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RAM SS pricing vs Others

RAM SS pricing vs Others

RAM SS pricing vs Others

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Hi everyone,

I recently decided to go out on my own along with two other partners, so we are in the market for purchasing a new 3D structural software (for concrete podium structures and steel structures). 2 of us are experienced in RAM SS, Concept and our third partner is well-versed with RISA-3D and ADAPT, and thinks they get the job done and are fairly easy to learn. Concept and ADAPT seem to be have roughly the same price, so we are most likely going with Concept. However, the price difference between RISA-3D and RAM SS has us in a bind. We are looking to get two licenses, potentially three. For two licenses, we are looking at $7800 for RAM SS vs $3450 for RISA-3D, based on their websites. I understand RAM SS also does foundations which RISA-3D does not, but we are not going to be using that module.

So, my question to those who have been at similar crossroads or have experience with both these programs, is the seemingly large premium (2X) worth it? Has anyone gone the RISA-3D way over RAM SS and has any thoughts about it?

Thanks!

RE: RAM SS pricing vs Others

If you are looking at RAM SS and Concept, then the Structural WorkSuite is a good value. It includes both with full functionality and RAM Elements, RAM Conenction and STAAD too. The 1-year lease is my suggestion https://virtuosity.bentley.com/product/structural-...

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