Custom level water condition might be reset after loading

ApplicationPLAXIS 2D
Issue status✔ Solved
First Affected VersionPLAXIS 2D 2015.00
Found in VersionPLAXIS 2D 2015.00
Fixed and Released in VersionPLAXIS 2D 2016.00
Issue #24031
Date created02 December 2015
Date modified24 October 2016

Problem description

In the above mentioned versions, the Custom level water condition for the InitialPhase on a loaded project may be reset to Global when switching from Green (mesh/flow conditions/ staged construction) to Blue modes (soil/structures) and back again.

The water conditions will be reset to “Global” condition for this option. This issue only happens for the “Custom level” option condition after (re)loading the Plaxis file if the cluster’s water condition is set to Custom waterlevel for the InitialPhase.


This issue is now solved in PLAXIS 2D 2016.

In order to avoid this issue in PLAXIS 2D 2015 or earlier, you could use as an alternative the "Head" option instead of this “Custom level” option by specifying a reference head level. In this case, the pore pressures will be generated according to the specified head.

The model water conditions for all phases can be reviewed with: