New releases of PLAXIS CONNECT Edition V20 Update 4: PLAXIS 2D, 3D, MoDeTo and Output Viewers!

We are happy to announce that in September 2020, we released new PLAXIS versions:

  • PLAXIS 2D CONNECT Edition V20 Update 4
  • PLAXIS 3D CONNECT Edition V20 Update 4
  • PLAXIS MoDeTo CONNECT Edition V20 Update 4
  • PLAXIS Output Viewer CONNECT Edition V20 Update 4 for PLAXIS 2D and PLAXIS 3D

Our team of experts are continuously improving the software. In this update many improvements have been included, for example, solutions for problems related to using the software in various languages and tunnel modelling. Moreover, the PLAXIS 2D and 3D Output Viewers have been updated to also support the latest PLAXIS versions.

Hong Kong approval

We are very happy that the Buildings Department of The Government of Hong Kong approved the PLAXIS 2D/3D CONNECT Edition.
Read more here: Hong Kong Buildings Department approves PLAXIS 2D/3D CE

PLAXIS MoDeTo – the Monopile Designer tool

Users of MoDeTo will be pleased to know that we worked hard for usability enhancements, including quicker regeneration of the design verification model and copying and pasting data in the input and design tables. The visualization of results along the shaft is now much clearer at soil layer transitions.

The software now also allows to import multiple soil reaction curves at the analysis mode.

And the interoperability with SACS sees advancements as well; we could already export pile (shaft) curves since MoDeTo CE Update 3 and now we can also export pile base curves to be directly used in SACS for your offshore structural analysis. These pile base curves are a recent addition to SACS CONNECT Edition V14.03 (Pile3D - Base Shear and Moment using Plaxis MoDeTo curves (Tech Preview)).

PLAXIS 2D and PLAXIS 3D

A PLAXIS 2D to PLAXIS 3D converter has seen continuous improvements based on user feedback. As a result, this is now elevated from Technology Preview to a full feature. Conversion of a tunnel and its reinforcements (rock bolts) is now possible. And when launching it from PLAXIS 2D, the converter tool will try to establish a connection to PLAXIS 3D. It was never easier to generate a full PLAXIS 3D model from an existing PLAXIS 2D model.

See this video how this works

ParaView post processing - Technology preview

In our ongoing efforts to deliver better and more efficient tools for the geotechnical engineer, we have made big improvements in the PLAXIS 3D export facilities for viewing results in ParaView.

We have created instruction videos to get you started: Discover ParaView post-processing environment for PLAXIS 3D calculation

Limit Equilibrium integration with SVSlope - Technology preview

A new digital workflow has been improved in order to bring the Limit Equilibrium Method slip surface analysis closer to a PLAXIS Finite Element Method calculation: importing SOILVISION’s SVSLOPE models directly into PLAXIS 2D is now possible, including the conversion of any support into PLAXIS 2D structural elements.


Update to our latest editions to benefit from these new features and software improvements using either the CONNECTION Client or download the software yourself today!


Full release notes with all added features:

PLAXIS 2D CONNECT Edition V20 Update 4 PLAXIS 3D CONNECT Edition V20 Update 4 PLAXIS MoDeTo CONNECT Edition V20 Update 4 PLAXIS Output Viewer CONNECT Edition V20 Update 4

PLAXIS 2D
CE V20 Update 4
V20.04.00.790

September 2020

PLAXIS 3D
CE V20 Update 4
V20.04.00.790

September 2020

PLAXIS MoDeTo
CE V20 Update 4
V20.04.00.790

September 2020

PLAXIS Output Viewer
CE V20 Update 4
V20.04.00.790

September 2020

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