Ram Elements - Distributed Load errors

 Applies To 
 Product(s):RAM Elements
 Version(s):11.0 or later
 Environment: N/A
 Area: Modeling; Analysis

How can I resolve an analysis warning related to Distributed Loads?

During analysis, the follow error or similar can occur:

[Warning] Distributed load "1" in member "1" at load condition "DL=Dead Load" is zero, it will not be considered during the analysis.

When loads are generated by the program from areas or from importing from RAM Structural System, in particular, you may end up with loads that are defined (they have a direction and a category), but the magnitude is zero. It’s also possible for the user to start entering loads but then never enter any magnitude.

To fully correct the issue, the member loads spreadsheet for the load in question needs to be cleaned up so that load directions and categories are only defined when the load magnitude is > 0. Be aware this spreadsheet is wide to accommodate multiple line loads per member and the problem may not be for the first load.

See Also

RAM Elements Load Combos FAQ

Structural Product TechNotes And FAQs