With PLAXIS 2D and 3D it is possible to calculate several PLAXIS projects using a combination of .bat-files and command log files by using this command line:
<installationfolder>Plaxis3DInput.exe <projectfile> “--run=<command log file>”
see also the related article about the practical use of the commands runner using a batch-file.
After finishing these calculations, the computer will stay active and will consume power. Since the release of PLAXIS 2D AE and PLAXIS 3D 2013 , the program now includes an energy saving command:
This will instruct the computer to hibernate
__gogreen "poweroff" True 60
This command will force the computer to shut down in 60 seconds. Useful to start a calculation at the end of the day/week and shut down the computer when the calculation is done.
Hint: Do not forget the call the save command prior to shutting down.
For further details, please refer to the PLAXIS 2D and/or 3D Command Reference in the program’s Help menu
Practical use of the commands runner: using a batch file to run commands
Run multiple calculations easily
[Tips and Tricks]