Plaxis is the name of our company and PLAXIS is our brand name. Under the PLAXIS brand we supply a range of software tools, software support services, educational services (courses, seminars, workshops), custom software development and expert services (project support, mentoring); all targeted at the world of geotechnics, geo-engineering, geomechanics and civil engineering. Our software is based on the finite element method and intended for 2-Dimensional and 3-Dimensional engineering, design and analysis of soil and rock deformation and stability, soil structure interaction and groundwater- and heat flow. PLAXIS software is applied in areas such as excavations, foundations, embankments, tunnels, mines, dredging, etc.

Company details

P.O. Box 572 , Delft , 2600 AN Netherlands

Locations Served

Business Type:
Software vendor
Industry Type:
Soil and Groundwater - Geotechnical
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)

At Plaxis it is all about soil (ranging from soft soil to rock), software and knowledge transfer.

Our courses and seminars focus on knowledge transfer rather than on learning how to use PLAXIS software. Our workshops however focus on the use of PLAXIS software. With our Expert Services we help customers with complicated modelling issues and give expert advice.

Geotechnical applications require advanced constitutive models for the simulation of the non-linear and time-dependent behaviour of soils. In addition, since soil is multi-phase material, special procedures are required to deal with hydrostatic and non-hydrostatic pore pressures in the soil. Although the modelling of the soil itself is an important issue, many geotechnical engineering projects involve the modelling of structures and the interaction between the structures and the soil. PLAXIS software is equipped with special features to deal with the numerous aspects of complex geotechnical structures..

It is our mission to provide our customers with the best resources that will enable them to solve complex geotechnical modelling issues in an efficient way.

On one hand we do that by developing, supplying and supporting PLAXIS software, the world’s leading software tools for geotechnical engineering based on the finite element method.

On the other hand we share knowledge with customers and other partners through our knowledge transfer programs to educate and help them solve those complex issues. A wide variety of courses, seminars, workshops, papers, reports, high-skilled technical support and expert services are at their disposal.

We believe that geotechnical engineering (geo-engineering) can be improved by using advanced calculation and simulation techniques based on the Finite Element Method. We want to contribute to this improvement by bringing advanced scientific models and numerical methods within reach of the geotechnical engineering practice and offer the scientific world a set of software tools to enable model and theory verification. This will be beneficial to our customers because they will be able to calculate, simulate and engineer more complex geotechnical constructions in a more efficient and accurate manner leading to lower risks and -cost.

To fulfil this role we need to stay ahead of future modelling requirements and therefore we spend considerable efforts in investigating promising scientific developments as well as interviewing members of the geotechnical engineering profession to discover their future needs.

Key-words at Plaxis are: robustness, user-friendliness and quality.