Getting Started

How to download and install your Waterloo Hydrogeologic software license

Visual MODFLOW Flex

Download Setup

(Please note Visual MODFLOW Flex Basic clients must download the 32-Bit installation)

Installing Visual MODFLOW Flex

Once you have downloaded the installation file, run the installation and follow the on-screen instructions.

Installation notes:

    • Before installing, ensure you are logged in as the local administrator.
    • If upgrading from an older version, please uninstall first before installing the current version.

Upgrading to a new version of MODFLOW Flex

When upgrading to the latest version, your previous license file will not work. Simply fill out the fields under the Request License section, click the Submit button and the application will automatically download a new license file for you over the internet.

View full step-by-step licensing instructions

Note: If you are using a team license, you may need to upgrade the License Manager located on the license server.

Click here to download the latest License Manager.

System Requirements

Visual MODFLOW Flex requires the following minimum hardware configuration.

  • Supported Operating Systems:
    • Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise
    • Windows 11 Pro or Enterprise
  • Processor: 32-bit or 64-bit
  • Hard Disk: 500 MB free space with enough room to run a model
  • RAM: 8GB or more recommended*
  • Networking Hardware: Network Card (required for licensing)

*If you intend to work with larger models, it is recommended that you use 64-bit version of Visual MODFLOW Flex and increase your RAM above the minimum requirements.
The following table of model size (number of cells vs. stress periods) shows recommendations for memory size based on a simple benchmark model using a dedicated computer (i.e. no other active applications). Results will vary depending on several factors.

*NR = not recommended

 

Software Requirements

The Visual MODFLOW Flex installation package requires the following software configuration:

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0
  • Microsoft Office (2000 or later). If you do not have Office, you must install the Microsoft Access Database Engine.

Visual Modflow Flex needs the following specific Regional Settings to run:

  • Decimal Symbols set to “.” (period)
  • Digit Grouping symbol set to “,” (comma)
  • List Separator set to “,” (comma)

Hydro GeoAnalyst

Download Setup

Installing Hydro GeoAnalyst

Installing Hydro GeoAnalyst

Once you have downloaded the installation file, run the installation and follow the on-screen instructions.

Installation notes:

  • Before installing, ensure you are logged in as the local administrator
  • If upgrading from an older version, please uninstall first before installing the current version

Licensing

Licensing

View Waterloo Hydrogeologic software licensing instructions

Note: If you are using team licenses, you need to upgrade the License Manager located on the license server.

Click here to download the latest License Manager.

Hydro GeoAnalyst QuickChecker

Hydro GeoAnalyst QuickChecker

The Quick Checker is now installed automatically with HGA. If however you wish to run it on a computer that does not have HGA installed, you can do so by using the stand alone installation.

Download HGA QuickChecker Stand Alone Installation

System Requirements

Hardware Requirements

  • Supported Operating Systems:
    • Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise
    • Windows 11 Pro or Enterprise
    • NOTE: Administrative rights are required to install the software
  • Processor: 32-bit or 64-bit
  • Hard Disk: 500 MB free space, plus extra space for projects
  • RAM: 16GB or more recommended
  • Networking Hardware: Network Card (required for licensing and connecting to remote SQL Server databases)

Software Requirements

  • Microsoft .NET Framework v.4.7 or higher*
  • Microsoft Visual Studio C++ 2005 Redistributable*
  • Microsoft Office matching the bit-level edition of HGA (required for certain modules/features)

* Note: included as part of the installation

SQL Server Requirements

Hydro GeoAnalyst works with SQL Server databases.  HGA databases can be stored on SQL Server 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019, or 2022 instances. Full SQL Server Editions as well as Express or Local DB are supported.

An instance of SQL Server 2014 Local DB is automatically installed with HGA.

Additional Requirements

The following steps must also be taken to install the 32-bit Edition of Hydro GeoAnalyst:

  • HGA must be installed using Administrative rights and Windows 7 Compatibility Mode. Once installed, HGA will run normally without the need for either.
  • The .NET 2.0/3.5 framework must be enabled in Windows 10/11 settings.

For the Mobile EDD features, we recommend the following:

  • Apple or Android device
  • Safari or Chrome mobile internet browser

AquaChem

Download Setup

Download Setup

Installing AquaChem

Installing AquaChem

Once you have downloaded the installation file, run the installation and follow the on-screen instructions.

Installation notes:

  • Before installing, ensure you are logged in as the local administrator.
  • If upgrading from an older version, please uninstall first before installing the current version.

Licensing

Licensing

View Waterloo Hydrogeologic software licensing instructions

Note: If you are using team licenses, you need to upgrade the License Manager located on the license server.

Click here to download the latest License Manager.

System Requirements

Hardware Requirements

To run the latest version of AquaChem, you will need the following minimum system configuration:

  • Supported Operating Systems:
    • Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise
    • Windows 11 Pro or Enterprise
    • NOTE: Administrative rights may be required to install the software
  • Processor: 32-bit or 64-bit (Pentium 4 or higher)
  • Hard Disk: 500 MB Free Space, plus extra space for your projects
  • RAM: 8GB or more recommended
  • Networking Hardware: Network Card (required for soft key licensing)

Software Requirements

To run the latest version of AquaChem,  the following software pre-requisites are required:

If you have any problems with your particular system configuration, please contact your system administrator or technical support: support@waterloohydrogeologic.com.

Installation and Licensing

When you purchase AquaChem, you will receive download and installation instructions. Please consult these for the latest instructions.

Starting AquaChem

Once AquaChem has been installed on your computer, double-click the AquaChem shortcut icon ( aquachem-icon) on your computer’s desktop.

Alternatively, you can access the software via the start menu by clicking on Start/Programs/…

Please Note: If you are using dongle-based hardware licensing, please ensure that your dongle is connected to your computer AFTER you have installed the software and that you have properly configured your installation.

AquiferTest

Download Setup

Download Setup

 

Installing AquiferTest

Once you have downloaded the installation file, run the installation and follow the on-screen instructions.

Installation notes:

  • Before installing, ensure you are logged in as the local administrator.
  • If upgrading from an older version, please uninstall first before installing the current version.

Licensing

Licensing

View Waterloo Hydrogeologic software licensing instructions

If you require assistance with licensing, please do not hesitate to contact our Technical Support Team.

System Requirements

Hardware Requirements

  • Supported Operating Systems:
    • Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise
    • Windows 11 Pro or Enterprise
  • Processor: 64-bit
  • Hard Disk: 250MB free space, plus extra space for your projects
  • RAM: 4GB or more recommended
  • Networking Hardware: Network Card (required for softkey licensing)

 

Software Requirements

  • MS-Excel (any version) installed to import .XLS(X) files
  • MS-Word to publish customized templates
  • PDF printer to publish directly to PDF documents

 

Additional Requirements

  • Recommended:
    • Local or network printer installed
    • Internet Connection
  • In some cases, full local administrative rights may be required to install AquiferTest.
  • We also recommend using English language and regional settings.