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
  • 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 Classic

Download Setup

Installing Visual MODFLOW Classic

Installing Visual MODFLOW Classic

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

System Requirements

Visual MODFLOW Classic requires the following minimum hardware configuration.

  • Supported Operating Systems:
    • Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise or Ultimate
    • Windows 8.1 Professional, Enterprise or Ultimate
    • Please Note: Windows 10, Windows 8 and the Home and/or Starter Versions of all Operating Systems are not supported. 
  • Processor: 32-bit or 64-bit
  • Hard Disk: 300MB
  • RAM: 2GB (4GB or more recommended)
  • Networking Hardware: Network Card (required for licensing)

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

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5
  • Microsoft Office (2000 or later). If you do not have Office, you must install the Microsoft Access Database Engine.

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

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

Software Requirements

  • Microsoft .NET Framework v.4.0 or higher
  • Microsoft Visual Studio C++ 2005 Redistributable.

Additional Requirements

For the Mobile EDD features, we recommend the following:

  • Apple or Android device
  • Safari or Chrome mobile internet browser
  • Supported Operating Systems:
    • Windows 10
  • Processor: 32-bit or 64-bit
  • Hard Disk: 500MB (Minimum)
  • RAM: 8GB or more recommended
  • Networking Hardware: Network Card (required for licensing)

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

  • Supported Operating Systems:
    • Windows 10 or Enterprise
  • Processor: 32-bit or 64-bit
  • Hard Disk: 250MB
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Networking Hardware: Network Card (required for softkey licensing).

Additional Requirements

  • In some cases, full local administrative rights may be required to install AquaChem.
  • We also recommend using English language and regional settings.

Software Requirements

  • 32-bit (x86) version of MS Office 365 Access or MS Office 2019 Access

OR

  • 32-bit (x86) version of MS Access Runtime Engine 2007 or newer

Note: if you have a 64-bit version of Microsoft Office, you will need to install a 32-bit version of the MS-Access Runtime Engine that is different from the your Office version. For example, if you have Office 2019 x64 installed, you can install the 32-bit version of the Access Runtime Engine 2010, 2013, or 2016.

AquiferTest

Download Setup

Download Setup

Please note: Some users have made us aware they see the following from Microsoft Defender when running our installation package.

If you encounter this message, click “More info” in this window and then click “Run Anyway” on the next screen.

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

System Requirements

AquiferTest requires the following minimum hardware and software configuration:

Supported Operating Systems:

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8 Professional, Enterprise or Ultimate
  • Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise or Ultimate

Note: Home and Starter Versions are not supported
Processor: Pentium 4, 32-bit or 64-bit *AquiferTest 9.0 is 64-bit only
Hard Disk: 100MB Free Space
RAM: 512 MB (1GB or more recommended)
Networking Hardware: Network Card (requiredfor licensing)