PLAXIS 2D 2017 has been released with several new features.One of them is the option to connect a node-to-node anchor to an embedded beam row not only at the top, but also to any intermediate point along the embedded beam row's line. In previous versions it was only possible to connect a node-to-node anchor to an embedded beam row only at the top or the bottom of the element. See Figure 1.
Figure 1. Node-to-node anchor connected to vertical embedded beam row
The node of the anchor created at the connection point of the embedded beam row will be directly connected to the embedded beam row.This extra functionality allows to model situations such as combi/sheet pile walls, an example is given in the following image (Figure 2).
Figure 2. Connecting node-to-node anchors to vertical continous columns (embedded beam rows)