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D. RAM Connection Settings dialog

Used to set the default design code and grouping toggle.

Opens when the RAM Settings tool is selected in the RAM Connection input dialog.

Design Code

Specify the default design code to be used from the drop-down list. The following codes are currently available in Connection Design in STAAD.Pro:

  • AISC 360-10 (ASD) — Allowable Stress Design per AISC 360-10
  • AISC 360-10 (LRFD) — Load Resistance Factor Design per AISC 360-10
  • AISC 360-05 (ASD) — Allowable Stress Design per AISC 360-05
  • AISC 360-05 (LRFD) — Load Resistance Factor Design per AISC 360-05
  • AS 4100 1998
  • BS 5950-01:2000
  • CSA S16-14 — Limit States Design of Steel Structures (2014 editions)
  • EN 1993-1-7 — Eurocode 3
  • IS 800-2007
  • GB50017-2003 — "Design of Steel Structures" Chinese code
  • NZS 3404-1997
Consider AISC 341-05 and AISC 358-05 Seismic Provision

(AISC codes only) Select this option to direct the program to consider seismic provisions per AISC 341-05 "Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings" and AISC 358-05 "Prequalified Connections for Special and Intermediate Steel Moment Frames for Seismic Applications " in the design of connections of members in a designated seismic frame.

Design multiple selected connections individually

Select this option to disable grouping of connections into same templates

Sections Add to RAM Check the boxes associated with country section catalog to include in the RAM Connection catalog.

Accepts the settings changes and closes the dialog.


Closes the dialog without saving changes.


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