Draw the problem.

  •   Create complex geometries with an unlimited number of regions and materials.
  •   Easily duplicate drawings to analyze different stages and sensitivities quickly.
  •   Draw slope geometries left-to-right or right-to-left as desired.
  •   Work in either Metric (SI) or British (Imperial) units.

    Assign material and groundwater parameters.

  •   Use the Mohr-Coloumb strength model to define soil strengths, and define a soil whose strength increases with depth.
  •   No strength and impenetrable strength models allow for fluid and hard layer regions.
  •   Save materials to the material library for easy re-use.
  •   Assign unique pore pressure conditions for each material.
  •   Use easily defined piezometric surfaces, or
  •   Use ru or B-bar coefficients.

    Analyze Reinforced Slopes.

  •   Model reinforcements as anchors, geosynthetics, or piles.
  •   Use advanced strength parameters to customize reinforcement force distribution, inclination, magnitude, and dependence on the computed FOS.
  •   Unlimited number of reinforcements in a drawing.
  •   Save reinforcements to the Reinforcement Library for easy re-use.

    Search for the critical slip surface.

  •   Search types include search grid, specified surface, or auto search.
  •   Analyze circular, compound, and user-defined slip shapes.
  •   Available methods are: Ordinary, Bishop's Simplified, Janbu's Simplified, Spencer's, and General Limit Equilibrium.
  •   Animate the slip surfaces and slices being analyzed as calculations progress.
  •   Plot contours of factor of safety for search grids, or display a colored "safety heat map".

    Include ponded water, tension cracks, and external loading in the analysis.

  •   Model partially and fully submerged slopes.
  •   Model tension cracks.
  •   Model vertical and inclined surcharge loads.
  •   Model seismic loading, input as a horizontal acceleration for pseudo-static analysis.

    Inspect, share and present the results.

  •   Inspect the calculated slice forces and create custom plots of force and stress over the slip segment.
  •   View summaries of any warnings and/or filtered trials so you can interpret the results with confidence.
  •   Annote the drawing using customizable labels and automatic slope angle recognition.
  •   Layout the key analysis results as desired for presentation.
  •   Save and export the drawing and analysis results via email, PDF, or as a MacSlope file which can be shared with other users.
  •   Create custom reports of the drawing analysis results and export in PDF and HTML.