The World's Leading Design and Analysis Solution for Geotechnical Engineers
Geotechnical applications often require advanced constitutive models for the simulation of the non-linear, time dependent and anisotropic behaviour of soils and rock.
Developed by Bentley Systems, PLAXIS is a user-friendly, finite element package with trusted results that is used by geotechnical engineers globally. From excavations, embankments, foundations, tunnelling and mining to reservoir geomechanics, users can determine deformation and stability to assess the geotechnical risk.
An extensive range of 2D and 3D versions are available, including finite element analysis (FEA), limit equilibrium, dynamics, transient ground water flow and thermal capabilities, to suit your project requirements and budget. Geometry creation tools and automated settings allow you to solve geotechnical problems efficiently and accurately with the minimum of training.
Flexible Software, Flexible Licensing
You can access PLAXIS software in many ways to suit your project requirements.
A range of capability levels for 2D and 3D analysis are available as Perpetual, Practitioner Subscription and Cloud Subscription Service (CSS) licenses.
These options give you the flexibility to either make a long term investment in PLAXIS, try the software for 12 months with complementary training and mentoring, or purchase short-term capability for limited-duration projects and peak workload situations on a pay-as-you-go basis. In all cases, the licenses include our technical support services and the latest software versions.
Which Option is Best for You?
This depends entirely on your circumstances. Arrange a discussion with our PLAXIS sales team now to match the product and license choice against your technical requirements, project duration and budget. Trial licenses available on request.
Software at a Glance
Industry leading 2D analysis of deformation and stability in geotechnical engineering and rock mechanics, with Standard, Advanced and Ultimate versions. Details
Powerful 3D analysis of deformation and stability in geotechnical engineering and rock mechanics, with Standard, Advanced and Ultimate versions. Details
Extensive 2D or 3D limit equilibrium slope stability analysis with related unsaturated seepage groundwater flow estimation or stress analysis. Details
PLAXIS 2D WorkSuite
Combined finite element and limit equilibrium 2D package that includes specialized functionality for vibration, groundwater, and heat flow analysis. Details
PLAXIS 3D WorkSuite
Combined finite element and limit equilibrium 3D package that includes specialized functionality for vibration and groundwater analysis. Details
Geotechnical model builder to reduce time for design and analysis using engineered earth structures, construction, topology, borehole, and water data. Details
PLAXIS Monopile Designer
Unique design tool for monopile foundations to reduce wind farm costs. Details
PLAXIS Subscriptions: Low Cost, Zero Hassle
Pair annual practitioner-named subscription licenses with expert services to ensure you are getting the most value from your software investment.
Affordable Lower Upfront Costs: plus access to expert training ensures a faster return on investment.
Accelerated Workflows: Boost design, analysis, and modeling skills team-wide while reducing rework.
Training Tailored to Individual Needs: Choose from customized instruction to on-demand learning and mentoring.
Each subscription license includes a number of Virtuosity Keys or tokens which can be used to help pay for the expert services and training you need to take your project to the next level.
Keys provide add-on value to subscribers with exclusive rights to the tailored training materials built specifically to help you work more efficiently. Choose from tailor-made training, on-demand learning, and mentoring services to build the support program needed for your engineers and designers. Expert services will help improve your design, analysis, and modeling skills to help increase productivity and reduce time away from project work.
The number of Keys received with each subscription varies based on the software purchased, while further Keys can be purchased separately.
Numerical Analysis of Seepage and Stability of a Tailings Dam | PLAXIS Real-Life Projects
Brochure: Bentley’s Geotechnical Engineering Applications – Digital Workflows eBook
Brochure: Bentley’s Geotechnical Engineering Applications – Roads & Highways eBook
On Demand Webinar: From Structural to Geotechnical. Deep Foundations Analysis in PLAXIS 3D from a STAAD.Pro Model
Can PLAXIS Help Your Upcoming Geotechnical Projects?
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PLAXIS 2D Datasheet
Overview of PLAXIS 2D Geotechnical FEA Software
PLAXIS 2D Product Matrix
Comparison of PLAXIS 2D License Options
PLAXIS 3D Datasheet
Overview of PLAXIS 3D Geotechnical FEA Software
PLAXIS 3D Product Matrix
Comparison of PLAXIS 3D License Options
PLAXIS LE Datasheet
Overview of PLAXIS Limit Equilibirum Capabilities for Slope Stability Analysis
Overview of Comprehensive 3D Conceptual Design Capabilities for Geotechnical Engineers
PLAXIS Monopile Designer
Overview of Enhanced Design Method for Monopile Foundations