Online Training on Plaxis Automation Part III: Result Post-Processing Automation in PLAXIS Output
The final part of the series Plaxis Automation Online Trainings will be focusing on the PLAXIS Output program. After building up a FE model in the PLAXIS Input program and after calculating it, the results can be viewed in a separate application: the PLAXIS Output program. Automation is at this stage often very much needed to automate repetitive results post-processing work. This is what this Online Training will focus on.
PLAXIS Output, apart from its main graphical interface, also has a command line interpreter for accessing any calculation results. In order to access all the available information, the different Output objects related to the available results (deformations, stresses, excess pore pressures) and plots will first be explained.
The main intention of the Output command line interpreter is to be used in automating the post-processing of the results. We will demonstrate how easy and efficient Python is in assisting in making the retrieval and process of the results and save valuable time in post-processing work!
Various examples will be provided during the training to demonstrate the functionality of Output when used in the framework of the Python scripting interface. These will cover retrieving results for soil and structures, setting up a plot area, exporting a plot and saving results in a text file for further post-processing.
Finally, a Python script to identify a calculation failure and prepare a report with relevant Output plots and results will be presented.
After this Online training:
- You will understand the object structure of PLAXIS Output
- You will know how to use the command line to retrieve results for soil and structures
- You will know how to create plots and export them
- You will know how to automate a process relevant to a predefined scenario
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:
- Dive Into Python 3
- After Hours Programming
- Think Python: How to Think Like a Computer Scientist
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 24th 2019 at 02.00 PM CEST (UTC/GMT + 2) and will take approximately 2 hours.
The cost of the Online Training is EUR 300,-.