Energy saving while running multiple calculations

ApplicationPLAXIS 2D
VersionPLAXIS 2D
PLAXIS 3D 2013
Date created16 August 2013
Date modified16 August 2013

With PLAXIS 2D and 3D it is possible to calculate several PLAXIS projects using a combination of .bat-files and command log files by using this command line:

<installationfolder>Plaxis3DInput.exe <projectfile> “--run=<command log file>”

see also the related article about the practical use of the commands runner using a batch-file.

After finishing these calculations, the computer will stay active and will consume power. Since the release of PLAXIS 2D AE and PLAXIS 3D 2013 , the program now includes an energy saving command:




This will instruct the computer to hibernate

 __gogreen "poweroff" True 60

This command will force the computer to shut down in 60 seconds. Useful to start a calculation at the end of the day/week and shut down the computer when the calculation is done.

Hint: Do not forget the call the save command prior to shutting down.

For further details, please refer to the PLAXIS 2D and/or 3D Command Reference in the program’s Help menu

See also