Online Training on Plaxis Automation Part II: Advanced Features and Practical Examples of Python Scripting

TypeOnline training
Date 17/10/2019
Location Online
Lectures Micha van der Sloot
Organizer Plaxis

Price €300

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Online Training on Plaxis Automation Part II: Advanced Features and Practical Examples of Python Scripting 

After the introduction to Python scripting in part I, this second session will demonstrate more advanced examples using the Plaxis Python wrapper for the definition of more sophisticated automation scripts. 

One of the biggest challenges in setting up a geotechnical model, is the definition of the parameters for the used soil models. In this Online Training we will start with showing how to create a Soil material dataset and a Structural material dataset using just a Python script. 

After the FE model has been setup in PLAXIS, the phase definition have to be performed and start a calculation. In the present live demo, using Python to activate and deactivate elements, switch materials and set e.g. load values will be also shown. 

Once your script has been optimized, you may want to share your Python script with your colleagues. But not all of them want to use (Python) codes. This online training will present a way to share Python scripting code with peers such that they do not need to see any script and can just select it from a menu item from Plaxis toolbars. Now everyone in your office can benefit from your automation work! 

The session will end up with a 15 minutes Q&A session. Participants are encouraged to send such questions well in advance to the Online Training, so we can show as much as we can during this Q&A session. 

After this Online training: 

  • You can use the Python scripting interface in more advanced ways; 
  • You can create and edit material datasets just using Python; 
  • You can set up a staged construction sequence; 
  • You can create and share a script within your office, even for people who do not want to write code. 

 Within this online training, no time will be dedicated to explaining the details of the Python programming language itself. It is recommended that participants already have experience with both PLAXIS 2D and the Python programming language. Good resources for this purpose are: 


After the training participants receive the training materials: 

  • presentation slides (in pdf) 
  • PLAXIS model file(s) (latest PLAXIS version only) 
  • link to the recorded video (available 3 months) 
  • summary of the Questions & Answers 

Please use the participant email address for further correspondence. 

Time and Date 

The Online Training will be given on the Thursday, October 17th 2019 at 02.00 PM CEST (UTC/GMT + 2) and will take approximately 2 hours. 


The cost of the Online Training is EUR 300,-. 

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