New User Guide Network Licences

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This section is relevant for people with a Network TUFLOW licence. Please refer to Free DEMO Version New User Guide if you don't have a licence, or Local Licence New User Guide if you have a Local licence.

  1. Download the latest executable and manual from the Downloads page of the TUFLOW website.
  2. Plug your new Network licence dongle into your Network Host computer. Alternatively, if you have purchased a software lock instead of a hardwware lock, obtain your licence container file from
    Note: The Network Host does not need to be a server. It can be a standard computer connected to the Local Area Network of your company. If this is the case, make sure the Host computer remains on at all times and the computer is assigned a static IP address.
  3. Install Licencing Dongle Drivers (CodeMeter RunTime Kit) on the Network Host computer.
  4. Configure Network Host so other (Client) computers can use its available licence(s).
  5. Install Licencing Dongle Drivers (CodeMeter RunTime Kit) on all Client computers wishing to access licences from the Network Host.
  6. Configure Access to the Network licences on all Client computers.
  7. Double click the TUFLOW Executable (for example TUFLOW_iSP_w64.exe) from the Network Host computer. A DOS window should open. Review the licence information listed. Check the licence types and numbers associated with your configuration (the licence types and numbers will be different to the example shown below).
    Note: TUFLOW licences are associated with the USB dongle. The Licence Update Request and Import steps listed above should only be required once annually to provide access to new major releases of the software (unless licence configuration changes are requested).
  8. Double click the TUFLOW Executable (for example TUFLOW_iSP_w64.exe) from the Client computer. A DOS window should open. Review the licence information listed (example shown above). Check the licence types and numbers. If a licence has not been found, the connection between the client computer and network host has not been successful. Return to step 4 above and work through the configuration steps again.
  9. You are now ready to start TUFLOW modelling. There are multiple options available to help you learn TUFLOW:
    1. Free TUFLOW eLearning courses.
      These courses are hosted online 24/7. They includes step by step lessons comprising of a combination of written notes, background content videos, demonstration videos and hands-on exercises:
      Other paid eLearning courses are also available via the TUFLOW Training Course Catalogue
    2. TUFLOW Wiki Self-teach Tutorials
    3. Example Models
      This database includes over 60 example models demonstrating the most commonly used TUFLOW features. Use these models to learn how to implement features not included in the TUFLOW eLearning or Wiki Tutorials.
  10. Run TUFLOW using the options listed in the Running TUFLOW section of the Wiki:
  11. Other resources that may be useful include:
  12. Please email if you have any technical questions or if you would like to rent additional licences temporarily, purchase additional licences or add-on modules. Price information is available from the Pricing page of the TUFLOW website