By providing powerful tools that are automated, integrated and a complete alternative to traditional design methods, the RAM Structural System has accomplished this goal.

RAM Structural System is currently increasing the productivity of thousands of engineers worldwide in the design of a wide variety of institutional, commercial, retail, residential and industrial building structures, from one-story buildings to some of the tallest structures in the world.

Used by thousands of design firms, steel fabricators, educators, and others; from one-person firms to some of the largest E&C companies in the world, the RAM Structural System is helping to redefine how engineers work!

Unlike most structural software packages that solve only specific and isolated problems, the RAM Structural System is a fully integrated solution. It enhances your work every step of the way, integrating gravity and lateral analysis and design with the creation of detailed and usable CAD drawings.

Feature List

  • New load combinations and template controls: A combination can consist of up to 25 load cases, and the templates have new controls to allow greater versatility in the generation of code and user-specified combinations.
  • Notional Loads: The total applied Dead and Live loads on each story, upon which the Notional Loads are based, are automatically determined, and Notional Loads per BS 5950, CAN/CSA S16-01, AISC 360-05, or user-specified criteria are automatically generated and applied.
  • The load combinations include these new Notional Load cases.
    • BS 5950 Frame Stability: The Lambda Critical command is based on the notional load results, and a new option lets the program determine the sway sensitivity of each frame.
    • For sway sensitive frames, the Amplified Sway method (kamp) is available as an alternative to the Effective Length metod or P-delta analysis.
    • The user can either specify the value of kamp to be used or have the program determine and use the value for each combination individually.
    • DXF import: Rotated orthogonal grid systems can be imported as distinct grid systems, rather than as part of one large grid system.
    • Baseplate Summary reprot warning: The Baseplate Summary report in the Steel Column module has been enhanced to include a warning when a baseplate size fails.
    • Enhanced licensing management: Licensing management has been modified so that valid licenses will be available even when Bentley SELECT Server is not accessible.


Potential Users


  • Structural Engineers
  • Educators

Firm Types

  • Structural civil/engineering firms
  • Universities
  • Structural consultants

Firm Sizes

  • Small to large size companies