OnDemand Training | PLAXIS: Introduction to Python

Modeling complex geotechnical problems in a Finite Element program can be challenging and represents time-consuming modelling work often involving repetitive tasks. In order to make efficient use of your time, knowing the available automation options is of primary interest.

This training is the first session of a series of 3 trainings about Python in PLAXIS. It will focus on the use of PLAXIS Python wrapper which provides the most extensive possibilities towards automation. In this context, the PLAXIS command line mechanism will be explained in detail along with the structure of the modelling objects created with each project. All this knowledge is needed for writing your first Python script and moving forward towards more advanced automation solutions!

After this 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 use the interactive scripting reference for PLAXIS commands
  • How to create a simple Python script, the first step for advanced automation

Duration: 2 hours

Presented by: Marina Trevizolli and Satadal Dhar

Marina Trevizolli
“My background is in civil engineering, and master’s degree in geotechnics. I have been with Bentley Systems since 2019, and as an expert in geotechnical software, I`ve been helping PLAXIS users getting the best performance in their projects with training and mentoring all around the world, from mining companies in Australia and Peru to consulting in foundation and soil reinforcement in the United States and Europe. I’m a problem solver, and my best achievement is user happiness with their geotechnical model and analysis.”
Satadal Dhar
“This is not a job that I do here, this is a way of life. We love building stuff. Whether it is building a macro in Python for PLAXIS, HVAC Systems for multi-story buildings, or pile systems for overhead metro corridors. If you love building stuff, as we do, why not join us? Let us help you with the smaller details while you build bigger.”
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