PLAXIS 3D CE V20.03.00 Release notes

New in PLAXIS 2D CONNECT Edition V20 Update 3

Release: June 2020

PLAXIS 3D CONNECT Edition V20 Update 3 ( contains the following improvements and updates compared to PLAXIS 3D CONNECT Edition V20 Update 2:

New features

Calculation Manager
A new Calculation Manager tool has been added, allowing the calculation of a queue of projects for PLAXIS 2D and PLAXIS 3D. It also offers facilities to inspect selected models before and after calculation.
Polycurve designer
The shape designer has now been replaced by the Polycurve designer, which is now based on the look-and-feel of the Tunnel designer. It offers more control and is easier to use. The new Polycurve designer includes new functionality for easy creation of circular and square polycurves.
Improved mesh performance
Meshing performance improvements for complex 3D models with a large number of surfaces.
PLAXIS Output Viewer
PLAXIS 2D and 3D CONNECT Edition Output Viewers are now available free to use. The PLAXIS Output Viewer is a standalone application intended for viewing and inspecting the results of a fully calculated PLAXIS model, enabling the communication of results to stakeholders without a PLAXIS license. It is delivered with PLAXIS 2D, but also available as a separate download.
ProjectWise integration
ProjectWise integration is now elevated into a full feature, from being a Technology Preview before. Various issues have been addressed, and it is now possible to leave a project checked out when closing the PLAXIS program.
Command line autocomplete
Command line autocomplete is now elevated into a full feature, from being a Technology Preview before. Various issues have been addressed, the performance has been improved, and command line autocomplete is now enabled by default.
Python environment updates
  • Separation of the deliverable Python environment: one that can be used for user created Python scripts and the editor, and one trimmed down environment intended for all PLAXIS extensions written in Python, e.g. the 2D to 3D converter and the structural Coupling tool.
  • Users may also choose their own Python installation over the delivered Python environment to further customize their automated workflows.

Fixed issues

A large number of issues have been addressed.

The following Known issues have been resolved:

Many other issues have been fixed, including:

Download links

You can update to the latest version using the CONNECTION Client, or download the installer via Bentley System's Software downloads.