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Public Beta Release of SVOFFICE™5: SVHEAT™GE - Freeze/Thaw Thermal Modeling Software

This new beta software release introduces new features, an improved 3D CAD graphics engine and user interface that significantly speeds up workflow and makes it even easier to use.

The beta release of SVHEAT™GE is the second beta release of a package from the new SVOFFICE™5/GE suite of geotechnical and geoenvironmental software products. The new SVHEAT™GE software implements the improvements of a new high-performance graphics subsystem which ultimately makes editing 3D numerical models even easier. Combine that with extended plotting features such as plotting the freezing depth as a function of time and you have the world's premier package for modeling of freeze/thaw thermal processes. In addition to the fantastic new features and enhancements, the SVHEAT™GE software still supports the features which made it popular, such as:
  i) an easy-to-use user interface,
  ii) automatic mesh generation and refinement,
  iii) stable freeze/thaw transition performance,
  iv) 1D/2D/3D analysis,
  v) N-factor of energy-based methods of handling the climatic interface including snow, and rigorous coupling with water-flow and air-flow packages,
  vi) plot frozen/thawed depth versus time of temperature profiles,
  vii) implemented the imperial parameters to determined performance of thermosyphon, and
  viii) initial conditions of 2D/3D can be imported from an 1D Dat file.
The premier thermal freeze/thaw package on the market has continued to evolve and strengthen based on close interaction with our customers. We would welcome you to review our work with the beta version.

Applications to beta-test the software may be found here!

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SoilVision International Short Course Series 2015

Murray D. Fredlund, Ph.D., PEng, President/CEO, SoilVision Systems Ltd. will be presenting a pre-Congress short course (PC03 on the conference registration) on November 15th, 2015 in Buenos Aires, Argentina at the 15th Pan-American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering.

This course will present advanced topics related to both 2D and 3D slope stability analysis areas. The focus will be on aspects of a correct numerical analysis of slopes by the limit equilibrium methodology. The management of complex 3D spatial data will be discussed as well as modeling methodologies related to 3D numerical modeling. The focus will be on advanced concepts of slope stability analysis and their application. Applications of 3D solutions to real-world problems will be covered.

The course will also cover advances in the area of slope stability analysis in applying unsaturated principles to slope stability models. A combination of classic limit equilibrium as well as more advances stress-based numerical models will be covered in terms of their applicability to practical problems.

The benefits associated with performing 3D slope stability analyses were introduced in the 1970s. Over the years a number of 3D methods of analysis have been researched. These methods have ranged from the method of columns to approaches based on variational calculus, and more recently, the use of dynamic programming. Interest in 3D slope stability analysis appears to be driven by the fact that most slope stability failures are inherently three-dimensional in character. That is, the failure surface most often represents a variation on a dish-shaped surface. Two-dimensional representations are a significant simplification of the actual situation. It is somewhat surprising that geotechnical engineers have been as successful as they have been in using two-dimensional simplifications of three-dimensional geometries for slope stability studies.

Industry has largely embraced a two-dimensional approach with respect to slope stability analysis as an accepted method of practice and acceptable design factors of safety generally range between 1.3 and 1.5. The calibration to well-instrumented failures has typically involved performing 2D back-analyzing of failed slopes and accepting the results as a "reasonable calibration", even though the slope failed in a 3D manner.

Remember to choose Pre-Congress Course PC03 when registering.

BONUS*: Receive a credit equal to 50% of your short course registration fee towards the purchase of any of our software packages!

Offer must be redeemed within 180 days following the course and may not be combined with any other offer. Non-redeemable for a cash refund.

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SVFLUX™GE LIVE Online Demonstration

Join us for SVFLUX™GE LIVE, focusing on the recent advancements in seepage and groundwater analysis in saturated and unsaturated soils.

Experience a new way of numerical modeling in the 2D and 3D world.

Join us for the live webcast and discover the features of the new SVFLUX™:

  • High speed 3D CAD graphics subsystem
  • SVDESIGNER™ a new conceptual modeling and geometry creation application
  • New and improved SVOFFICE™5 manager
  • Automatic mesh generation and refinement
  • Improved visuals and graphs
  • High quality / print-ready client visuals
  • Climatic coupling
  • Calculation of actual evaporation from the ground surface
  • Easy to use interface which will make your work process faster and easier

SVFLUX™GE overview presentation......20 minutes
SVFLUX™GE demonstration.................20 minutes
SVDESIGNER™ demonstration.............20 minutes

For maximum convenience and to allow for as many attendees as possible, we are offering three webinar sessions (1 per day). Each session is limited to a maximum of 100 attendees, so REGISTER NOW to reserve your spot!

PLEASE NOTE: We are still accepting applications to beta-test the software here!

If you have any questions, Please contact us via email

or call us +1-306-477-3324

We look forward to seeing you online!

The SoilVision Systems Team



October 20, 2015
11 PM – 12 AM (MST)

October 21, 2015
10 AM – 11 AM (MST)

October 22, 2015
7 AM – 8 AM (MST)

Dr. Murray Fredlund
CEO and President
SoilVision Systems Ltd.

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University Undergraduate Project Software

SoilVision Systems Ltd. is pleased to announce a new offer of collaborations with Universities for the purpose of undergraduate research projects. This collaboration is perfect for 4th year design projects and will allow the students to become familiar with our software. The projects will be related to numerical modeling in the geotechnical / hydrogeological area.

This offer will include 6-month licenses of agreed-upon software at no cost. We will provide technical support to related normal use of the software. Complimentary training videos on how to use the software are provided online. This is a great opportunity for Universities to gain access to leading edge 2D/3D geotechnical software to support analysis in 4th Year Projects.

We have posted the Collaboration Agreement online for download.

I used SVSolid as a part of my final year civil engineering project to analyse 2D and 3D models of shallow footings. With the help of the SoilVision software, I was able to understand the effects of varying the friction angle on the ultimate bearing capacity, and how this interacts with the effects of matric suction. The software was easy to work with and fast to run, with a wide variety of capabilities. I would definitely recommend using SVSolid and other SoilVision software to anyone considering a project or thesis."

Matthew McLean | Student, Civil and Geotechnical Engineering
University of Queensland, Australia

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Short Courses

Upcoming Short Courses

  • 2D / 3D Slope Stability Analysis
    Nov 15, 2015, Buenos Aires, Argentina | More Info
  • Heave Prediction for Pier Foundation in Expansive Soils
    Feb 14, 2016, Phoenix, AZ, USA | More Info

BONUS*: Receive a credit equal to 50% of your short course registration fee towards the purchase of any of our software packages!

Offer must be redeemed within 180 days following the course and may not be combined with any other offer. Non-redeemable for a cash refund.

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SoilVision University
SoilVision Certified Training Centre

Online Personal Training Packages

We are extremely excited to be able to offer live face-to-face online personal training sessions for those customers wishing to take their proficiency to the next level. All sessions are taught by SoilVision Systems Certified Trainers. We have a broad selection of training packages available. These packages can be purchased at anytime and do not require the initial purchase of our software products.

We are happy to provide a two-week trial license to get you started. However, if you are interested in purchasing a Personal Training Package as a standalone package or as a bundled option with a software product purchase, please contact our sales team for a quotation.

Upon completion, students will be presented with a certificate recognizing the level of proficiency with our software. Certification offers many benefits and has tremendous value. For example, many engineering consulting firms, contractors or consulting clients are looking for experienced numerical modelers who are skilled in using software from SoilVision Systems Ltd.

Beginner Courses

  • SVSLOPE® Beginner 2D (3 hours) - $600* | More Info
  • SVSLOPE® Beginner 3D (4 hours) - $800* | More Info
  • SVFLUX™ Beginner 2D (3 hours) - $600* | More Info
  • SVFLUX™ Beginner 3D (4 hours) - $800* | More Info
  • SVDESIGNER™ Beginner (3 hours) - $600* | More Info

Advanced Courses

  • SVSLOPE® Advanced 2D (3.5 hours) - $600* | More Info
  • SVSLOPE® Advanced 3D (4 hours) - $800* | More Info
  • SVFLUX™ Advanced 2D (3.5 hours) - $700* | More Info
  • SVFLUX™ Advanced 3D (4 hours) - $800* | More Info

*Pricing is based on 1-5 participants. Contact us if you need pricing for 6 or more participants.

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Upcoming Conferences We Are Attending

  • Tailings and Mine Waste
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    October 25-28, 2015 | More Info
  • XV PCSMGE - Buenos Aires 2015
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    November 15-18, 2015 | More Info

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