This is the recorded version of the 'PLAXIS Online Training on Plaxis Automation Part III: Result post-processing automation in PLAXIS Output' (held on 30-10-2018). 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 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 know:
- The different automation options available in PLAXIS
- How to setup macros to be used in your workflow to optimize time
- How to find and use all the available commands used in PLAXIS Input
- About the PLAXIS Input object structure
- How to create a simple Python script, the first step for advanced automation
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 purchasing the Recorded Online training via our webshop you will 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,-.