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

TypeOnline training
Date 11/12/2018
Location Online
Organizer Plaxis bv

Price €270

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This is the recorded version of the 'PLAXIS Online Training on Plaxis Automation Part II: Advanced Features and Practical Examples of Python Scripting' (held on 16-10-2018). Because of the high demand we still want to give you the possibility to access all materials of the online training (presentation, PLAXIS models built up with the latest commercial version, link to the full recorded session, copy of the Q/A session). Till the 10th of December 2018 you will have the possibility to purchase this Recorded Online Training.

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

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)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.


The cost of the Online Training is EUR 270,-.


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