Installing WellSim

Setting up WellSim when you have a registration key

This describes how to set up WellSim for regular use, usually after you buy a licence from GSDS and receive a registration name and key from GSDS. These instructions are general; if they don't cover your setup or if you are using Remote Desktop consult your IT department or GSDS.

WellSim configurations

WellSim has modest system requirements, and will run on any Windows computer running Windows 7 or later.

WellSim can be installed in several configurations:

  1. All on one computer:

  2. WellSim on user computers, with the main databases on the network server:

Before you start

Setting up WellSim

  1. Install your dongle/s: either a single-user dongle or all your network dongles.

  2. On each PC to run WellSim, install and register WellSim.

  3. Make a couple of backup copies of the sample database supplied with WellSim. The sample database is an Access database.

  4. Put aside one of those copies of the sample database to be an Access test database when you upgrade WellSim to a new version. Store it on the server if you have a network.

  1. Create new, empty database for each geothermal site you have. See here and see here.

  2. Institute and follow a procedure to back up your databases regularly. For example, an incremental backup every day and a full backup every week.