FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Full Public Release of SVOFFICE 2009™ – Next Generation Geotechnical Software
Timely release of software introduces coupled analysis, and a mature slope stability analysis product
SASKATOON, July 2009 – SoilVision Systems Ltd. (SVS) has completed its beta trials of the new SVOffice 2009 software package. This new release includes the feedback from customers received over the past number of months during evaluations of the beta version. SVS wishes to extend a thank-you to companies who have participated in the evaluation of the new version and provided valuable comments related to the software.
The majority of the feedback related either to i) specific feature requests, or ii) requests for usability improvements in the code. SVS has focused its efforts on both of these fronts. This has resulted in a significantly improved software package, which contains the following user-requested improvements.
Much of the feedback related to conversations with customers was summarized in terms of ease-of-use. Customers wanted to create models faster and complete modeling projects quickly and on-time.
SVSLOPE / SVFLUX
Earth dam, tailings dams, and levee analysis has been raised to a new level with the implementation of the recent new features in SVSlope and SVFlux.
SVFLUX / SVHEAT
Significant improvements have been made to the coupling of these two popular packages. This has resulted in significant improvements in the ability of these packages to perform state-of-the-art coupled analysis.
SVSLOPE was programmed as a completely new software package. The driving motive was to provide a fresh new outlook on slope stability analysis. The software is programmed entirely on the innovative Microsoft .NET development environment and fully implements sophisticated and new object-oriented programming concepts. The new software technology allows speedy implementation of further new and innovative slope stability concepts.
The user interface in SVOFFICE 2009 is designed to allow the user to quickly create models accurately and efficiently. Compliance with standard methods of user interface design allows convenient access to software commands through toolbars or right-click menus. Standard CAD-type functionality is available with grid, snapping, and object snapping features. The menu system is laid out in a logical left-to-right and top-to-bottom manner. In other words, if the user proceeds in a logical manner through the menu system they will be naturally guided through the model creation process.
The software help system has been designed to allow a new user to begin solving problems quickly. A comprehensive user’s manual, verification manual, theory manual and tutorial manual allow reasonable documentation of all features. The SVSLOPE software has been exposed to a rigorous quality assurance program and has been verified on over 100 comparisons with published solutions.
SVOFFICE 2009™ is a trademark of SoilVision Systems Ltd.
SVSlope® is a registered trademark of SoilVision Systems Ltd.
SoilVision® is a registered trademark of SoilVision Systems Ltd.
About SoilVision Systems Ltd.
SoilVision Systems Ltd. was formed in 1997 by Murray Fredlund, Ph.D., P.Eng. to provide high level software tools to meet the needs of geo-professionals attempting to model the behavior of complex saturated and unsaturated soil systems.