The development and updating of a geological model (digital twin) presents the geotechnical engineer with challenges. Read our latest blog by Chris Kelln, Director of Engineering, and Lee Barbour, Technical Advisor, to learn how a 3D geological model provides the core elements of a digital twin, allowing the geotechnical engineer to update geotechnical analyses and interpretations in response to changing site conditions.
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CALGARY, Canada, 11 March 2021
The success of GEOSLOPE and our parent company, Seequent, has opened an exciting new chapter. Seequent has entered into an agreement with Bentley Systems (Nasdaq: BSY) to be acquired, subject to regulatory approval. Bentley Systems is a global infrastructure engineering software company based in the US with 4,000 staff around the world.
You will continue to receive the same level of service and great solutions that you have always enjoyed from GEOSLOPE and Seequent. Seequent will remain as a standalone business unit and we at GEOSLOPE will continue to be a part of Seequent when the agreement is finalised. Our GeoStudio product suite will become part of an expanded, complementary set of customer solutions.
For more information, please check out the Seequent news post here.
CALGARY, Canada, 20 January 2021 - GEOSLOPE is very pleased to announce the immediate availability of GeoStudio 2021 R2.
Since the GeoStudio 2021 release, the GEOSLOPE team has been working to improve functionality and workflow even further using feedback from our valued customers. GeoStudio 2021 R2 includes the following new capability:
What are some benefits of the new features?
Model new classed of stress and deformation problems. You can now capture drained and undrained response of loose and dense soils under both static and dynamic loading conditions using the NorSand soil model, allowing for liquefaction analysis of tailings storage facilities, reinforced earth, and many other classes of geotechnical problems. Establish complex stress fields as the initial conditions for a SIGMA/W analysis, providing expanded functionality for stress modeling in hard rock environments.
Integrate and improve your workflow like never before. Import and export DXF/DWG surface meshes for improved workflows with CAD and geological modelling software including Leapfrog Works. Quickly use CAD surface data in BUILD3D to generate 3D models, with intuitive co-ordinate transformation.
Create insightful 3D plots. Export 3D results, such as total head or temperature, from a 3D isosurface, the ground surface, or any geometric object in SEEP3D and TEMP3D, to create groundwater drawdown maps, depth-to-freezing surface plots, and more in standard 3rd party visualization products.
For more information about GeoStudio, new release notes and details of the free trial offer see: https://www.geoslope.com/products/geostudio. To view the GeoStudio 2021 R2 Release Announcement video see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHTAZ7mxj6w&t=5s
Media enquiries & further information:
Clare Bisso – Public Affairs & Media Relations Manager, Seequent
+64 21 318 596
Sandra Lukey, Shine Group (PR for Seequent)
+64 21 2262 858
Seequent is a world leader in the development of powerful geoscience analysis, modelling and collaborative technologies for understanding geoscience and engineering design solutions. Our solutions enable people to analyse complex data, manage risk and ultimately make better decisions about earth, environment and energy challenges.
Seequent software is used on large-scale projects globally, including road and rail tunnel construction, groundwater detection and management, geothermal exploration, subsea infrastructure mapping, resource evaluation and subterranean storage of spent nuclear fuel.
Seequent’s global footprint includes its Christchurch-based HQ and R&D centres in Christchurch and Canada with a network of offices across Asia/Pacific, Africa, South America, North America, and Europe servicing blue-chip companies and customers with leading subsurface solutions in over 100 countries. For more information, please visit www.seequent.com or follow Seequent on LinkedIn or Twitter.
GEOSLOPE joined Seequent in 2019, adding the GeoStudio software suite for geotechnical and geo-environmental modelling .
GeoStudio is used by engineers, researchers and regulators in over 100 countries for design, analysis, and decision making for diverse geotechnical challenges across many industries.
The broad range of engineering use cases for GeoStudio, include rapid analysis of dams and levees, excavations and open-pit mines for ground stability stress paths and slope failures, groundwater flow analysis, environmental protection and modelling for large-scale infrastructure projects. For more information, please visit www.geoslope.com.
GeoStudio Core integrates a completely redeveloped SIGMA/W product with updated SLOPE/W and SEEP/W products to solve a wider range of Civil, Environmental and Mining engineering challenges
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand, 19 August 2020 - High-growth geoscience software company Seequent today announced the release of GeoStudio Core. GeoStudio Core combines updated SLOPE/W and SEEP/W with a new, completely reformulated SIGMA/W product. These major upgrades allow geotechnical engineers to understand and tackle major engineering challenges for infrastructure and mining projects – from dams and levees to tunnelling and the stability of cuts in underground and open pit mines.
Paul Grunau, President of Seequent’s GEOSLOPE, says GeoStudio Core 2021 is the most significant GeoStudio release in the past five years.
“SIGMA/W has been completely redeveloped from the ground up, delivering new levels of confidence and capability for geotechnical engineers needing to assess ground deformations and stability. The new Strength Reduction Stability analysis in SIGMA/W complements the industry-trusted solutions in SLOPE/W to provide a rigorous understanding of slope failure mechanisms, allowing the engineer to design effective stabilization measures. These products integrate with SEEP/W to include the impact of changing groundwater conditions, providing a comprehensive solution for stability problems,” says Grunau.
“The combined GeoStudio Core solution runs in a single integrated environment, speeding up the project workflow and easily scaling with the user's needs. All project data and analyses can be combined into a single project file, enabling smooth data exchange and simpler data management.”
Professor Soon-Hoe Chew, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, National University of Singapore, says, “GeoStudio 2021 can model a wide range of geotechnical problems encountered in practical projects that deal with stress and deformation of soil. For example, the hardening soil models can be confidently used to model the soft clay in Singapore, especially for excavation related problems.”
“While engineers need to have a good understanding of the key issues at hand and the soil mechanics, SIGMA/W’s well formulated features and its logical flow of the modelling steps make it very easy to use with less chance of errors or oversight.”
GeoStudio Core, with SIGMA/W’s expanded material model library and new analysis types, allows for comprehensive modelling of a wider range of soil and rock behaviour. For example, simulating the strain-softening behaviour of brittle clays enables stability control of a tailings dam or roadway cut.
The new GeoStudio multi-physics solver enables SIGMA/W to offer improved solver performance and enhanced modelling of rapid reservoir drawdown, open pit mine dewatering effects on highwall stability, and solute transport from tailings ponds.
GeoStudio Core and its use in civil, environmental, and mining projects will be showcased at Seequent’s upcoming virtual event Lyceum on September 23rd – which explores how technology and connection are playing an important role now and into the future. For more details and registration for these and other Lyceum 2020 sessions visit: https://www.seequent.com/community/events/lyceum/.
For more information about GeoStudio, new release notes and details of the free trial offer see: https://www.geoslope.com/products/geostudio. To view the GeoStudio 2021 Release Announcement video see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olGe7A5layI&feature=youtu.be
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Combined geoscience tech solutions improve overall engineering and design workflows to help engineers solve earth, environment and energy challenges
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand, 4 October 2019 - Seequent, a world leader in the development of geoscience analysis, modelling, and collaborative technologies, today announced that GEOSLOPE – a Canadian-based company that creates integrated, geotechnical analysis software – has become part of Seequent, offering additional innovative geoscience technology solutions.
GEOSLOPE is recognized worldwide by geotechnical engineers who use the GeoStudio suite for design, analysis, and decision making. The GeoStudio suite includes products for modelling slope stability, deformation, heat transfer and groundwater flow in soil and rock. The products are used in over 100 countries for analysing infrastructure projects including dams and levees, reinforced walls and slopes, open pit mines, and transportation.
Shaun Maloney, Chief Executive of Seequent, says: “We welcome the GEOSLOPE team to the Seequent family. Together, we are better equipped to deliver on our commitment to help mitigate and solve some of the world’s major civil, environmental and energy challenges.”
GEOSLOPE’S President, Paul Grunau, says: “Over the years, we have invested in the long-term growth of the company to develop a set of world-class solutions for geotechnical engineers. Joining Seequent presents the opportunity for greater integration of geotechnical analysis into the overall engineering and design workflow, thereby enabling our customers to more effectively analyse their problems and deliver better outcomes.”
Seequent’s General Manager, Civil & Environmental, Daniel Wallace, says: “Seequent and GEOSLOPE share a common vision with customers and stakeholders to make better decisions about our infrastructure assets and the natural environment we live in and build on. We’re excited to continue working as one team on that shared vision that brought us together.”
The GEOSLOPE team will continue to be led by Paul Grunau and will maintain its presence in Calgary.
Clare Bisso – Communications Manager, Seequent
+64 21 318 596
GEOSLOPE International Ltd. based in Calgary, develops, markets, and supports the GeoStudio software suite for geotechnical and geo-environmental modelling analysis.
Calgary, Canada (June 11, 2019) – GEOSLOPE International Ltd., a leading developer of geo-engineering software, announced the release of two new products today: SEEP3D and BUILD3D. These products provide two powerful new toolsets that can be easily integrated with GEOSLOPE’s GeoStudio suite.
“We are very excited to show our clients SEEP3D and BUILD3D,” said Paul Grunau, President of GEOSLOPE. “These new products integrate 3D modeling directly into the 2D workflow, increasing modeling speed and bringing the power of 3D analysis to all.”
SEEP3D unlocks the power of 3D groundwater flow analysis, while providing the same accessible project flow and comprehensive set of boundary conditions and material properties as SEEP/W. SEEP3D extends the functionality of SEEP/W to model a greater range of groundwater problems, including well-spacing patterns, natural slope hydrogeology, dam reservoir drawdown, and levee performance in response to flood events.
BUILD3D is a revolutionary software tool for constructing 3D analysis-ready geometries. It seamlessly integrates with the GeoStudio product suite as it may be added onto any existing 3D analysis product license, greatly expanding the user’s geometry creation capabilities. The feature-based design of BUILD3D allows for the quick creation and modification of a model at any point in its design history, providing huge time-savings. A suite of intuitive sketch tools and powerful Boolean operations are available in BUILD3D, including sketch, extrude, sweep, intersect, cut, merge, and imprint. BUILD3D generates a clean mesh with a single click of the button, removing the need to spend hours on manual mesh adjustment, and provides both import and export capabilities for CAD files.
Visit the SEEP3D page today to access the free public beta of SEEP3D and BUILD3D.