SVDESIGNER™ is a powerful new 3D conceptual modeler and visualization tool for the geotechnical and hydrogeological fields.  One of the most difficult aspects of designing three-dimensional models is the manipulation of three-dimensional geometry. Whether it is the representation of complex geo-strata or the representation of geotechnical designs such as roads, embankments, or tailing dams – such structures are often most suited for three-dimensional analysis but are difficult to describe to the computer. SVDESIGNER™ is a three-dimensional conceptual design tool for geotechnical engineers. It can import three-dimensional geometry in most standard formats such as AutoCAD DXF files.

Geo-strata can be imported based on borehole data or in a number of different formats. Once in the software, the surfaces can be represented as grids or as triangulated surfaces (TINs). There are also advanced features in the software to handle intersections of various surfaces so the 3D geometry can be represented accurately.

  • Deep Product Integration

  • Simple, Yet Powerful UI

  • Rapid Prototyping

  • High Fidelity Geometry

  • Surface Texture Presets

  • Image Draping Using "Real World" Terrain

  • Animated Flyovers

Key features and enhancements of SVDESIGNER:

  • Easy to Use: Featuring a familiar user interface with easy to understand icons and functions. The software tools behave exactly how you would expect with a short learning curve. You will be able to start modeling right away.
  • Representation of Complex 3D Surfaces: 3D surfaces can be imported from a variety of formats and represented as grids or triangulated surfaces consisting of hundreds of thousands of individual elements.
  • Supported Import File Types:
    • SVOFFICE™5 and SVOFFICE™2009
    • OBJ
    • 3DS
    • DAT (TecPlot format used by AcuMesh)
    • Plain ASCII
    • DEM
    • DTM
    • DXF (AutoCAD)
    • ESRI grid
  • Surface Intersections: Intersections of complex surfaces represented as grids or as TINs can be accomplished.
  • Generate Depositional Surfaces: Generate a set of slurried depositional surfaces for a user-defined filling scenario
  • Filling Curves: Compute elevation versus volume as a graph
  • Surface Cuts / Excavations: Cuts into topography can be easily performed as per the design of a road cut into the side of a hill. Mining cuts such as with open pits can also be represented.
  • Geometry Editing: A rich variety of functionality is implemented in the software to allow editing of existing geometry to represent the integration of new geotechnical designs with existing topology. Editing features integrate with both surface grids and meshes.
  • Construction Sequences: Sequences of layers or lifts of material as placed in earth dams or in mining operations can be easily represented in the 3D conceptual model.
  • Volume Calculations: Volumes of material can be calculated to aid in construction activities.
  • Export to Numerical Modeling Modules: 2D or 3D representations of particular geometry scenarios can be exported to any of the SVOFFICE™5 numerical modeling modules for analysis. Exported models can utilize grids or triangulated meshes.
  • Stunning Client Visuals: 3D conceptual designs can be captured for display to clients and review of potential designs. Image draping of aerial site photos is supported. Fly-bys of sites can be created and exported as animations.
  • Extensive QAQC program
  • World Class Support: Highly dedicated team with tracking and fast response to raised issues - typically within 24 - 48 hours

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What Our Customers Say

  • "Although I just started to use the SVSLOPE® 2D/3D and SVDESIGNER™ software, I would like to express my very high evaluation of the package from a user’s point of view and I am proud of using this software! Also, much thanks to the support team for the quick responses. Again, the products are so impressive."
  • "The use of SVSLOPE® software as part of a research project on clay slopes under seismic conditions with the Université de Sherbrooke has been incredibly easy and effective. The continuation of this research with SoilVision is promising, along with their great technical support - which was always available and a passionate geotechnical team supporting the project."

  • "We have allowed our students the choice of using multiple Geotechnical software suites in our Dam Design and other Geotechnical courses. Our students consistently gravitate towards SoilVision software as being the most modern and user-friendly."

  • "I've been a geotechnical engineer for more than 25 years and SoilVision has the best tech support I have ever worked with. I truly appreciate their patience and help over the past year."

  • "Peter Brett Associates have been looking to update our existing slope stability software over the last year. After extensive research and trials, SVSLOPE® developed by SoilVision Systems Ltd. was found to meet all our existing and future design requirements. Its ease of use for modeling simple as well as complex geological and geometrical problems was a critical factor in our assessment as well as the incorporation of design to the Eurocodes. Their customer support has been faultless and their willingness to develop the software to meet our own specific design requirements is a most gratifying added bonus."

    "We love the fact that SVSLOPE® is part of an integrated suite of software and that, if required, 3D analysis can be undertaken. We would recommend this product to other geotechnical consulting firms."

  • "We have been using SVSLOPE® and SVFLUX™ for the past year and have found them to be efficient and productive engineering tools which have allowed us to offer our services in an efficient manner. The capability of automated increased discretization of the mesh is an absolute benefit to our modeling, reducing time and effort. We have found the software quick and easy for our engineers to train and utilize. I would recommend this product to other geotechnical consulting firms."

  • "The software is well documented and comes with number of useful example models. We were able to quickly begin creating models after a short review of the user interface and going through the available on-line webinars. The software offers solid benefits of less conservatism and the ability to model real geometry."

  • "This new software for stability analysis includes a number of state-of-the-art options for probabilistic slope stability analysis. This feature, combined with comprehensive deterministic analyses, will provide new opportunities to build confidence in the results of a site-specific analysis.”

  • "I'm excited to see the release of this new and innovative product. I look forward to and encourage the application of this software on additional geotechnical projects.”

  • "In consulting engineering practice, I am increasingly made aware of the important and beneficial role that modeling the unsaturated soil zone can play in providing the client with the best possible engineered solution. The SoilVision software has made it possible to readily estimate and incorporate unsaturated soil properties into the modeling of saturated-unsaturated soil systems.”

Get Up to Speed Program

SVDESIGNER™ offers an amazing set of intuitive and powerful features to help you conceptualize your geotechnical designs. To help you get to the end-goal faster, we are offering free model development services* with your initial purchase of SVDESIGNER™.

Benefits of the Program

  • Receive (1) one free 3D conceptual model created by our in-house modeling experts using your project data!*
  • Work directly with the SoilVision team and discover key features and their applications
  • Learn how to integrate your field data into the 3D SVDESIGNER environment
  • Build your expertise from the people who develop the SoilVision products

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  • SVDESIGNER™ also has tools to easily describe geotechnical designs into the 3D world. Standard cut and fill operations for roads, embankments, earth dams, and tailing stands are provided and allow easy entry of complex structures. Volume calculation functions then allow subsequent calculations of material requirements for construction purposes.

    The software is designed to allow geotechnical engineers to quickly prototype designs in 3D.

    Once a site or design is prototyped the volumes of materials can be calculated and subsequently used in construction processes. SVDESIGNER™ also acts as a manager of three-dimensional data for subsequent numerical modeling. Once three-dimensional geometry is created it can be subsequently output to numerical models in the form of 2D slices or as full three-dimensional models comprised of either grids or meshed surfaces.

    SVDESIGNER™ represents a new paradigm for geotechnical design in that the full three-dimensional site geometry is represented. Subsequent 2D or 3D numerical modeling activities can be initiated based on professional judgment of the project engineer. Overall design and prototyping time is reduced in this system. The complexity of 3D numerical models that can be created in a short time frame is also improved.

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  • SVOFFICE™5 User Manual



    The investment in geotechnical / hydrogeological software is an important decision for most consulting firms. Software must perform well and yield results in a limited timeframe such that reports can be completed on time and under budget. We recognize this at SoilVision Systems Ltd. and and have worked hard over the past number of years to provide software which is both easy to use and technologically advanced. We believe that our current SVOFFICE™5 software products are the best currently available for geotechnical and hydrogeological applications. Listed below are a few of the reasons why your firm would benefit from our software from the perspective of a manager.

    1. 3D Modeling Solutions
      • Modeling of systems which are not adequately represented by a simplified 2D cross section may be accomplished in full 3D. Examples include regional flow, levee analysis, and planar geometry.
    2. Advanced Slope Stability Analysis
      • With the highly advanced SVSLOPE® slope stability analysis package, your company will have access to the most comprehensive array of deterministic and probabilistic methods of limit equilibrium and stress-based analysis methods.
    3. Advanced Model Coupling
      • Coupling of the air/water/thermal phases allows more comprehensive analysis of i) cover designs and, ii) waste rock flow, and iii) various other applications.
      • Coupled density-dependant flow allows handling of salt-water/ fresh water potash mine tailings scenarios and tidal inflow scenarios.
    4. 3D Conceptual Geometry Modeling and Visualization and 2D Slicing with SVDESIGNER™
      • SVDESIGNER™ allows for rapid three-dimensional geotechnical prototyping of designs.
      • 2D slices can be quickly and easily extracted from your geotechnical designs and brought into SVFLUX™GT for analysis.
    5. Automatic Mesh Generation and Refinement
      • Automatic mesh generation and refinement greatly enhances model stability, accuracy, and convergence.
    6. Spatially Varying Material Properties
      • Material properties may now be set to vary spatially in any particular region of the model domain. This is available in our SVSLOPE® and SVFLUX™GT packages
    7. Product Integration
      • Products support highly integrated and coupled solutions. i.e. Rainfall on an unsaturated slope potentially causing instability.
    8. Comprehensive Probabilistic Analysis
      • Monte Carlo, APEM, Latin Hypercube and other types of probabilistic analysis may be carried out in our SVSLOPE® package. Monte Carlo analysis for steady state models can be carried out in our SVFLUX™GT package.
    9. Extensive Soil Database
      • Our SVSOILS™ (formerly SOILVISION®) Database of unsaturated hydraulic properties includes laboratory data on over 6500 soils and 24 theoretical methods of estimating unsaturated hydraulic properties.
    10. World Class Support
      • Highly dedicated team with tracking and fast response to all raised issues - typically within 24 - 48 hours.

Our industry defining software will change the game for your firm