PLAXIS 2D 2018.01

22 November 2018

Improved features and fixed issues PLAXIS 2D 2018.01

New features

  • Hydraulic gradient results in Output

Fixed issues

A large number of issues have been addressed, including:

  • various issues related to the tabulate command
  • a crash in the regenerate command occurred for complex tunnel geometries
  • various issues related to the user experience in the material database
  • various issues related to the parameters in Soil Test
  • an issue regarding visualization of bending moments
  • various issues in the cyclic accumulation tool
  • various issues in the concrete model
  • an issue in the UBC3D-PLM model regarding automatic time stepping
  • added displacement and velocity components to Fourier spectrum window in Output
  • an issue regarding visualization of FE-anchors in Output
  • an issue regarding visualization of connections in Input
  • crashes in Report Generator
  • crashes in printing of material properties in Output
  • a crash while viewing interface plastic points
  • a regression regarding post-calc structural results in Curves
  • various issues regarding scale factor window in Output
  • a crash in the hint box in Output for updated mesh
  • wrong total stresses for Undrained C and Non Porous in K0 procedure
  • removed limitation for dynamics calculations for big models (>25k elements)

New and improved features PLAXIS 2D 2018.00

  •  export geometry to step and dxf
  • import step and dxf files
  • added functionality in tunnel designer to create subsection curves from existing curve endpoints in the visualization of the
    tunnel cross-section
  • added UBC3D-PLM soil model
  • added preconsolidation parameters per soil layer, to allow specifying spatial variation of pre-overburden pressure
  • cross-sections made in Output now respond to visibility changes done in the model explorer
  • new command importcrossection to import polycurves directly into tunnels
  • support for changing the selection in Input through the scripting layer
  • support for unlimited number of points for curves in Output
  • improved performance when making charts in Output
  • added UDCAM-S material model
  • added Concrete material model
  • added cyclic triaxial test in SoilTest
  • support for user-defined soil models in Parameter optimization
  • added a 'Loads' object to structures and soil ResultType objects in Output making previous, target and current load values queryable
  • loads are available for structure and soil nodes in the curve manager in Output
  • improved feedback in tunnel designer for invalid geometry
  • improved definition of polycurves, through additional parameters
  • added FFT amplitude curve generation
  • added Arias intensity curve generation and Arias duration calculation
  • added extreme values display on graphs and as a separate table
  • improved tabulate and filter commands, specifically for staged features, returning information on staged features in one or more phases
  • support for modeling tunnel and planar contraction of plates and geogrids
  • support of partial deconfinement of a tunnel
  • support for dynamics calculation together with updated mesh
  • support for dynamics calculation together with consolidation
  • new command zoom for controlling the position and zoom level for plots in Output

For the latest information on known issues, and compatibility notes, please visit the Knowledge Base on the Plaxis website: https:/

CodeMeter firmware and drivers

The minimal required Codemeter firmware and driver version are, respectively, versions 1.18 and 6.00. The driver version provided with PLAXIS 2D 2018 is 6.40. Plaxis recommends to always use the latest versions.



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