Research

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SoilVision Systems Ltd. is dedicated to supporting education in academic institutions and creating partnerships with academics. Through generous discounts this software is provided to professors to use for their research in the fields of geotechnical or hydrogeological numerical modelling. Our software is currently in use in over 150 universities around the world.

Why use SVOFFICE™ for research?

  • All of our finite element applications make use of a math scripting language similar to MathCAD. Therefore, researchers can modify or enhance our formulations without requiring our input. This allows researchers to quickly prototype and explore new formulations to solve. More information about these math scripts can be found here.
  • Our slope stability software already implements the most advanced analysis methods available anywhere. This creates opportunities for researchers to apply these new technologies to real world problems.
  • Significant and frequent internal research
  • Contribute to its continued development and increased adoption

What are my options?

  • Academic Research Workstation License(40% Discount)

    • Full access to the Standard or Professional versions with no node limitations
    • Allows portability between computers and laptops
    • Academic researchers working with accredited educational institutions are eligible for a 40% discount of our commercial software prices. To access the complete pricing list please click here.
    • To initiate an order please request a quote

    Academic Research Network License

    • Full access to the Standard or Professional versions with no node limitations
    • One USB security key attached to the network servers allows up to ten researchers to run models at the same time
    • Special network pricing for accredited educational institutions:
      • Purchase a one-user network copy package ( academic workstation pricex 1.5) and the cost for each additional user equals 1/20th of the first user
      • Must purchase a minimum of three programs in the package
      • 2D Standard programs are not available for this pricing
      • Example: A 5-user SVOffice 2009 Core+* Professional package starts at $ 10,009 USD. The equivalent one-user network package would cost $8,341. For only an extra $1,668 you can gain the ability for four more researchers to model at the same time. *Core+ packages include your choice of three software programs

      To order an Academic Research Network License please send your order request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the following information:

      • Number of users requested
      • Product modules requested
      • Contact name, email & phone number
      • Shipping address
      • Billing information (if different from the shipping address)
      • Method of payment preferred (Wire transfer, USD cheque, MC, or Visa)
  • Research Collaboration

    SoilVision Systems Ltd. invests regularly in a significant amount of internal research. SoilVision Systems Ltd. is actively pursuing research collaboration with professors around the world. If you would like to collaborate with us to perform research using our software please contact us here.

    If you are an academic institution in Canada, SoilVision Systems would like to talk to you regarding possible collaboration. It is possible to obtain funding for select research projects through various funding agencies. Please contact us here for more information.

    Developmental Collaboration

    SoilVision Systems Ltd. is actively interested in collaborating with universities relating to ongoing development of various modular pieces of software. If you have an idea which will involve development of a module of software we are interested in speaking to you relating working out an arrangement for collaboration. Please contact us here if you have such an idea.

  • SoilVision Systems Ltd. is dedicated to supporting education in academic institutions and creating partnerships with academics. If you are a supervising professor of graduate students, or if you conduct research requiring numerical modeling, you may be eligible to earn credits toward future product purchases with us.

    We are looking to extend our library of 2D and 3D example models that we provide to customers. If you have an original model and are willing to have it distributed, SoilVision Systems will contribute a $250 credit* for each 2D model, or a $500 credit* for each 3D model, towards a future purchase of our software.

    *Maximum credit eligible to apply to an individual order placed is 60% of the total order value.

    Who is eligible?

    • You must be registered with or employed by an academic institution to apply for the credit
    • If you are a student, the credit will be allocated to the supervising professor of the person creating the model
    • If you are a professor, the credit will be allocated to you personally
    • If you have partners in research with whom you wish to share your credits, you may transfer the credit to another professor within your university by sending us a written authorization granting approval to transfer the credit

    How do I sign up?

    We will contact you after receiving the information to clarify any questions and to finalize the documentation.

    SoilVision Systems reserves the right to judge whether the model is an appropriate addition to our library of example models.

  • Our software packages were developed based on research in unsaturated soils performed at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, SK, Canada. The most recent methods for analyzing unsaturated soils have been implemented in our software and we are committed to its continual improvement. As such, we will continue to make available our peer-reviewed research findings in conference and journal papers as we receive permission from publishers. Please take some time to review our library of research related materials.

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