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Scott is correct about Ram.  We have used it for years.  RAM Frame is
especially designed for a particular use.  Trying to "fool" it is not a good
idea.

Paul J. Martin, PE, SE
ADM Design Services
Decatur, IL
217-429-4412
-----Original Message-----
From: Scott Maxwell <SMAXWELL(--nospam--at)dt.smithgroup.com>
To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org' <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Cc: 'lsb(--nospam--at)softhome.net' <lsb(--nospam--at)softhome.net>
Date: Friday, May 21, 1999 9:33 AM
Subject: RE: Question on RAM International Software


>The RAM Structural System is primary a design program not an analysis
>program.
>
>RAM Steel (includes the Beam and Column modules) are for the layout and
>design of gravity framing.  It will assume simply support beams.
>
>RAM Frame is for design of lateral systems (braced bays and momemt frames).
>I do not believe that you can introduce springs into the model.  When doing
>moment frames it will assume fully rigid connections.
>
>I am not sure if this helps or not...I may not have understood the
question.
>
>Scott
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>Subject: Question on RAM International Software
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>Dear friends:
>Has anyone of you dealed with RAM Structural System (RAM Modeler, RAM =
>Frame & RAM Steel)? What about it? Could it be used to modelate spring =
>external links?
>Thanks
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