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BIM Advancements Being Extended to Subsurface Engineering

YII 2018

SoilVision has been acquired by Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions. The acquisitions, of SoilVision, Plaxis and gINT, serve to make Bentley a complete source for geotechnical professionals “going digital.” As a member of the Bentley team, we had the opportunity to be a part of the Bentley YII (Year in Infrastructure) held in London, England. We attended industry forums, heard from thought leaders, and started the conversations on how we can accelerate our digital advancement.

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New Features

Cuckoo Search

Cuckoo Search is a nature-inspired metaheuristic algorithm applied in slope stability modeling for the searching of critical slip surfaces. It is based on behavioral characteristics of some parasitic Cuckoo birds; in combination with so-called Lévy Flights random walk. This optimization strategy .... READ MORE

Cuckoo Search Method

3D Optimized Search

3D Optimization is a method for finding the lowest Factor of Safety (FOS) in a slope stability model. It optimizes the results found by the analysis search method by iteratively changing the slip surface to find the critical slip shape with the lowest FOS, considering both circular and non-circular shapes. This method .... READ MORE

3D Optimization Search Method

Modified ALM4

Modified Anisotropic Linear Model 4 (ALM4) is the fourth generation of the Anisotropic Linear Model. It is a material strength model for anisotropic rock mass conditions. The strength model requires input parameters such as orientation of the weakness plane, normal stress, along with cohesions and friction angles .... READ MORE

Modified Anisotropic Linear Model 4

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SVSLOPE® is a Power Player in the 2D Analysis Arena

SVSLOPE®2D - Why should you switch?

“SoilVision is well known for producing cutting edge 3D slope stability software. Our 2D slope stability software has been discovered by many industry professionals to be that hidden gem that when you find it, you realize how incredible it really is.”

Murray Fredlund - The Fredlund Files

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Feature Focus
New Features

Dedicated to continually evolving our solutions, we are now importing sensemetric field data, to make it easier to create and solve numerical models .... READ MORE

SVOFFICE5 v5.4.03 Now Available!

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SVOFFICE™5 was recently updated with many new features, improvements, and squashed bugs. Here are some highlights of what's new since v5.3.05. We strongly recommend that you update your software to the most current version. For a comprehensive list, please see the changelog.

  • NEW: SVSLOPE®3D now supports user-defined non-planar bedding analysis
  • NEW: SVDESIGNER™ now supports basic material objects; volume layers can be assigned materials as "placeholders" for later material parameter assignment in models
  • NEW: SVDESIGNER™ can now compute filling curves
  • NEW: SVDESIGNER™ can now generate depositional surfaces from user-defined filling scenario
  • NEW: Several new user tutorials added
  • NEW: Advanced settings section added for MPA planes
  • NEW: 3D Optimization of slip surfaces added to SVSLOPE®
  • NEW: Cuckoo search option added to SVSLOPE®
  • NEW: SVFLUX™/WR now supports PEST
  • NEW: SVDESIGNER™ adds object labeling and tree view label filtering
  • NEW: SVOFFICE™ integration with the sensemetrics platform
  • NEW: Import of Piezometer data into SVDESIGNER™
  • NEW: Calculation of water surfaces from piezometer data in SVDESIGNER™
  • NEW: Advanced settings section added for MPA planes
  • NEW: Anisotropic Linear Model (ALM) 4 added in addition to ALM1, 2 and 3 - all in 3D
  • Improvement: Added options to show interpolated beddings based on bedding guides input in SVSLOPE®
  • Improvement: Added option to show/hide each weak surface in SVSLOPE®
  • Improvement: More 3D to 2D model slicing improvements in SVOFFICE™
  • Improvement: More mesh refinement options added
  • Improvement: MPA aspect ratios can now be defined using linear vs quadratic scaling
  • Improvement: More import/export functionality
  • Improvement: 3D to 2D model slicing improvements
  • plus so much more...
New Features

The application of SVSOILS™ in the ongoing and past studies on unsaturated soils at Shiraz University

SVSOILS™ has provided us with a valuable database required for model development and research in various areas of unsaturated soils mechanics...

Our sincere gratitude is expressed to SOILVISION team for their continuous support."

Professor Ghassem Habibagahi | Dep. of Civil Engineering: Shiraz University

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Short Courses

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2D/3D Slope Stability and Seepage Analysis
Instructors: Murray D. Fredlund, Ph.D., PEng, President/CEO, SoilVision Systems Ltd; HaiHua Lu, M.Sc. in Computing Science and Geotechnical Engineering, Senior Software Engineer, SoilVision Systems Ltd.
Date: October 28, 2018
Location: Hangzhou, China
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2D/3D Slope Stability, Seepage and Stress Analysis
Instructors: Murray D. Fredlund, Ph.D., PEng, President/CEO, SoilVision Systems Ltd; Marina Naim Brock Trevizolli, M.Sc., Geotechnical Engineer, SoilVision Systems Ltd.
Date: November 13-14, 2018
Location: Sacramento, CA, USA
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SVDESIGNER™ & SVSLOPE® Training Workshop
Instructors: Todd Myhre, B.SC., Lead Developer, SoilVision Systems Ltd.; Mitchell Bauche, B.Sc. Engineering, Sales Engineer, SoilVision Systems Ltd.
Date: November 27, 2018
Location: Liu Institute Case Room, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Open Pit

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Free Webinars

Free SVSLOPE® Webinar
(Presented in Mandarin)
- October 31st -

SVSLOPE™ Overview & Demonstration


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October 31, 2018
9:00 PM China ST (7:00 AM MDT)

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Free SVSOLID™ Webinar
(Presented in Portuguese)
- November 8th -

3D Shear Strength Reduction Analysis


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November 8, 2018
1:00 PM BRT

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- November 8th -

Improved Anchor Modeling (DFI)

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November 8, 2018
12:00 PM CST

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- November 22nd -

Cuckoo Search & Optimization

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November 22, 2018
12:00 PM CST

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Upcoming Conferences We Are Attending

  • DFI Annual Conference
    Booth 607
    Anaheim, CA, USA | October 24, 2018
  • 8th Annual International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics
    HangZhou, China | October 28, 2018
  • sensemetrics Dam Safety Invitational 2018
    Sacramento, CA, USA | November 15, 2018
  • International Oil Sands Tailings Conference
    Edmonton, AB, Canada | December 9, 2018

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