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PLAXIS Monopile Designer

Offshore Foundation Design Software

Reduce costs and optimize Designs

Trim design and analysis time by using the right software for the project.
Use engineered earth structures, construction, topology, borehole, and water data.

What is PLAXIS Monopile Designer?

PLAXIS Monopile Designer is a finite element software for monopile foundations. It transfers the results of the PISA Joint Industry Research Project to daily engineering practice. PLAXIS Monopile Designer reduces the amount of steel each monopile requires and therefore reduces overall costs for any wind farm. It can be used as a stand-alone tool or in connection with PLAXIS 3D.

Reduce Costs

Significantly optimize the designs for your monopile foundation project. This will reduce overall steel, fabrication, transportation, and installation costs. You could reduce the embedded length of piles by up to 35%.

Improve Accuracy

Use the most advanced and innovative method for designing monopiles – Pile Soil Analysis (PISA). This method is the industry’s best practice for developing future generation offshore wind farms.

Simplify Workflows

Use PLAXIS Monopile Designer along with PLAXIS 3D to easily automate the process of generating and calculating 3D models. Derive, normalize, and parameterize soil reaction curves to calibrate your 1D model.

Analyze Layered Soils

Combine multiple sets of soil reaction curves, either rule-based or numerically calibrated from homogeneous soil profiles, to conduct 1D analyses of monopiles in layered soil in accordance to the findings of PISA Phase 2.

Validate Designs

Automate the generation and calculation of a PLAXIS 3D FEM model to verify the final monopile geometry and validate the 1D design approach. Generate design verification models for homogenous and layered profiles.

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PLAXIS Monopile Designer

  • Design offshore monopile foundations cost-effectively
  • Transfer results of PISA to your design
  • Calibrate soil reaction curves

*Prices vary per region. For more options, see licensing and subscriptions section.

User Quote

“We were able to quickly develop the conceptual 3D model using topographic data, borehole logs, and 2D geologic cross-sections. Once the conceptual model was built, we were able to analyze potential failure locations in excellent time. We highly recommend this software for analyzing similar projects.”

— Scott T. Anderson, Sr. Geotechnical Engineer, HDR Engineering


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Licensing and Subscription options

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One-year license with training

Virtuoso Subscription – A popular choice for small and medium-sized businesses

Get access to software that comes with training – fast! Bentley’s eStore, Virtuosity, offers a convenient way to lease a 12-month license of Bentley software for a low, upfront cost. Every online purchase through Virtuosity comes as a Virtuoso Subscription that includes training and auto-renewals.

With no contract required, it’s easy to get started quickly.

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One-time purchase with support

Perpetual License with SELECT

A perpetual license of Bentley software is a one-time purchase, with a yearly maintenance subscription, called SELECT. This includes 24/7/365 technical support, learning resources, and the ability to exchange licenses for other software once a year. With SELECT, you will benefit from:

  • License pooling, so you can access your software from multiple computers.
  • Access additional Bentley software with Term Licenses, which allow you to pay for what you use without the upfront cost of purchasing a perpetual license.

Annual renewal quotes are delivered directly to your inbox, and our experienced Renewal Representatives are available to answer your questions and guide you through any changes you’d like to make.

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For larger organizations with in-depth requirements, we offer plans to provide global pricing and access to our comprehensive portfolio of solutions and success plan services. Contact us about how to get access to software, global best practices, implementation services, training, and technical support to help your organization realize its full potential while addressing your unique needs.

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