NEWEST FEATURES

  • Users can now create and re-use model batch run files(10/2011)
  • Users can now create 1D models directly from a 3D model (10/2011)
  • Users can now generate a region polygon from an elevation contour line (10/2011)
  • Switching model repositories can now be done from the File menu (10/2011)
  • Region geometry can now be "connected to existing geometry by drawing a line segment on existing geometry points (09/2011)
  • New Manager layout makes using and finding models easier, more intuitive (08/2011)
  • Advanced Find feature for searching for models using a variety of options (08/2011)
  • 3D model geometry can now be specified as a series of two or more extruded cross-sections(07/2011)
  • Added support for particle tracking in 1D models(07/2011)
  • Added support for SMOOTH qualifier for table data(07/2011)
  • Source/Sink can now be entered per region(07/2011)
  • A background image can be loaded into an existing model (useful for site contour maps and aerial photos) (06/2011)
  • Added support for the Surfer ASCII grid file format (06/2011)
  • New dialog available to calculate region intersections (06/2011)
  • Streamtrace generation can now be canceled or limited in scope (06/2011)
  • Rendering speed and memory usage improvements (04/2011)
  • Two different variables can now be displayed as iso-surfaces at the same time in the back end (03/2011)
  • Contour and node label display settings can now be modified (02/2011)
  • PDF export from Acumesh now generates vector data for 3D models instead of bitmaps (02/2011)
  • Additional improvements when importing GSI materials into SVOffice (02/2011)
  • Specific product feature improvements can be viewed on the product feature pages: SVFlux™, Chemflux™, SVSlope®, SVAirflow™, SVHeat™, & SVSolid™

KEY BENEFITS

  • 3D analysis allows analysis of a broader range of applications:
    • Seepage / Groundwater Modeling - Heap Leach Modeling, Tailings Pond Modeling, Dam Design and Analysis, Soil Cover Modeling, and more...
    • Stress and Deformation Modeling - Foundation Design, Tunnel Design, Anchor Design, Slab on Ground Modeling, and more...
    • Freeze and Thaw Modeling - Pipe Design, Roadways, Mining, and more...
    • Air Flow Modeling - Foundation Vapor Intrusion, Soil Air Phase Modeling, and more...
    • Contaminant Transport Modeling - Contaminant Migration, Waste Containment Modeling, and more...
  • Comprehensive statistical analysis allows the modeling solution to be presented in a comprehensive way
  • Handling of conductive and convective heat fluxes
  • Climatic boundary conditions
  • Material properties may be set to vary spatially in any particular region of the model domain in SVFlux™ and SVSlope®
  • Coupled saturated/unsaturated slope stability analysis can be performed using SVFlux™ and SVSlope®
  • Comprehensive probabilistic analysis can be performed with SVSlope® and SVFlux™
  • Slope stability analysis can be performed using both classic method of slices methods and newer stress-based methods allowing greater confidence in the results
  • Advanced model coupling: Multiple processes may now be fully coupled between the numerical packages
    • Coupling of water/thermal phases allows more comprehensive analysis of i) cover designs and, ii) waste rock flow, and iii) various other applications.
    • Coupled density-dependant flow allows handling of salt-water/ fresh water potash mine tailings scenarios and tidal inflow scenarios.
  • Advanced elasto-plastic soil models such as Von Mises, Druker-Praeger allow analysis of plastic materials
  • Training time is minimized through an extensive integrated help system and easy-to-use graphical user interface
  • Large library of example models
  • Documentation of example models in our Example Manuals
  • Time savings through the following features:
    • Automatic Mesh Generation - Don't worry about creating the problem mesh, this is automatic.
    • Automatic Mesh Refinement - Don't worry about adding mesh density to sensitive zones, this is automatic.
    • Geometry Imports - 2D and 3D problems can be defined quickly.
    • Right-click menus for access to context-sensitive commands
    • Online Manuals - All of our manuals are available online with context-sensitive help. Just hit F1 when a dialog box is open to read its help contents.
  • Kriging can now be applied per region, as opposed to the entire model
  • Added surface, contour preview graphs to visualize Kriged data before applying it to a model
  • Region coloring in the back end can now use the material colors instead of the defaults
  • Layer thicknesses can now be contoured in the front end
  • PLANE and surface data can now be entered using point, dip and direction
  • Surface data can now be defined, filtered or blanked per-region when editing surfaces
  • DXF now supports selecting multiple DXF layers when importing scatter data, reading AutoCAD layer data, and LWPOLYLINES with elevation data specified
  • Added support for critical timesteps in FlexPDE
  • All dialogs with unit displays can now be clicked on to display unit comparisons (example: meters to feet)
  • Region boundaries can now be highlighted in the back end for 3D
  • Anchors can now be visualized in the back end
  • Added support for importing shape files (SHP) and ESRI ASCII grid files into surface, initial conditions dialogs
  • PDF export improvements which include generating engineering reports directly from SVOffice
  • Material properties can be imported from GeoStudio models
  • Additional polygonization methods added to surface intersection tool
  • Additional art objects now available
  • River boundaries are forced to the edges of the model
  • Added support to display individual surfaces in Acumesh
  • Plots in the Plot Manager can now be reordered by the user
  • Improvements to the region finder algorithm (that finds a region as the intersection between surfaces)
  • Art polygons can now be drawn on a model or in AcuMesh
  • Creation of a 3D model extruded from a 2D model cross section
  • Tutorial sidebar provides quick reference to basic model steps right in the CAD view
  • Planar Geometry
  • Spatially varying soil properties aids in improving the calculation of factors of safety
  • Climatic analysis in the unsaturated / vadose zone is available by coupling ChemFlux™ with SVFlux™, SVHeat™ with SVFlux™, SVSlope® with SVFlux™, or by importing pore-water pressures from SVFlux™
  • Rapid drawdown of reservoir levels by the effective stress method is available by coupling SVSlope® with SVFlux™
  • Rapid drawdown (RDD) analysis with the Duncan (1990) three-stage total stress method is also available