• PLAXIS Designer

    3D Geotechnical Conceptual Modeler

PLAXIS Designer

PLAXIS Designer (formerly SVDESIGNER) is a 3D conceptual model builder used to significantly reduce model creation times by visualizing, optimizing, and merging engineered earth structures, staged construction and excavation, topology, borehole, piezometer, and field instrumentation geotechnical data into a well-defined design model for subsequent numerical analysis. Use data from OpenGround and numerous other sources and input formats. Analyze designs with PLAXIS 3D LE, PLAXIS 2D LE, and PLAXIS 2D.

    • Geotechnical Engineering Digital Twin
    • Create models quickly
    • Determine Construction Sequences
    • Edit geometry
    • Make surface cuts
    • Represent complex 3D surfaces
    • Create construction sequences
    • Import Boreholes
    • Integrate Field Data
    • Geotechnical Engineering Digital Twin
    • Create models quickly
    • Determine Construction Sequences
    • Edit geometry
    • Make surface cuts
    • Represent complex 3D surfaces
    • Create construction sequences
Capabilities
  • Advance Design to Analysis

    • PLAXIS Designer conceptual models can be exported to PLAXIS 3D LE, PLAXIS 2D LE, and PLAXIS 2D numerical modeling modules for analysis in the areas of slope stability, stress/deformation, consolidation, and groundwater.
  • Create models quickly

    • Featuring a familiar user interface with easy-to-understand icons and functions, the software behaves exactly how you would expect with a short learning curve. You will be able to start modeling right away.
  • Create Stunning Client Visuals

    • 3D conceptual designs can be captured for display to clients and review of potential designs.
  • Determine Construction Sequences and Volume Calculations

    • Generate construction sequences by building layers of material to create roads, embankments, earth dams, or user-defined shapes. Calculate volumes of material to aid in planning.
  • Generate Depositional Surfaces

    • Generate a set of slurried depositional surfaces for a user-defined filling scenario. A subsequent filling curve showing elevation versus volume can be generated.
  • Import Multiple File Types

    • Import extensive and dense topography and geostrata data from a variety of sources. Many common 3D file storage types are supported, including mesh (TINs), grids, and scatter points. It allows PLAXIS Designer to provide an amalgamated 3D site view of relevant data on a consistent coordinate system.
  • Integrate Borehole Information

    • Use Bentley's geotechnical information management applications, connect to OpenGround Cloud, and import from gINT for borehole data, as well as other standard formats. Create fence diagrams and interpret complex geology.
  • Integrate Field Data

    • Integrate field data, such as piezometer data from the sensemetrics cloud platform, to display piezometer locations and water levels as a function of time.
  • Represent Complex 3D Geology

    • Multiple 3D model-building methodologies are available, including extrusions, 2D cross-section stitching, 3D layer cake, or the material volume method.
  • Utilize the Comprehensive Editing Toolset

    • Perform surface intersection, transformation, extrusion, mesh refinement, and other advanced operations on your data. Cut roadways or open pit mine benches. Save multiple 3D model volumes, 2D slices, and water tables scenarios for an iterative geotechnical information management-design-analysis workflow.
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