Eye4Software Hydromagic

  Hydrographic Survey Software


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System Requirements

The software requires a computer (laptop, tablet or desktop PC) which is capable of running Microsoft Windows 7 or later. The software will not work on Windows XP or earlier versions of the Windows operating system. If you want to run Hydromagic using XP, you have to use version 8.2 which can be found in the download archive on our website. Please note that technical support may no longer available for older versions. If you didn't install an operating system yet, we recommend you to use Microsoft Windows 10, as Windows XP and 7 are no longer maintained by Microsoft.

Depending on the operating system installed, you can download the 32 or 64 bit version of the Hydromagic software. The 32 bit version of the software will work on all supported operating systems, while the 64 bit version is optimized for 64 bit versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system. The 64 bit version of Hydromagic will not run on 32 bit operating systems. The advantage of using the 64 bit version is that it is able to allocate more memory at once.

When you are going to post-process soundings (3D, contour generation, matrix generation etc.), we recommend a computer with at least a dual-core processor and 4 Gigabyte of free RAM. You will also need sufficient space on the hard disk to store maps, soundings and matrix files. When storing echogram envelope data from a capable echo sounder, it is recommended to record the data on a solid state drive (SSD).


Downloading the software

The software can be downloaded from the download page on our website. Depending on whether you already own a license, and the operating system you are running (32- or 64 bit), select one of the four downloads offered on this page. The download size will be approximately 80 megabytes. Please note that some components have to be installed later on, such as geoid models, NTv2 datum correction grids and grid shift grids.

Select the appropriate download link for your operating system and license
Select the appropriate download link for your operating system and license.


Launching the installer

To install the software, execute the download executable. It is recommended to run the installer with "Administrator" privileges to make sure all files can be installed and setup information can be stored in the Windows Registry. To execute the installer with "Administrator" privileges, locate the file in your download folder, right click it, and select the "Run as Administrator..." option from the context menu. At this moment a Administrator password might be required in order to continue. Please contact your system administrator for more information.

It is recommended to run the installer with Administrator privileges
It is recommended to run the installer with "Administrator" privileges.


Microsoft Defender SmartScreen

Depending on the operating system used and the security settings used on your computer, a blue window may be displayed executed by the built-in "Microsoft Defender SmartScreen" application. When this windows shows up, first click "More Information", and then click the "Run anyway" button to start the Hydromagic installer.

Software Activation
In case a "Microsoft Defender SmartScreen" window is shown, just click "Run anyway".


Welcome Screen

After accepting one or more security popup windows from the Windows operating system, the welcome screen of the installer should now be visible. The first page of the "setup wizard" is just a welcome screen which can be skipped by clicking the "Next" button.

The welcome screen of the setup wizard
The welcome screen of the setup wizard. Click "Next" to continue.


The software's EULA

Before continuing the software install, please read our end user license agreement carefully and click the "I Agree" button to agree and continue the installation.

The welcome screen of the setup wizard
Please read the end user license agreement and click "I Agree" to accept it and continue.


Selecting the installation location

Now you have to select the installation folder, or just click "Next" to use the default folder, which is the "Program Files" folder on the same disk as your Windows installation resides.

Select a folder in which to install the software
Select a folder in which to install the software and click "Next".


The installation process

After selecting the installation folder, the setup wizard will extract the program files to the specified folder. When finished it will install two third party components, the Microsoft Visual C++ 2019 runtime as well as a runtime which allows your license to be installed, or the dongle to be accessed. This process may take up to five minutes.

The setup wizard will now copy and install files to the selected program folder
The setup wizard will now copy and install files to the selected program folder.

Finished

After copying all files, the last page of the setup wizard will be displayed. Click "Finish" to close the installer. When you leave the "Run Eye4Software Hydromagic" box ticked, the software will start automatically after a few seconds.

On the last page, you can choose whether to start the software after closing the installer
On the last page, you can choose whether to start the software after closing the installer.


Video Tutorial

The following YouTube video tutorial shows step-by-step the installation of the Hydromagic software. Click below to play the video. When you like the video, please click the like button and subscribe so you will receive an update when new video tutorials on Hydromagic are uploaded.


Uninstalling the software

When you want to uninstall the software, for instance when switching to another computer, or before upgrading to a new version, please follow the steps below. This process is different for Windows 7 and Windows 10:

Windows 7

To uninstall Hydromagic on Windows 7 first ensure that Hydromagic Survey has been closed. Once closed, go to your Start Menu and then Control Panel. In the Control Panel, select the option to uninstall a program (located under the Programs category); the window that appears may take a moment to populate with a list of installed applications. Once the list populates, locate "Eye4Software Hydromagic" in the list of installed applications and right-click on "Eye4Software Hydromagic" and choose Remove.

Windows 8, 8.1 and Windows 10

To uninstall Hydromagic on Windows 8 first ensure that Hydromagic Survey has been closed. Once closed, go to your Start Menu, right click and select the "Programs and Features" item. When you click on this option you will be brought to a new window that may take a moment to populate with a list of installed applications. Once the list populates, locate "Eye4Software Hydromagic" in the list of installed applications, right click and choose "Uninstall/Change".