Bentley’s RAM Advanse Becomes RAM Elements

Software Combines Powerful 3D Finite Element Method With Toolset of Commonly Used Engineering Tasks for Complete Structural Analysis and Design Functionality

EXTON, Pa. – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for the infrastructure that sustains our world, has announced the immediate availability of RAM Elements version 10.0, the newest release of Bentley’s structural engineering application formerly known as RAM Advanse. The software’s new name better reflects its uniquely comprehensive capabilities, which include a powerful 3D finite element method and toolset of commonly used engineering tasks for the analysis and design of almost any type of structure or structural component. Beginning with this release, RAM Elements features a simpler and more productive graphical user interface (GUI) that efficiently organizes available user options.

Santanu Das, Bentley vice president, Structural Engineering Group, said, “For more than a decade, Bentley’s RAM Advanse, which we have just renamed RAM Elements, has been providing thousands of structural engineers around the world with unmatched productivity for modeling, optimizing, and designing structural elements and systems ranging from trusses, continuous beams, frames of all types, retaining walls, and masonry walls to tilt-up walls, shear walls, metal buildings, and cold-formed structures or footings. It is the only structural engineering software system available offering users finite element analysis and design plus stand-alone or integrated design modules – all in a single, low-cost, easy-to-use package that includes a modern, user-friendly GUI.”

RAM Elements is part of Bentley’s complete line of interoperable engineering modeling, analysis, design, and drafting software that also includes Bentley Structural for Building Information Modeling (BIM) and drawing production, RAM Structural System for the complete design of building structures, STAAD.Pro for plant design and advanced finite element analysis, RAM Concept for reinforced or post-tension slab or mat design, and RAM Connection for steel connection design. The depth and breadth of this portfolio enable Bentley to leverage advanced graphical modeling tools, along with its knowledge and support of ever-changing national and international design codes, to consistently enhance the features of RAM Elements and extend its applicability around the globe.

Added Das, “One additional distinction of RAM Elements that continues to help drive its widespread popularity is its ability to solve complex problems and generate solutions in a matter of hours, rather than days – which other products on the market often require. This translates into increased project team productivity and, ultimately, enhanced profitability for the organization.”

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About Bentley Systems, Incorporated

Bentley is the global leader dedicated to providing architects, engineers, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure. Founded in 1984, Bentley has more than 2,700 colleagues and offices in more than 45 countries, had 2008 revenues surpassing $500 million, and, since 1993, has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions.

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