$ 2,000 – $ 6,000 12 month subscription license
- Analyze extensive sites for spatial stability
- Perform limit equilibrium slope analysis
- Determine full 3D slip surface at hundreds of locations
- Model groundwater seepage in unsaturated or saturated soils and rock in 2D/3D
Learn more about what PLAXIS LE can do for you...
What is PLAXIS LE? What is PLAXIS LE used for?
PLAXIS 2D LE and PLAXIS 3D LE are powerful applications for limit equilibrium slope stability analysis and finite element analysis of groundwater seepage.
- Slope stability: Perform limit equilibrium slope analysis of soil or rock slopes using either saturated and unsaturated analysis.
- Groundwater seepage: With PLAXIS LE you can model groundwater seepage in unsaturated or saturated soils and rock in 2D/ 3D.
- Stress/deformation modeling: Leverage 2D/ 3D finite element deformation modeling for geotechnical earth structures involving elasto-plastic soft-soil behavior and consolidation as well as the elastic deformation of rock materials.
What is the difference between PLAXIS 2D LE and PLAXIS 3D LE?
PLAXIS 3D LE includes everything that PLAXIS 2D LE includes but adds additional functionality for 3D analysis as well as
- Creation of geometrically complex digital twin 3D models.
- Creation of 3D models from triangulated surfaces (TINS).
- Multiple 3D model building methodologies (Extrusions, 2D cross-section stitching, 3D layer cake or material volume method) Slice 3D models into 2D cross-sections.
- Parallel processing and improved solution algorithm for greatly reduced solution times.
- Multi-plane analysis (MPA) spatial stability analysis
- Material volume method (MVM) geometry definition
- Bedding guides – for complex geology situations
Where can I find PLAXIS LE tutorials?
PLAXIS LE tutorials can be found on Bentley Communities. Additionally, here are some FREE PLAXIS learning resources available at Virtuosity, a Bentley Company.
Where can I get PLAXIS LE training?
If you want to receive tailored training, Virtuosity offers extra training and mentoring services. You can choose from tailor-made training, on-demand learning, consulting services, mentoring and more. Learn more about Expert Services at Virtuosity here.
What is the price of PLAXIS LE? How much does PLAXIS LE cost?
A practitioner license of PLAXIS 2D LE costs $2,000 USD, and PLAXIS 3D LED costs $6,000 at Virtuosity.com. Prices vary per region. To see the price in your region, select your region at the bottom of the page. While there are various types of licensing available, a common choice is the 12-month practitioner license offered through Virtuosity, Bentley's eCommerce store. When you purchase through Virtuosity you get a Virtuoso Subscription which means you get both the software AND the training, expert services, and custom mentoring you need to get started quickly.
Expert services and tailored training, when and where you need it.
At Virtuosity, we understand how important it is to get the most out of every working moment. You need to limit downtime, and use each software application to its fullest potential. There is just no time to spare. That's why every software purchase through Virtuosity comes as a bundle with “Keys” or credits that can be redeemed for expert services and training, so you can get started right away. Learn more about our training options.We call this bundle the Virtuoso Subscription.
Each practitioner license comes with a number of "Keys" and you can always purchase additional "Keys" as you go.
There is a menu of expert services and training options that you can redeem your "Keys" for:
|Quick start training
Virtual classroom training is a great way to quick-start your success.
|1 key||2 hours|
|Recorded online sessions
OnDemand sessions can be very helpful and convenient. They include information on the latest software, workflows, and systems.
|1 key||2 hours|
Standard training offers a thorough understanding of general features, workflows and tools of the application.
|1 key||4 hours|
With tailored training you can set your own agenda for training and get something to suit your specific requirements.
|1 key||2 hours|
If you have a challenging or unique project, you may choose to expand your team with one of our experts.
|1 key||2 hours|
Get one-on-one mentoring from a product expert. Choose from a variety of topics including design, analysis, and modeling techniques.
|1 key||2 hours|
- Analyze slopes with various methods
Calculate safety factors and increase accuracy using 3D analysis of site geology to ensure infrastructure safety and reliability. Perform analysis with limit equilibrium method of slices or stress-based methods. Choose from classic method of slices like Bishop, Janbu, Spencer, Morgenstern-Price, GLE, and Sarma methods. Perform hybrid Kulhawy analysis by importing stress fields in 2D and 3D.
- Select from over 20 different strength models
Advanced material representation, loading, and reinforcements provides the ability to choose the appropriate representation of soil and rock site materials, including Mohr-Coulomb, Hoek-Brown, Undrained, Anisotropic, Bilinear, Frictional-Undrained, Anisotropic Linear Model (ALM), and unsaturated shear strength models. With complex geometry paradigms, you can model challenging geostrata and material zones such as block models, enclosed material volumes (MVM), and bedding guides. PLAXIS LE allows you to model seismically active zones with a variety of methods. Take advantage of extensive support for reinforced slopes including grouted anchors, micro-piles, and geomembranes.
- Perform rapid and comprehensive analysis
Determine the full 3D slip surface at hundreds of locations in extensive models, such as open-pit mines, riverbanks, and road and rail corridors with multi-plane slope stability analysis (MPA). Automatically calculate the slip direction at each location using orientation analysis features. Design with confidence when considering faults, weak planes, and pore-water pressures. Get access to the most available search methods on the market including Greco, Cuckoo, Wedges. Use probabilistic analysis such as Monte Carlo, Latin Hypercube, and the Alternative Point Estimation Method (APEM) to build robust digital twins. Further refine models with sensitivity analysis and spatial variability features.
- Visualize digital twins
Deliver high-quality digital twin visualizations of designs. Access state-of-the-art, report-ready graphical presentation of results without additional manipulation. Create and manipulate large, complex models with the 3D immersive graphics engine. Easily integrate with other Bentley design and analysis applications.
- Analyze saturated or unsaturated soils
Provide stable analysis of groundwater flow in saturated or unsaturated soils. Consider staged construction and excavation modeling scenarios.
- Coupled consolidation analysis
Solve small and large-strain consolidation
- Creation of geometry
Create geometrically complex digital twin 3D models with the PLAXIS Designer conceptual model builder. Create 3D models from triangulated surfaces (TINS). Implement multiple 3D model-building methodologies (extrusions, 2D cross-section stitching, 3D layer cake, block models, or material volume method).
- Create models quickly
Featuring a familiar user interface with easy-to-understand icons and functions. The software features behave exactly like how you would expect with a short learning curve. You will be able to start modeling right away.
- Generate pore-water pressures for slope stability models
Featuring a familiar user interface with easy-to-understand icons and functions. The software features behave exactly how you would expect with a short learning curve. You will be able to start modeling right away.
- Model boundary conditions in steady-state or transient models
Head, flux, climatic, and cauchy boundary conditions are available in steady-state or transient models. Boundary condition data can be entered as tabled values. Advanced Fredlund-Wilson-Penman climatic boundary condition calculates the actual evaporation based on weather station data.
- Quad/Triangular/Tetrahedral meshing support
This solution allows models of higher complexity to be produced from various 2D and 3D data sources.
- Parameter determination methods
This application has numerous soil-water characteristic curve (SWCC) fitting methods, saturated hydraulic conductivity estimation methods, and unsaturated hydraulic conductivity estimation methods.
- Estimate soil properties
Premier and unique application for the estimation of unsaturated soils' behavior in seepage modeling. Methods for managing consolidation, shear strength, triaxial, thermal, and fate and transport properties are also present.
- Automatically classify soils
Automatic soil classification by USCS or USDA methods.
- Calculate volume-mass properties
Calculate volume-mass properties of an air-water-soil mixture using any three measured properties.
- Data mining
Our searchable database contains over 40,000 soils with over 50% containing a minimum of a soil-water characteristic curve. Estimate unsaturated soil properties through data mining.
- Digital workflow
Import data from gINT and export material parameters to analysis software to enhance your digital workflow.
- Manage model constitutive data for saturated/unsaturated flow
Management of modeling constitutive data for saturated/unsaturated flow, shear strength, compressibility, consolidation, thermal, pore-air flow, and fate and transport material properties.
- Parameter determination methods
Theoretical estimations of
- soil-water characteristic curve by nine methods
- saturated and unsaturated hydraulic conductivities
- the Fredlund & Wilson provides a reliable method to estimate the soil-water characteristic curve for sands, silts, and clays
- estimate thermal conductivities
Windows 7 (SP1 or later), Windows 8, Windows 10
Intel Pentium-based or AMD Athlon-based PC or workstation
4 GB minimum, 8 GB recommended, (more memory typically results in better performance)
1024 px by 768 px or better
2 GB free disk space
256 MB VRAM minimum, with full support for OpenGL 3.3
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"The PLAXIS LE and PLAXIS Designer software is a critical component of our open pit highwall design program. This software code is the tool that we used to develop slope designs that saved millions of dollars in waste striping at Crossroads. I would highly recommend this software for open pit design."Pat Jenks, Manager, Geotechnical Engineering, Surface, Nevada Gold Mines
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