New Edition of the GEO5 software is released once a year, on November 1st. Fine Maintenance subscribers get all upgrades, including new Editions for free. Other customers have the opportunity to purchase new Editions as Single Upgrade.
03 May 2016
Spring update of GEO5 2016 comes with number of interesting improvements and changes:
Furthermore, we present new training materials, as well as updated materials for GEO5 2016.
All training materials can be downloaded for free on our website.
Try our new Demo version.
Update your software
Fine Maintenance subscribers and GEO5 2016 users can download and install the Spring Update for free. Other users can calculate the price of the Single Upgrade in our Shop – just log into your account.
01 Nov 2015
GEO5 features many changes and improvements. Take a look at a short intro to the new edition or simply try our Demo version.
New program Anti-Slide Pile
The Anti-Slide Pile program is used for design of pile walls stabilizing slope movement or increasing safety factor of the slope. The first analysis should be done in the Slope Stability program, where the active and passive forces acting on pile wall are computed. Next, the load and slip surface position are transferred to the Anti-Slide Pile program, where other analyses are performed (determination of internal forces on pile, pile deformation and dimensioning of pile reinforcement).
New features brought by GEO5 2016
Program Controls and Appearance
Comes out from modern trends, where we try to select the best, and leave proven procedures. Controlling the programs is now much easier. New feature is the use of the right mouse button and selection of elements using common standards. We are preparing for touch controls and high resolution displays.
3D Visualization and Settings
We have implemented the option to select between 2D and 3D visualization of the structure in selected programs and input modes. The method of visualization settings were completely re-organized, which enables easier and more precise work with the structure visualizing, and many other options. We have also unified the visualization settings with the settings of picture visualization.
Improvements in the FEM program
The FEM program features several minor, but important new features, that make the work significantly easier and make the construction modelling more precise.
• Input of variable deformation modulus by depth
• Determination of areas where no plasticity can occur (overrule of plasticity conditions)
• Determination of region, where the values of fi,c are reduced when calculating slope stability
• New mesh generator
• Automatic determination of the coefficient of pressure reduction
for soldier beams
• Verification of user defined steel cross-section
• New types of pile sheeting
• Rectangular piles (Sheeting Check)
Field Tests Support
The new edition supports several new analysis methods using field tests.
CPT - Automatic classification of soil behavior type
by Robertson 1986, 2010 (Pile CPT)
DMT - Analysis of settlement of shallow foundations (Spread Footing), calculation of subgrade reaction modulus (Sheeting Check)
PMT - Calculation of subgrade reaction modulus (Sheeting Check)
• Dutch National Annex NEN-EN 1997-1/NB
• Belgian National Annex NBN EN 1997-1 ANB
• French Standard NF P 94-282 (excavation design)
• Soil classification according to Chinese standards
• Spring method by JJ 120-2012 (China)
Fine Maintenance subscribers can download and install the new Edition for free. Other customers can calculate the price of their Single Upgrade in our Shop – just sign into your account or contact us.
01 Nov 2015
Fine Software changes the method of new releases, as of November 1st 2015.
The reason for the revision is to provide better services to our customers and mainly faster availability of new program features.
Two new terms are introduced
Edition - is released once a year on November 1st, and is labeled with the release year behind the software name (GEO5 2016). Each edition must be purchased separately (upgrade costs 20%). Fine Maintenance users get the upgrade free of charge.
Version - Each edition can have arbitrary number of versions, which are released during the year. New versions contain fixes, improvements and new program features. All versions are for free to all edition users.
10 Nov 2014
30 Apr 2014
15 Oct 2013
Further info about approaches implemented in the GEO5 programs.
View all available localizations.
Download engineering manuals for free.
14 May 2013
GEO5 French version
New PDF pictures in outputs
Download engineering manuals for free.
10 Dec 2012
Pile Group - Analysis of group of piles (raft foundations):
New system for input and administration of the analysis settings
common for all GEO5 programs :
View short tutorial how to use the new system for administration of analysis settings.
14 Jun 2012
02 Nov 2011
MSE Wall – Mechanically Stabilized Earth Walls design
01 Feb 2011
22 Jul 2010
12 Nov 2009
Analysis according to Eurocode have been fully completed in the following programs: Gravity Wall, Gabion Wall, Slope Stability, Spread Footing, Sheeting Design, Sheeting Check, Masonry Wall, Prefab Wall.
Version 10 includes new material models – hardening and softening for Mohr-Coulomb and Drucker-Prager, CAP model for Drucker-Prager and generalised Cam-Clay model. We are currently preparing steady flow with a link to the slope stability analysis for version 11.
Beam and Plate programs allow input of action states according to EN 1990. The programs further comprise an automatic generator of load combinations according to EN 1990 including vast options for user modifications of the action states (selection and the main actions definition, definition of the loads acting together or the loads not acting together), that speeds up and simplifies the work with creation of combinations. The generator allows generation of standard and alternative combinations, further combinations for ultimate limit state and service-ability limit state analysis.