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Technical Specifications

3D Slip Surface Shapes

  • Spherical
  • Ellipsoidal
  • Spline Surface
  • Composite

Advanced Features

  • Excess Pore Pressure
  • Rapid Drawdown Analysis
  • Unsaturated Shear Strength
  • Anisotropic Regions
  • Tension Cracks

Analysis Methods

  • Bishop
  • Janbu
  • Spencer
  • GLE with intercolumn force function


  • Very fast compute engine
  • Metric or imperial units

Data Interpretation

  • View 3D global minimum slip surface
  • View all slip surfaces
  • View contour plots of analysis data on
    slip surface (e.g. stress, strength, pore
  • View safety maps on the surface of
    the model or on cutting plane through
    your model
  • Show support forces
  • Data tips for any object
  • Annotation and dimensioning tool kit
    Export to Excel
    Export image fi les


  • Point loads
  • Distributed loads (uniform or variable)
  • Seismic loads


  • Create 3D models with CAD tools
  • Import 3D surfaces with .dxf, .dwg, .obj,
    .stl, .step, .iges, .tin, .asc, .xyz fi les
  • Borehole data entry
  • Construct geometry profile from
    borehole data
  • .dxf import/export
  • One-click material assignment
  • Import RS3 fi les
  • Import 2D to 3D (Slide2 or RS2)
  • Export 2D planar section (Slide2 or RS2)
  • Right-click editing shortcuts
  • Interactive sidebar
  • Slope wizard (create simple slope
    models with a few mouse clicks)

Pore Pressure Definition

  • Water surfaces (water table or piezo line)
  • Water pressure grids
  • Ru coefficients
  • Import pore pressure grids from RS3
    Search Methods
  • Auto-refi ne search
  • Cuckoo search
  • Grid search
  • Particle Swarm
  • Surface Altering Optimization
  • Automatic 3D failure direction
  • Slope limits (inclusion or exclusion zones)
  • Surface filter options

Seismic Options

  • Pseudo-static analysis
  • Staged pseudo-static analysis

Strength Models

  • Mohr-Coulomb
  • Undrained
  • Infinite Strength
  • Anisotropic Strength
  • Shear/Normal Function
  • C/Phi Function
  • Generalized Hoek-Brown
  • Vertical Stress Ratio
  • Barton-Bandis
  • Power Curve
  • Hyperbolic
  • Discrete Function
  • Drained-Undrained
  • Generalized Anisotropic


  • Active vs. passive anchors
  • Easily define/edit patterns
  • End-anchored bolts
  • Geotextiles
  • Grouted tieback
  • Grouted tieback with friction
  • Piles and micropiles
  • Soil nails
  • User-defined
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