PLAXIS 2D CONNECT Edition V21 and PLAXIS 3D CONNECT Edition V21 are offered in three flexible options to tailor to the different needs of any geotechnical engineer.
PLAXIS 2D and PLAXIS 3D offer all the essential functionality to perform everyday deformation and safety analysis for soil and rock, that does not require the consideration of consolidation analysis, groundwater or thermal flow analysis, creep, or other time-dependent effects.
PLAXIS 2D and 3D Advanced offer all the essential capabilities from the PLAXIS 2D and 3D tier extending it with geotechnical capabilities to deal with steady-state groundwater flow, consolidation analysis, creep, pseudostatic analysis, and degradation of soil due to cyclic loading.Only for PLAXIS 2D, it includes steady-state thermal flow as well.
PLAXIS 2D and 3D Ultimate offer everything from PLAXIS 2D and 3D Advanced and extend that with functionality to deal with the most challenging geotechnical projects. It includes features to analyze the effects of vibrations in the soil, like earthquake and traffic loads, or time-dependent variation to water levels, model & soil boundaries to simulate complex hydrological conditions.For PLAXIS 2D Ultimate functionality is available to analyze the effects of time-dependent heat flow on the hydraulic and the mechanical behavior of soils and structures.
PLAXIS 2D WorkSuite provides you with the full complement of 2D geotechnical analysis products: PLAXIS 2D Ultimate and PLAXIS 2D LE.
PLAXIS 3D WorkSuite provides you with the full complement of 3D geotechnical analysis products: PLAXIS 3D Ultimate, PLAXIS 3D LE, and PLAXIS Designer.
With a SELECT subscription on PLAXIS products, users gain access to many specific and extended features in the PLAXIS program as part of Geotechnical SELECT Entitlements [GSE]. Functionality part of the Geotechnical SELECT Entitlements is mainly focused on interoperability with other Bentley Systems software (CAD or ISM import), scripting and satellite tools based on scripting (for example Sensitivity Analysis).
For a full overview of all the Geotechnical SELECT Entitlement from V21 and onwards, please visit Overview of Geotechnical SELECT Entitlement features.
Are you using PLAXIS 2D/3D CONNECT Edition V20 and want to upgrade to PLAXIS 2D/3D CONNECT Edition V21?
Please see this article how the license upgrade is handled. how the licenses transition and what you can do:PLAXIS CONNECT Edition V21 licensing changes
In the tables below, you can find an overview of the features offered in the different Tiers, for e.g.
See the full list below.