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Software based licence protection for InfoWorks and InfoNet

With the release of InfoWorks CS/RS/WS v14.5, InfoNet v14.5 and InfoWorks ICM v4.5, we are now able to offer all customers the opportunity to use a software based ‘key’ to authenticate their use of InfoWorks or InfoNet rather than using … Continue reading

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What to do with a problem like Windows XP!

Windows XP is an operating system produced by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops and media centres. First released to computer manufacturers on August 24, 2001, it is the second most popular version of … Continue reading

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Which versions of InfoWorks will work on which editions of Windows?

IT professionals and those who follow the development of computer Operating Systems will be aware Microsoft have announced that Windows XP will go out of support in April 2014.  This means that organisations who are still utilising the old Operating System … Continue reading

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Map Control in InfoWorks

InfoWorks is able to work ‘stand-alone’ from a corporate GIS system, but still use MapInfo (TAB/MIF etc) or ESRI (SHP etc) layers as part of the model build process.  It does this via one of three 3rd party mapping components … Continue reading

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Optimum configurations for InfoWorks ICM Simulations

Concurrent Simulations InfoWorks ICM allows multiple simulations to be run concurrently on one particular machine with a single licence. So, if you have access to a powerful server (say one with very fast processors and multiple cores) then it’s quite … Continue reading

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Is RAM important for InfoWorks ICM Simulations?

The Simulation engine in InfoWorks ICM is very efficient and needs very little RAM for 1D pipe and channel networks.  Even for quite large models containing many thousands of pipes and manholes, InfoWorks ICM only needs 100’s of Megabytes of RAM … Continue reading

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Which GPU card is best for InfoWorks ICM?

GPU cards come into play with the simulation of 2D meshes in InfoWorks ICM.  The biggest speed gain is when the majority of mesh elements are wet.  As the mesh dries out, the influence of the 2D calculations becomes less … Continue reading

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Setting the location of results for “On server” and “Local” simulations in InfoWorks ICM

InfoWorks ICM’s powerful simulation options allow models to be run by individual workstations or as part of a larger workgroup. But regardless of what machine (or machines) are running the simulation, the results can be configured to end up in … Continue reading

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Performing a dongle test

To help resolve a support enquiry a member of Engineering Technical Services may ask you to perform a dongle test using the “Licence Key Setup” tool. The following video shows how to use the tool.

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Wide range of GPUs supported in InfoWorks ICM v2.0

GPU cards come into play with the Simulation of 2D meshes in InfoWorks ICM. The biggest gain is when the majority of mesh elements are wet. As the mesh dries out, the influence of the 2D calculations becomes less significant in … Continue reading

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