# Slide2 Integration

*Slide2 *Compute

The ** Slide2** Compute option allow users to analyze multiple section cuts within

*Slide3*model. Once

*Slide2*sections are created in the model,

**Slide2 Compute**option can be used to package sections into a single

*Slide2*Multi-Group file and the Slide2 compute engine will automatically be invoked to perform a 2D analysis of each section. The results will be read back into

*Slide3*, and the global minimum surfaces and the minimum factors of safety will be displayed on the model in 3D.

- Continuing with the last section, there should be some Slide2 sections in the view.
**Select:****Analysis > Slide2 Integration > Slide2 Compute**from the menu or**select****Slide2 Compute**from the toolbar.- If the project has not been saved, it will prompt you to save the project first.
**Select****Sections to Compute**dialog will pop up to select sections to compute.- Select
**OK**to start Slide2 compute engine and compute the Slide2 file. - Once Slide2 compute engine has finished,
*Slide3*will update all the sections with 2D global minimum surfaces. Switch to**Results tab**to view 2D surfaces.

**Refresh Slide2 Results**

The computed *Slide2* file can be modified and recomputed using *Slide2*. Once the file has been modified, you can use **Refresh **** Slide2 Results** option to reload the 2D global minimum surfaces from

*Slide2*file and update them in the model.

- Once youâ€™ve saved the project, the computed Slide2 file can be found within the 'slide2_compute' folder which is auto-generated when saving the project. I.e. If the Slide3 project name is Project1.slide3m2, then the computed Slide2 file is Project1\slide2_compute\slide2_compute.slmd
- You can use
*Slide2*to open the above*Slide2*file, make modifications and recompute using*Slide2*Engine. (Warning: modifying the geometry of the model may cause misalignment between the result and the section.) - Go back to
*Slide3*and select**Analysis > Slide2 Integration >****Refresh****Slide2****Results.** - 2D global minimum surfaces should be updated from the modified Slide2 file.

**Open Slide2 Modeler**

The ** Slide2 Modeler **can be used to open/modify the sections in

*Slide2*directly from

*Slide3*for 2D slope stability analysis.

*Slide2*must be installed to use this feature. Also, the cut sections needs to be computed in order to use this feature.

Note: You need to pick the sections in the visibility tree prior to opening the Slide2 modeler or the Slide2 interpreter.

After creating the desired sections for analysis:

- Compute the sections by selecting
**Analysis > Slide2 Integration > Slide2 Compute**or Slide2 Compute from the toolbar. - Select Analysis > Slide2 Integration > Slide2 Modeler
- Select sections that you would like to open in the
*Slide2*and press**OK**.

**Open Slide2 Interpret**

The ** Slide2 Interpret **can be used to view the 2D slope stability analysis result of the cut sections using

*Slide2*Interpret. Slide2 Compute must be pressed prior to this function.

- Compute the sections by selecting
**Analysis > Slide2 Integration > Slide2 Compute**or Slide2 Compute from the toolbar. - Select Analysis > Slide2 Integration > Slide2 Interpret
- Select sections that you would like to open in the
*Slide2*Interpret and press**OK**.

**Open Computed **** Slide2** File Location

Open Computed Slide2 File Location can be used to open the computed Slide2 files from Slide3 model. Select Sections you would like to open and press **OK**.