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Building Owner. Engineer. Contractor. Fabricator. Whatever your role, we have the tools to make your job easier. Our software and design support services provide the speed and technical expertise needed to tackle the complex challenges of structural steel connections. Our tools can help you quickly plan, model and document complete designs according to your project’s unique specifications—all while staying on time and within budget.


RAM Learn About RAM Structural System and Yield-Link

The Yield-Link® moment connection is now fully integrated into RAM Structural System. Designers can quickly and comprehensively model, analyze, design and detail in RAM Structural System.

RISA-3D Learn About RISA-3D and Yield-Link

The Yield-Link® moment connection is now included in RISA 3-D. Designers can use the Yield-Link moment connection for modeling purposes and can be exported to be used with our excel design tool.


SAP2000 ETABS Get the ETABS-SAP2000 Plugin

To assist designers streamline the structural analysis and connection design using the Simpson Strong-Tie special moment frame Yield-Link connections, we have created plugins for both SAP2000® and ETABS®.

Available for both US and Canadian Limit States.

Autodesk Revit Get the Revit Family Plugin

We created Revit families for our Yield-Link connections to help facilitate coordination between the different trades.

Yield-Link Connection Modeling Design Guide Get the Yield-Link Connection Excel Design Tool

For designers currently not using SAP2000 or ETABS, we have developed our Strong Frame Yield-Link Connection Modeling Guide (F-L-SMFYLCMG18) and Excel Connection Design spreadsheet.

Available for both US and Canadian Limit States.


Tekla & SDS2 Logo

Simpson Strong-Tie has created custom components for Tekla and SDS/2 for our Yield-Link connection to assist detailers in locating the beam and column holes at the special moment connection region. These custom components seamlessly plug into your current steel detailing software.

Available for both US and Canadian Limit States.

Request the Tekla Custom Components Plugin
Request the SDS/2 Custom Components Plugin