user-friendly graphical interface (Windows©), for data input and for result analysis (mouse drawing, graphical displays) handling of construction stages: several construction stages can be checked in the same project file automatic search option for circles predefined partial safety factor sets, including British application documents of EC7 links with Plaxis (v8 to 2D2012): ability to load a PLAXIS 2D geometry, and to import Plaxis pore pressure meshes ability to load background drawings (jpg or gif formats) wizards calculation kernel validated by 20 years of use on real projects