Answer. Yes. It is not always needed to have a valid license file. You can use RIBASIM without a license cq valid license file for educational purpose. You will get the message shown below on the screen at the River basin simulation task block. The simulation will start / continue when you push the enter button. The simulation will run correctly if the dimensions of your network is within the limitations: maximum 50 nodes and 50 links and for each node and link type as listed in the table below.
Table 3: Overview of the limitation per node- and link type for eductional use without a license file.
Surface water flow
Groundwater abstraction flow
Surface water reservoir
Surface water reservoir backwater flow
Public water supply
Waste water treatment plant
Answer. Yes, you can get a license file which is temporary valid e.g. 3 or 6 months if you want to try-out the full RIBASIM software. You can also buy a license which is valid e.g. for 2 years only. Email to RIBASIM.email@example.com.
Answer. The available licenses are: time-limited, time-unlimited, stand-alone or network licenses. For more info mail to RIBASIM.firstname.lastname@example.org
Answer. Yes. Deltares provides free licenses to Msc / PhD university students for educational and research purposes. In this case a temporary license is provided valid till the end of the year and which is extended each year if it is needed for you to finish your Msc / PhD work. You can mail your request to RIBASIM.email@example.com
Answer. Yes. New RIBASIM releases are regularly submitted. If you have bought a RIBASIM license, then the new releases are provided free of charge for 1 year. You also get operational support during 1 year by mail or skype with a maximum of 16 hours. For info mail to RIBASIM.firstname.lastname@example.org