import

Imports points, polycurves, soil, surfaces or volumes. The following file formats are supported: dxf, step, stp, brep. In case of a dxf import, it is important to set 'INSUNIT' global variable in the dxf file to the desired unit.
Imports an object from a specified location into the geometry.
import "structuresurface" "C:\PLAXIS3D\Importables\topsurface.stp" Imports a surface from location C:\PLAXIS3D\Importables\topsurface.stp into the geometry
<Text: "soilvolume"|"structurevolume"|"structuresurface"|"soilsurfacetop"|"soilsurfacebottom"|"structures"|"polycurve"|"point"> Text'
Text Type of object that is to be imported
"soilvolume" Imports soil volume
"structurevolume" Imports structural volume
"structuresurface" Imports structural surface
"soilsurfacetop" Imports top surface of a soil layer
"soilsurfacebottom" Imports bottom surface of a soil layer
"structures" Imports structures
"polycurve" Imports polycurves
"point" Imports points
Text Name of the file that is to be imported
Mode Target
Geometry Global
{1,...} Object
Imports an object from a specified location into the geometry. The object can be scaled in the x-, y- and z-direction with the same factor.
import "structurevolume" "C:\PLAXIS3D\Importables\excavation.stp" 2.0 Imports a volume from location C:\PLAXIS3D\Importables\excavation.stp into the geometry. The volume is scaled with a factor 2.0 in the x-, y- and z-direction.
<Text: "soilvolume"|"structurevolume"|"structuresurface"|"soilsurfacetop"|"soilsurfacebottom"|"structures"|"polycurve"|"point"> Text' Number'
Text Type of object that is to be imported
"soilvolume" Imports a soil volume
"structurevolume" Imports a structural volume
"structuresurface" Imports a structural surface
"soilsurfacetop" Imports a top surface of a soil layer
"soilsurfacebottom" Imports a bottom surface of a soil layer
"structures" Imports structures
"polycurve" Imports polycurves
"point" Imports points
Text File name of the object that is to be imported
Number Scaling factor
Mode Target
Geometry Global
{1,...} Object
Imports an object from a specified location into the geometry with the source having a vertical Z axis.
import "structurevolume" "C:\PLAXIS3D\Importables\excavation.stp" "z" Imports a volume from location C:\PLAXIS3D\Importables\excavation.stp into the geometry with the source having a vertical Z axis.
<Text: "soilvolume"|"structurevolume"|"structuresurface"|"soilsurfacetop"|"soilsurfacebottom"|"structures"|"polycurve"|"point"> Text' Text'
Text Type of object that is to be imported
"soilvolume" Imports a soil volume
"structurevolume" Imports a structural volume
"structuresurface" Imports a structural surface
"soilsurfacetop" Imports a top surface of a soil layer
"soilsurfacebottom" Imports a bottom surface of a soil layer
"structures" Imports structures
"polycurve" Imports polycurves
"point" Imports points
Text File name of the object that is to be imported
Text Source axis
Mode Target
Geometry Global
{1,...} Object
Imports an object from a specified location into the geometry. The vertical axis of the object can be defined, the x- and y-axis can be swapped and the y-axis can be mirrored.
import "structurevolume" "C:\PLAXIS3D\Importables\excavation.stp" 2.0 "zsm" Imports a volume from location C:\PLAXIS3D\Importables\excavation.stp into the geometry. The volume is scaled with a factor of 2.0 in all directions. The vertical axis of the volume is the z-axis, the x- and y-axis are swapped and the y-axis is mirrored.
<Text: "soilvolume"|"structurevolume"|"structuresurface"|"soilsurfacetop"|"soilsurfacebottom"|"structures"|"polycurve"|"point"> Text' Number' Text'
Text Type of object that is to be imported
"soilvolume" Imports a soil volume
"structurevolume" Imports a structural volume
"structuresurface" Imports a structural surface
"soilsurfacetop" Imports a top surface of a soil layer
"soilsurfacebottom" Imports a bottom surface of a soil layer
"structures" Imports structures
"polycurve" Imports polycurves
"point" Imports points
Text File name of the object that is to be imported
Number Scaling factor
Text Vertical axis of the source object ("x", "y" or "z"), the option to swap the x- and y-axis ("s") and to mirror the object over the y-axis ("m")
Mode Target
Geometry Global
{1,...} Object
Imports an object from a specified location into the geometry and places it in a specified location and pointing in a particular direction given by a vector.
import "structurevolume" "C:\PLAXIS3D\Importables\excavation.stp" 2.0 (1 2 3) (4 4 4) Imports a volume from location C:\PLAXIS3D\Importables\excavation.stp in point (1 2 3) pointing into direction defined by two points ((1 2 3) and (4 4 4)). The volume is scaled with a factor of 2.0 in all directions.
<Text: "soilvolume"|"structurevolume"|"structuresurface"|"soilsurfacetop"|"soilsurfacebottom"|"structures"|"polycurve"|"point"> Text' Number' <Coords: Number' Number' Number'>' <Coords: Number' Number' Number'>'
Text Type of object that should be imported
"soilvolume" Imports a soil volume
"structurevolume" Imports a structural volume
"structuresurface" Imports a structural surface
"soilsurfacetop" Imports a top surface of a soil layer
"soilsurfacebottom" Imports a bottom surface of a soil layer
"structures" Imports a structure
"polycurve" Imports a polycurve
"point" Imports a point
Text File name of the object that should be imported
Number Scaling factor in the x-, y- and z-direction
Coords Coordinates
Number x x-coordinate
Number y y-coordinate
Number z z-coordinate
Coords Vector giving the imported geometry pointing direction
Number x x-value
Number y y-value
Number z z-value
Mode Target
Geometry Global
{1,...} Object
Imports an object from a specified location into the geometry with the source having a specified vertical axis and places it in a specified location and pointing in a particular direction given by a vector.
import "structurevolume" "C:\PLAXIS3D\Importables\excavation.stp" "z" (1 2 3) (4 4 4) Imports a volume from location C:\PLAXIS3D\Importables\excavation.stp with the source having a vertical Z axis in point (1 2 3) pointing into direction defined by two points ((1 2 3) and (4 4 4)). The volume is scaled with a factor of 2.0 in all directions.
<Text: "soilvolume"|"structurevolume"|"structuresurface"|"soilsurfacetop"|"soilsurfacebottom"|"structures"|"polycurve"|"point"> Text' Text' <Coords: Number' Number' Number'>' <Coords: Number' Number' Number'>'
Text Type of object that should be imported
"soilvolume" Imports a soil volume
"structurevolume" Imports a structural volume
"structuresurface" Imports a structural surface
"soilsurfacetop" Imports a top surface of a soil layer
"soilsurfacebottom" Imports a bottom surface of a soil layer
"structures" Imports a structure
"polycurve" Imports a polycurve
"point" Imports a point
Text File name of the object that should be imported
Text Vertical axis of the source object ("x", "y" or "z"), the option to swap the x- and y-axis ("s") and to mirror the object over the y-axis ("m")
Coords Coordinates
Number x x-coordinate
Number y y-coordinate
Number z z-coordinate
Coords Vector giving the cone's pointing direction
Number x x-value
Number y y-value
Number z z-value
Mode Target
Geometry Global
{1,...} Object
Imports an object from a specified location into the geometry with the source having a specified vertical axis and places it in a specified location and pointing in a particular direction given by a vector. The vertical axis of the object can be defined, the x- and y-axis can be swapped and the y-axis can be mirrored.
import "structurevolume" "C:\PLAXIS3D\Importables\excavation.stp" 0.2 "zsm" Imports a volume from location C:\PLAXIS3D\Importables\excavation.stp with the source having a vertical Z axis in point (1 2 3) pointing into direction defined by two points ((1 2 3) and (4 4 4)). The volume is scaled with a factor of 0.2 in all directions.
<Text: "soilvolume"|"structurevolume"|"structuresurface"|"soilsurfacetop"|"soilsurfacebottom"|"structures"|"polycurve"|"point"> Text' Number' Text' <Coords: Number' Number' Number'>' <Coords: Number' Number' Number'>'
Text Type of object that should be imported
"soilvolume" Imports a soil volume
"structurevolume" Imports a structural volume
"structuresurface" Imports a structural surface
"soilsurfacetop" Imports a top surface of a soil layer
"soilsurfacebottom" Imports a bottom surface of a soil layer
"structures" Imports a structure
"polycurve" Imports a polycurve
"point" Imports a point
Text File name of the object that should be imported
Text Vertical axis of the source object ("x", "y" or "z"), the option to swap the x- and y-axis ("s") and to mirror the object over the y-axis ("m")
Number Scaling factor in the x-, y- and z-direction
Coords Coordinates
Number x x-coordinate
Number y y-coordinate
Number z z-coordinate
Coords Vector giving the cone's pointing direction
Number x x-value
Number y y-value
Number z z-value
Mode Target
Geometry Global
{1,...} Object
Imports an object from a specified location into the geometry with a specified offset. The object can be scaled in the x-, y- and z-direction with the same factor.
import "structurevolume" "C:\PLAXIS3D\Importables\excavation.stp" 2.0 (2 3.4 5) Imports a volume from location C:\PLAXIS3D\Importables\excavation.stp into the geometry with an offset (2, 3.4, 5). The volume is scaled with a factor 2.0 in the x-, y- and z-direction.
<Text: "soilvolume"|"structurevolume"|"structuresurface"|"soilsurfacetop"|"soilsurfacebottom"|"structures"|"polycurve"|"point"> Text' Number' <Coords: Number' Number' Number'>'
Text Type of object that is to be imported
"soilvolume" Imports a soil volume
"structurevolume" Imports a structural volume
"structuresurface" Imports a structural surface
"soilsurfacetop" Imports a top surface of a soil layer
"soilsurfacebottom" Imports a bottom surface of a soil layer
"structures" Imports structures
"polycurve" Imports polycurves
"point" Imports points
Text File name of the object that is to be imported
Number Scaling factor
Coords Coordinates
Number x x-coordinate
Number y y-coordinate
Number z z-coordinate
Mode Target
Geometry Global
{1,...} Object
Imports an object from a specified location into the geometry at specified coordinates.
import "structurevolume" "C:\PLAXIS3D\Importables\excavation.stp" "zsm" (2 3.4 5) Imports a volume from location C:\PLAXIS3D\Importables\excavation.stp into the geometry with an offset (2, 3.4, 5). The vertical axis of the volume is the z-axis, the x- and y-axis are swapped and the y-axis is mirrored.
<Text: "soilvolume"|"structurevolume"|"structuresurface"|"soilsurfacetop"|"soilsurfacebottom"|"structures"|"polycurve"|"point"> Text' Text' <Coords: Number' Number' Number'>'
Text Type of object that is to be imported
"soilvolume" Imports a soil volume
"structurevolume" Imports a structural volume
"structuresurface" Imports a structural surface
"soilsurfacetop" Imports a top surface of a soil layer
"soilsurfacebottom" Imports a bottom surface of a soil layer
"structures" Imports structures
"polycurve" Imports polycurves
"point" Imports points
Text File name of the object that is to be imported
Text Vertical axis of the source object ("x", "y" or "z"), the option to swap the x- and y-axis ("s") and to mirror the object over the y-axis ("m")
Coords Coordinates
Number x x-coordinate
Number y y-coordinate
Number z z-coordinate
Mode Target
Geometry Global
{1,...} Object
Imports an object from a specified location into the geometry at specified coordinates. The volume is scaled with a same factor in the x-, y- and z-direction. The vertical axis of the object can be defined, the x- and y-axis can be swapped and the y-axis can be mirrored.
import "structurevolume" "C:\PLAXIS3D\Importables\excavation.stp" 2.0 "zsm" (2 3.4 5) Imports a volume from location C:\PLAXIS3D\Importables\excavation.stp into the geometry with an offset (2, 3.4, 5). The volume is scaled with a factor 2.0 in the x-, y- and z-direction. The vertical axis of the volume is the z-axis, the x- and y-axis are swapped and the y-axis is mirrored.
<Text: "soilvolume"|"structurevolume"|"structuresurface"|"soilsurfacetop"|"soilsurfacebottom"|"structures"|"polycurve"|"point"> Text' Number' Text' <Coords: Number' Number' Number'>'
Text Type of object that is to be imported
"soilvolume" Imports a soil volume
"structurevolume" Imports a structural volume
"structuresurface" Imports a structural surface
"soilsurfacetop" Imports a top surface of a soil layer
"soilsurfacebottom" Imports a bottom surface of a soil layer
"structures" Imports structures
"polycurve" Imports polycurves
"point" Imports points
Text File name of the object that is to be imported
Number Scaling factor
Text Vertical axis of the source object ("x", "y" or "z"), the option to swap the x- and y-axis ("s") and to mirror the object over the y-axis ("m")
Coords Coordinates
Number x x-coordinate
Number y y-coordinate
Number z z-coordinate
Mode Target
Geometry Global
{1,...} Object
Imports an object from a specified location into the geometry at specified coordinates as custom top or bottom surface. The object can be scaled in the x-, y- and z-direction with the same factor. The vertical axis of the object can be defined, the x- and y-axis can be swapped and the y-axis can be mirrored. Grid points in x and y direction can be provided and the surface will be converted to a NURBS surface using the gridpoints for sampling. The gridpoints in both directions have to be greater than 2. (>2).
import "soilsurfacetop" "C:\PLAXIS3D\Importables\topsurface.stp" 1.5 "z" 2 3.4 5 51 97 Imports a top surface from location C:\PLAXIS\Importables\topsurface.stp into the geometry at coordinates (2, 3.4, 5). The surface is scaled with a factor 1.5 in the x-, y- and z-direction. The vertical axis of the volume is the z-axis. The imported surface is converted into a NURBS surface using a grid of 51 x 97.
<Text: "soilvolume"|"structurevolume"|"structuresurface"|"soilsurfacetop"|"soilsurfacebottom"|"structures"|"polycurve"|"point"> Text' Number' Text' <Coords: Number' Number' Number'>' Integer' Integer'
Text Type of object that is to be imported
"soilvolume" Imports a soil volume
"structurevolume" Imports a structural volume
"structuresurface" Imports a structural surface
"soilsurfacetop" Imports a top surface of a soil layer
"soilsurfacebottom" Imports a bottom surface of a soil layer
"structures" Imports structures
"polycurve" Imports polycurves
"point" Imports points
Text File name of the object that is to be imported
Number Scaling factor
Text Vertical axis of the source object ("x", "y" or "z"), the option to swap the x- and y-axis ("s") and to mirror the object over the y-axis ("m")
Coords Coordinates
Number x x-coordinate
Number y y-coordinate
Number z z-coordinate
Integer Grid points in x direction(>2)
Integer Grid points in y direction(>2)
Mode Target
Geometry Global
{1,...} Object
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