• PLAXIS 3D Suite

    Complex geoengineering projects made easy

Complete 3D Geotechnical Finite Element Software

Perform three-dimensional analysis of deformation and stability in geotechnical engineering and rock mechanics with PLAXIS 3D Suite. This easy-to-use finite element package is used worldwide by top engineering companies and institutions in the civil and geotechnical engineering industry on projects of all types, ranging from excavations, embankment and foundations to tunneling, mining, and reservoir geomechanics. Make your complex modeling easy with a range of CAD-like drawing capabilities and extrude, intersect, combine, and array operations.

PLAXIS 3D Suite also includes the following modules:


  • Automatic Swept Meshing

    • Speed up mesh generation with PLAXIS 3D. Our latest release offers the new swept meshing option in the mesh mode. Automation determines usable volumes and sweeping direction in mesh generation to develop more efficient meshes, especially for geometry featuring linear objects like tunnels, road embankments, and levees.
  • Create 3D finite element models

    • Efficiently create models with a logical geotechnical workflow. Define everything from complex soil profiles or geological cross-sections to structural elements, such as piles, anchors, geotextiles, and prescribed loads and displacements. Perform a realistic simulation of the construction process with staged construction. Easily extract the necessary information to judge the soundness of their design with powerful post-processing capabilities.
  • Analyze the effects of vibrations in the soil

    • Analyze the effects of man-made or natural seismic vibrations in soil with PLAXIS 3D Dynamics. Perform analyses on the effects of vibrations in the soil from earthquakes, pile driving, vehicle movement, heavy machinery, or train travel.
  • Perform time dependent groundwater analysis

    • Assign time-dependent variation or fluxes to water levels, model boundaries, or soil boundaries to simulate various complex hydrological conditions.
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