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The Definitive Guide to Rocscience’s Geotechnical Software Integrations


How do integrations help you with your geotechnical analysis?

Civil and mining engineers have always relied on innovative geotechnical solutions for their complex analyses. Using multiple programs can help provide the comprehensive insight needed however this often creates the need to switch between programs and manually transfer data. That’s where software integrations come into the spotlight.

Since the onset of Rocscience’s journey, our focus has been creating innovative tools that are reliable, easy to use, and help you be more efficient. We understand the day-to-day challenges that you face using multiple programs. Therefore, integrations between our programs have been a major driving force behind providing you with a collaborative and efficient workflow.

By ensuring seamless integrations through our product line, we made sure that you have complete access to transferring information between programs, an in-depth understanding of your material behavior and properties, the capability of viewing your analysis in two and three dimensions.

Seamless integrations through Rocscience product line
Seamless integrations through Rocscience product line


Rocscience Program Integrations


Slide2 & Slide3

Integration between these two industry-leading limit equilibrium tools has led the way for performing advanced 2D and 3D analyses of all types of soil and rock slopes, embankments, earth dams, retaining walls, and more.

Import and run your Slide2 model into Slide3, extrude it and analyze the 3D effects. As an alternative, you can easily create 2D sections within your Slide3 model and compute them with the Slide2 engine. View the Slide2 and Slide3 results on the same model for seamless comparison.

For complex projects, run your model in Slide3 and compute individual 2D sections with the Slide2 engine. You can also import your Slide2 model into Slide3 to extrude it.
For complex projects, run your model in Slide3 and compute individual 2D sections with the Slide2 engine. You can also import your Slide2 model into Slide3 to extrude it.

Key Advantage

Taking advantage of this integration, you can get a more in-depth analysis of your models and compare the results of your 2D and 3D analyses faster than ever.

Slide2 & RS2

Using Slide2 with RS2 provides a powerful verification process. With a shared material library and the ability to seamlessly transition your 2D models between programs, you can save time running your analyses and directly compare your Limit Equilibrium (LE) and Finite Element (FE) results.

Together Slide2 and RS2 create the ultimate verification tool. Save time by seamlessly transitioning your slope models between Slide2 and RS2. By sharing a materials library, running your stability analyses means you will get the most accurate comparison between your LE and FE analysis results.
Together Slide2 and RS2 create the ultimate verification tool. Save time by seamlessly transitioning your slope models between Slide2 and RS2. By sharing a materials library, running your stability analyses means you will get the most accurate comparison between your LE and FE analysis results.

Key Advantage

By comparing results side by side, you can verify the simulations against each other and ensure the accuracy of your analysis results.

Slide2 & RSPile

Importing your RSPile file into Slide2 provides more comprehensive support capabilities for your slope stability analyses, making the whole process of integrating piles more efficient. Moreover, you have full flexibility to model various pile designs in RSPile and analyze their responses under various loads before using them in your Slide2 models.

Save time by loading your RSPile file in Slide2. Match up your material layers and use the resistance functions in your slope stability analyses.
Save time by loading your RSPile file in Slide2. Match up your material layers and use the resistance functions in your slope stability analyses.

Key Advantage

Benefit from the valuable insights of your piles created in RSPile in your Slide2 analyses.

RSData - Slide2, Slide3, RS2, RS3

RSData streamlines your workflow by integrating with some of the major Rocscience programs: Slide2, Slide3, RS2, and RS3. Seamlessly import your material strength properties directly from RSData into these 2D or 3D programs for numerical analysis. This way you’re able to save time and avoid manual data entry.

Key Advantage

Understanding and calibrating material properties is the key to performing a successful analysis. This integration gets you to your results faster.

Slide3 & RS3

Built on the same underlying geometry, Slide3, and RS3 have the ability to read the same model files. For more in-depth analysis, RS3 models can also be created directly from Slide3 models. Further, these programs can compare LE and FE results.

Slide3 and RS3 are built on the same underlying geometry interface platform, making model transfer between the two programs seamless. RS3 models are automatically built from Slide3 models, making 3D Shear Strength Reduction analyses and comparison between limit-equilibrium and finite-element results extremely easy.
Slide3 and RS3 are built on the same underlying geometry interface platform, making model transfer between the two programs seamless. RS3 models are automatically built from Slide3 models, making 3D Shear Strength Reduction analyses and comparison between limit-equilibrium and finite-element results extremely easy.

Key Advantage

The Slide3 and RS3 integration allows you to not only perform the most in-depth slope stability analysis but makes it convenient for you to compare Slide3 and RS3 results for verification of failure mechanism and accuracy of factor of safety.

Slide3 & RSPile

The powerful integration between Slide3 and RSPile has streamlined incorporating piles from RSPile into your Slide3 analyses. This one-of-a-kind integration allows you to use piles created in RSPile and then add them into Slide3 as a Support Type. Perform pre-analysis of the piles, straight from the Slide3 interface.

Key Advantage

The integration between Slide3 and RSPile allows you to take full advantage of enhanced support capabilities when using piles.

RS2 & RS3

Integration between RS2 and RS3 helps optimize your time by providing an easy transition between 2D and 3D finite element analysis. Import your RS2 models directly into RS3 for more in-depth 3D analysis. Use the Section Creator tool to export a cut of your 3D model to quickly analyze critical sections in RS2.

With shared material libraries and analysis tools, you can import RS2 models into RS3 for 3D analysis. Additionally, the Section Creator tool allows you to export a cut of a 3D model to quickly analyze critical sections in RS2.
With shared material libraries and analysis tools, you can import RS2 models into RS3 for 3D analysis. Additionally, the Section Creator tool allows you to export a cut of a 3D model to quickly analyze critical sections in RS2.

Key Advantage

Achieve easy transition between 2D and 3D models and get the best results for your Finite Element analysis.

RS2 & RocTopple

The 2D Finite Element Analysis program RS2 seamlessly integrates with RocTopple, Toppling Stability Analysis software for slopes. Now, you can effortlessly export your slope and blocks geometry from RocTopple as a DFX file and import it into RS2 for running advanced analysis using the Finite Element Method.

Key Advantage

Efficiently examine and verify the failure mechanism and support forces in slopes while getting more in-depth insights for your analyses at the same time.

EX3 & RS3

EX3 provides a quick analysis of underground mining and tunnel excavations. For projects that need more in-depth analysis, you can import your EX3 models directly into RS3, convert your geometry, assign materials, field stress, and regions of interest for a hassle-free computation.

Seamlessly import your RS3 models into EX3 or vice versa. This interoperability allows you to convert your geometry, assign materials, field stress and regions of interest into a model that is ready to compute after loading.
Seamlessly import your RS3 models into EX3 or vice versa. This interoperability allows you to convert your geometry, assign materials, field stress and regions of interest into a model that is ready to compute after loading.

Key Advantage

For complex underground excavations, the EX3 and RS3 integration will streamline your analysis and provide you with detailed insights into your projects.

Settle3 & RSLog

The integration between Settle3 and Rocscience’s brand-new web-based borehole management application RSLog allows you to avoid the manual process of borehole data entry.

Easily import your borehole log data into Settle3 through an intuitive import wizard so you can get to your settlement analysis faster.

Import borehole data from RSLog directly into Settle3 which can be used to quickly define your soil layers and material properties, without manually inputting data. You can also import field test data (e.g. SPT blow counts) directly from RSLog into your Settle 3 project.
Import borehole data from RSLog directly into Settle3 which can be used to quickly define your soil layers and material properties, without manually inputting data. You can also import field test data (e.g. SPT blow counts) directly from RSLog into your Settle 3 project.

Key Advantage

This integration will not only save you time spent on manual data entry but also ensure that the transferred data is error-free.

Dips & SWedge

With the Dips and SWedge integration, you can now easily transform your raw orientation data into Dip and Dip Direction format for import into SWedge. Identify critical discontinuities, joint sets, and kinematic properties with Dips to be further analyzed in SWedge.

Directly import Dip/Dip Directions of individual, user-defined, or set of planes into SWedge for Deterministic or Combination analysis.

Key Advantage

In a matter of seconds, identify critical joint orientations and slope kinematics for further analysis.

Dips & UnWedge

The integration between these two programs allows you to import orientation data and set statistics from Dips into UnWedge for Deterministic, or Probabilistic Analysis. Directly import Fisher K set statistics into UnWedge for sampling Dip/Dip Direction of joints in a Probabilistic Analysis.

By transferring and assigning statistical distributions to your orientation data from Dips to UnWedge, obtain the probability of failure for your rock models faster. Model variability in joint orientation and strength, water pressure, field stress, and supports.

Import orientation data and set statistics from Dips in UnWedge to be used for Deterministic, or Probabilistic Analysis.
Import orientation data and set statistics from Dips in UnWedge to be used for Deterministic, or Probabilistic Analysis.

Key Advantage

Save time with your underground tunnel excavation stability analyses with this integration. Instantly import joint orientations and set statistics for a variety of analysis types.

RocFall2 & RocFall3

The powerful 2D statistical program RocFall2 now integrating with its 3D counterpart RocFall3 brings more advanced capabilities to you. This state-of-the-art integration allows you to import models with extruded 2D geometry from RocFall2 into RocFall3 and easily create a 3D model. You can also define a 2D section within a full 3D model in RocFall3 and export it to RocFall2 with predefined materials and parameters to seamlessly run a 2D analysis.

Key Advantage

Taking advantage of this integration, you can easily compare the results between 2D and 3D analyses, allowing more flexibility and ease in the verification of your rock fall analyses.

In an industry where time and money are important considerations, software integrations can provide more benefits than ever before. Enhance your productivity, reduce project delivery time, and simplify your workflow by seamlessly connecting Rocscience’s versatile suite of programs.


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