There are two separate SoundPLAN software packages available, which are tailored to suit the needs of different professionals. Refer to the table below for a comparison between SoundPLANessential and SoundPLANnoise. A full list of the differences can be found here.
SoundPLAN offers demo versions of both software products so you can evaluate your options before choosing the product that best suits your needs. The test software includes full functionality and is available to download from the SoundPLAN EU site:
SoundPLANessential is a compact version of the software that offers users a simplified but powerful noise modelling interface.
This package is ideally suited to smaller projects and professionals from a range of backgrounds who occasionally need to evaluate environmental noise.
This software is suitable for standard noise simulation projects that don’t have the complexity or requirements of the full software package. SoundPLANessential supports the calculation of Road, Rail, Industrial and Parking lot noise.
SoundPLANnoise is the flagship modular software package which offers a flexible range of noise and acoustics evaluation modules.
This package is ideally suited to the acoustics professional that needs a scalable platform for assessing a wide range of situations and noise sources, from small-scale projects through to large-scale area-wide noise mapping projects.
As a fully modular system, SoundPLANnoise allows users to easily choose individual modules to adapt the software to best suit the user’s needs. The output can range from noise prediction tables to colour contour maps and 3D animations.
SoundPLANessential vs. SoundPLANnoise
Road, Rail, Industrial and Parking Lot Noise Calculations
Aircraft Noise Calculations
Indoor Noise Calculations & Room Acoustics Calculations
Digital Ground Model (DGM) Calculations
Automated Optimisation of Noise Protection Walls & Berms
Google Maps & OpenStreetMap Integration
Import Data Models from Compatible ASCII, DXF & Shapefiles
Import Object Properties (e.g. building heights)
Efficient & Complex Tools to modify Geometry Data (e.g. combine areas, create embarkments)
Industrial Buildings with Automatically Generated Sources Based on Internal Noise Levels
Single Frequencies, Octave, & Third Octave Bands Calculations
Transmission & Absorption Library
2D, 2D Rotational & 3D Directivity
Single Receiver Calculations
Grid Noise Map Calculations
Façade Noise Map Calculations
Cross-Sectional Noise Map
Tabular Format Documentation of Noise Sources & Results
3D Solid Model View
3D Model Outputs & Animations