BioWin Support

Software support is included in the cost of a license.

The most effective manner of obtaining support is via email to support@envirosim.com. Please send your questions and attach the BioWin file to the email. In this way we can be viewing the exact system while working on the issue. EnviroSim software support is focused on ensuring that our customers are getting the most productive use of our modeling software suite. Our support team is here to help with product use, product functionality and product configuration questions.

Consulting vs. Support

The difference between support and consulting :

Questions related to the software such as ‘How do I export my data?’, ‘What model best simulates a trickling filter?’, or ‘How do I customize my Album?’ would be considered support questions.

Questions related to process engineering such as ‘How do I achieve an effluent nitrate concentration of less than 5 mg/l?’ would be better answered by our consulting services team.

Building a Model

Building a BioWin Model

Building a calibrated BioWin model involves configuration of the model and calibration against historical plant data. Typical data required are:

  • Physical plant dimensions
  • Plant operating data such as recycle rates and DO concentrations
  • Influent flow and loading data
  • Influent wastewater characteristics

A good overview of a structured modeling approach is provided in “Region-wide Wastewater Treatment Plant Modeling Enhances Facility Management and Planning’, Bye et al“. A comprehensive explanation can be found in the WERF manual ‘Methods for Wastewater Characterization in Activated Sludge Modeling’.

Installation FAQ

You asked? We answered!

On what platforms can I use BioWin?

BioWin is a Windows application and runs on Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10.

Are 64-bit versions of Windows supported?

Yes, BioWin is not a 64-bit application but it will install and run on 64-bit operating systems.

What are the system requirements for BioWin?

BioWin System Requirements :

Operating system:
BioWin will run on any variety of Windows from Windows 98 and up. It also will run on Windows NT, Windows 2000 and Windows Vista

Recommend: latest Windows version

Processor and Memory:
Processor equivalent to a Pentium IV @ 800 MHz with 128 MB RAM should be sufficient for running BioWin. Simulation speed is directly related to clock speed and system memory (memory is especially important for longer term dynamic simulations).

Recommend: 1GB memory is usually sufficient for most configurations (for very large, or very long term simulations more memory may be required). In the absence of memory limitations processor speed has the biggest impact on simulation speed – a general rule the faster the processor, the better.

BioWin does not take advantage of more than one core. However, a modern dual-core processor will still out perform an older single-core processor. If you are considering an upgrade, the dual-core processors from Intel and AMD are the best choice.”

Disk Space:
On most new machines disk space is unlikely to be a limitation – a full BioWin install takes less than 100 MB. It should be remembered however that long term simulations can generate lots of data, so BioWin files of these simulations can be quite large.

Screen Size:
BioWin displays some large dialog boxes, and consequently a minimum display resolution of 1024X786 is required.
Recommend: BioWin has extensive graphical output so higher resolution graphics cards and monitors are recommended. If graphical output is shown during the simulations then the simulation speed may also be affected by the graphics card speed and memory.

Reporting software:
BioWin can generate a report in Microsoft Word, however this feature requires Microsoft Word 2000 or higher.

Can I use BioWin on an Apple computer running OS X?

BioWin does not natively run in OS X but it is possible to install and run BioWin in a supported version of Windows running in a virtual machine such as Parallels.

HLVDD.DLL is missing from your computer

When I start BioWin the following message appears: “The program can’t start because HLVDD.DLL is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.”

The Hardlock drivers were not installed successfully. To reinstall the drivers:

  1. Remove the Hardlock USB if it is connected to the computer.
  2. Click the Start button and click on Control Panel.
  3. Click on Programs and then Programs and Features.
  4. Select Hardlock Device Drivers and click the Uninstall/Change button. If the Hardlock drivers are not present proceed to Step 6.
  5. Click Next and then Finish to uninstall the Hardlock drivers.
  6. Download and run the Hardlock drivers.
  7. Insert the Hardlock USB into the computer.

Invalid environment settings

When I start BioWin the following message appears: “Error : Invalid environment settings”

The environment variables that control the Hardlock drivers have not been set correctly. To check the environment variables:

  1. Click the Start button, right click on Computer and click Properties. Alternatively, in Windows Explorer, right click on Computer and click Properties.
  2. Click Advanced system settings followed by the Environment Variables… button.
  3. Search for environment variables beginning with HL_ or HLS_ and note their values.
  4. Download the Hardlock user manual and verify that the environment variables have been set correctly. Descriptions of the environment variables begin on Page 37.

In rare cases this error may occur even if no environment variables have been set. To solve this problem:

  1. Click the Start button, right click on Computer and click Properties. Alternatively, in Windows Explorer, right click on Computer and click Properties.
  2. Click Advanced system settings followed by the Environment Variables… button.
  3. Under User variables or System variables click the New… button.
  4. In the Variable name field type HL_SEARCH.
  5. For single license users, type usb in the Variable value field. For network license users, type ip in the Variable value field.
  6. Click OK on all open dialog boxes.

Unable to find key OR all network licenses in use

When I start BioWin the following message appears: “Error : Unable to find key OR all network licenses in use”

The Hardlock drivers cannot find the Hardlock USB or network license server.

For single license users

  1. Verify that the Hardlock USB has a solid red light at the tip.
  2. If not, remove the Hardlock USB from the computer.
  3. Click the Start button and click on Control Panel.
  4. Click on Programs and then Programs and Features.
  5. Select Hardlock Device Drivers and click the Uninstall/Change button. If the Hardlock drivers are not present proceed to Step 6.
  6. Click Next and then Finish to uninstall the Hardlock drivers.
  7. Download and run the Hardlock drivers.
  8. Insert the Hardlock USB into the computer.
  9. If the Hardlock USB does not have a solid red light at the tip it may indicate a physical problem with the key. Contact EnviroSim Associates Ltd. for further assistance.

For network license users

  1. Follow the steps above for single license users and verify that the Hardlock USB in the license server has a solid red light at the tip.
  2. Follow the BioWin network installation instructions.
  3. Ensure that port 3047 (tcp/udp) is not being blocked by a firewall.
  4. If the error persists, please contact EnviroSim Associates Ltd. for further assistance.

BioWin closes after entering activation code

After entering the activation code and clicking the Apply button, BioWin says the license has been updated successfully but immediately closes.

The activation code has expired. Contact EnviroSim Associates Ltd. to obtain the current activation code for your key or renew your license.

Unable to create backup file

I am trying to open a BioWin configuration and the following message appears: Error – Unable to create backup file

BioWin creates a backup of the BioWin configuration when it is opened. The backup file is located in the same directory as where the BioWin configuration is located. This error will occur if BioWin does not have write access to that directory. If write access cannot be granted to that directory the BioWin configuration should be moved to a directory with read/write privileges.

The File|Open menu in BioWin automatically opens in the Data directory which by default is installed inside Program Files. Often write access is disabled in this directory. To change the Data directory location:

  1. In Windows Explorer locate the Data directory.

In 32-bit versions of Windows the default directory is C:Program FilesEnviroSimBioWin X.YData.

In 64-bit versions of Windows the default directory is C:Program Files (x86)EnviroSimBioWin X.YData.

Where X.Y is the version of BioWin that is installed.

  1. Copy the Data directory to a location that has read/write privileges.
  2. Start BioWin.
  3. Go to the Tools|Customize menu and click the File locations tab.
  4. Select Data files and click the Modify location … button.
  5. Find and select the Data directory that was copied in Step 1 and click OK.
  6. Click the Close button.
  7. Restart BioWin.

This file was generated using a newer version of BioWin

I am trying to open a BioWin configuration and the following message appears: “This file was generated using a newer version of BioWin. This version of BioWin can only open files generated in version X.Y, or an older version.”

BioWin must be updated in order to open the BioWin configuration. Click here to update to the latest version of BioWin.

Note: BioWin configuration files that are saved in a later version of BioWin may not be able to be opened in an earlier version. Backups are recommended.

A COM error occurred

When I start BW Controller the following message appears: “A COM error occurred”

BW Controller uses registry entries that require administrative privileges to create. These registry entries are normally created by the BioWin installer. There are two solutions if you encounter this problem:

  1. Download and install the latest version of BioWin
  2. Run BioWin once with administrative privileges.
    • Locate the shortcut to start BioWin.
    • Right-click the shortcut and click Run as administrator.
    • Wait for BioWin to start and close it.

Note: It is only necessary to do this procedure once. Administrative privileges are not necessary once the registry entries have been installed.

BioWin Advantage

BioWin Advantage is an e-newsletter issued regularly by EnviroSim.

The BWA is designed to facilitate knowledge transfer to BioWin users. In each edition a case study approach is applied to highlight BioWin features that will enhance your competitive advantage.

BioWin Advantage 7.3 : Using Function Series in BioWin

EnviroSim is pleased to announce the latest issue of “The BioWin Advantage” e-tech newsletter BioWin Advantage 7.3 : Using Function Series ...

BioWin Advantage 7.2 : Introducing the Granular Sludge Sequencing Tank

EnviroSim is pleased to announce the latest issue of “The BioWin Advantage” e-tech newsletter BioWin Advantage 7.2 : Introducing the Granular ...

BioWin Advantage 7.1 : Illustrating pH Modeling in BioWin – Titrations of Acids and Bases

EnviroSim is pleased to announce the latest issue of “The BioWin Advantage” e-tech newsletter. This release discusses Illustrating pH Modeling ...

Publications and References

BioWin is used and referenced in papers throughout the industry.

A sample of papers is provided below, organized by year.

 

BioWin Tutorials

BioWin tutorials are designed to give you a good foundation on which to build your modeling expertise.

They can be found in the BioWin Tutorials folder (File/Open/Tutorials/).

Detailed explanations of the tutorials can be found in the BioWin Help under Tutorials.

Tutorial 1 – BioWin Familiarization

This familiarization tutorial demonstrates a number of the features in BioWin. Aspects covered in this tutorial include the basic BioWin interface, loading a BioWin configuration file, specifying data for configuration elements, and running steady state and dynamic simulations.

In BioWin

File/Open/Tutorials/An Example.bwc

Tutorial 2A – Building a Configuration

This tutorial demonstrates how to build a new configuration and add tables to the Album. Aspects covered in this tutorial include building a BioWin configuration, moving and connecting elements on the drawing board, specifying data for elements, changing model parameter values, and setting up tables to record your simulation data.

In BioWin

File/Open/Tutorials/Tutorial 2.bwc

Tutorial 2B – A Nutrient Removal Refresher

This tutorial demonstrates application of BioWin to the system set up in Tutorial 2A. Aspects covered in this tutorial include phosphorus removal in an anaerobic selector, high-rate P removal systems, and high nitrification rate/high temperature conditions.

In BioWin

File/Open/Tutorials/Tutorial 2.bwc

Tutorial 3 – Nitrification Dynamics and Setting up Charts

This tutorial demonstrates dynamic simulations and a comparison of nitrification performance in a plug flow versus a completely mixed reactor configuration. We will learn how to set up charts in the Album.

In BioWin

File/Open/Tutorials/Tutorial 3.bwc

Tutorial 4 – Secondary Clarifier Simulation

This tutorial demonstrates aspects of modeling secondary clarifier performance with the one-dimensional settler model. Aspects covered in this tutorial include model settler behavior under steady state and dynamic conditions.

In BioWin

File/Open/Tutorials/Tutorial 4.bwc

Tutorial 5 – Aeration System Simulation

This tutorial demonstrates diffused aeration system modeling. Aspects covered in this tutorial include effects of changing oxygen parameters under steady state and dynamic conditions.

In BioWin

File/Open/Tutorials/Tutorial 5.bwc

Tutorial 6 – Setting Up an SBR System

This tutorial provides an introduction to using sequencing batch reactor (SBR) modules in BioWin. The system considered here is based on the simplest SBR module; namely, a single-tank unit (without pre-zones) where filling, settling and decanting all occurs in one zone without baffles.

In BioWin

File/Open/Tutorials/Tutorial 6.bwc

Videos

Patches and Upgrades

Upgrade History

We issue a full upgrade to BioWin approximately every 18 - 24 months.

BioWin 6.0

When upgrading from BioWin 5.3 to BioWin 6.0 the link below will provide you with a full installation, including the latest device drivers. Please note that this upgrade will not affect older BioWin versions (BioWin 5.3 and earlier) which are separate applications. This means that users can keep their older copies of BioWin.

BioWin 6.0

PLEASE NOTE

  • Annual and Academic License customers can upgrade free of charge at any time via the link above.
  • Perpetual License customers who purchased after June 1, 2018 will be emailed instructions on how to electronically upgrade to BioWin 6.0 free of charge. If you have not received your upgrade email, please contact us. Customers who purchased BioWin prior to June 1, 2018 may order an upgrade here for US$3,300.

BioWin updater will not automatically upgrade BioWin 5.3 to BioWin 6.0. You MUST run the full installation from the link provided. Thereafter the updater will always be checking that your files are up to date.

Click the icon below to download and watch a recent BioWin 6.0 Webinar :

Click this icon to download and watch a recent BioWin 6.0 Webinar

BioWin Installation Instructions

  1. Click the download button.
  2. Click Save to save the installation file to your computer.
  3. When the download is complete locate the installation file bw60setup.exe and run it.

Do not plug in your SafeNet Key until the installation is complete. BioWin 6.0 requires a License Activation Code – when you first run the program you’ll be prompted to enter the code. For annual license and academic customers, your current activation code should be valid for BioWin 6.0, simply enter and apply this code to activate BioWin 6.0. For purchase customers, you can click here to order the upgrade to 6.0.

New Developments in BioWin 6.0

New features in BioWin 6.0 can be divided into two main areas : Model Additions and Usability Upgrades. Details are below - or if you prefer, you can download the printable or presentation versions of "What's New in BioWin 6.0".

Introduction

Model Additions

Usability Upgrades

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Introduction

The BioWin Manual is provided in two forms:

  • As a PDF (default install location is C:Program Files(x86)EnviroSimBioWin 6.0Manuals)
  • In “Windows Help” format from within BioWin

To Use PDF

  • Open it from directory above
  • Or copy it to any other location of your choice (g. Desktop, My Documents)

To Use Windows Help

  • Select Help > Contents u0026amp; Index
  • Click Help button
  • Press F1 key on your keyboard (context-sensitive method; will open a relevant topic in the manual)

Example Manual reference:

For more details on topics, references to relevant sections of the BioWin Help Manual are provided

MODEL REFERENCE : Chemical Precipitation Reactions > Chemical Phosphorus Removal with Iron Salts


Model Addition – Sulfur

Extension of what has been in PetWin for several years

  • Sulfide-oxidizing bacteria
  • Sulfate-reducing bacteria (multiple types)
  • Potential hydrogen sulfide stripping
  • Iron-sulfide (FeS) precipitation
  • Model iron addition for H2S
    control

MANUAL REFERENCE : Model Reference > Biological/Chemical Models > Sulfur Modeling


Model Addition – Industrial Organics

Based on original Alison Baker PhD (~1994, McMaster)

  • Four new state variables for industrial components
  • Mixed removal pathways – stripping and/or biodegradation
  • Default settings for industrial components mimic xylene, phenol, benzene, and toluene
  • Biodegradation according to inhibitory Haldane kinetics

MANUAL REFERENCE : Model Reference > Modeling of Industrial Components


Model Addition – Chemical Phosphorus

New P removal mechanisms (hydrated metal oxides)

  • Based on EnviroSim-sponsored research
  • Extensive calibration for wastewater systems
  • Overcomes weaknesses of old “WEF model” (e.g. fixed Me:P stoichiometry)
  • Can have simultaneous ferric / ferrous / alum inputs

MANUAL REFERENCE : Model Reference > Chemical Precipitation Reactions > Chemical Phosphorus Removal with Aluminum Salts


Model Addition – Chemical Phosphorus

Updated P removal mechanisms (hydrated metal oxides)

MANUAL REFERENCE : Model Reference > Chemical Precipitation Reactions > Chemical Phosphorus Removal with Iron Salts


Model Addition – CEPT

Option to model colloidal COD / metal interactions

  • Model can convert non-settleable colloidal COD to settleable particulate COD in the presence of hydrated metal oxides (HMO)
  • Process will also reduce potential adsorption of P on HMO
  • Ideal or model clarifier can then be used to mimic increased solids and BOD removal

MANUAL REFERENCE : Model Reference > Chemical Precipitation Reactions > Modeling Metal-Colloidal Coagulation Reactions


Model Addition – Iron RedOx

Option to model iron oxidation / reduction reactions

  • New ferrous input (as either ferrous chloride or ferrous sulfate)
  • Ferrous oxidized to ferric in aerobic environments
  • Ferric reduced to ferrous in anaerobic environments
  • Option to track iron-based precipitates {e. FeS and vivianite [Fe3(PO4)2]}

MANUAL REFERENCE : Model Reference > Chemical Precipitation Reactions > Iron RedOx Reactions and Precipitation of Vivianite and FeS


Model Addition – Options for P Recovery

Improved tracking of Ca2+ and Mg2+

  • Previously Ca2+ and Mg2+ only available throughout the flowsheet via input of soluble influent concentrations
  • Underestimated the amounts entering digesters via solids streams limiting the amounts of potential precipitates
  • Model updated to include Ca2+ and Mg2+ in biomass (taken up as part of “synthesis ISS”) and influent degradable solids (XSP)

Additional sinks for P

  • Vivianite formation
  • Struvite formation as in previous versions of BioWin but no longer Mg2+ limited!
  • Calcium phosphate precipitate (as Brushite)
  • Lowers return stream soluble PO4 to levels typically observed

MANUAL REFERENCE : Model Reference > Chemical Precipitation Reactions > Precipitation of Brushite, Hydroxy-Apatite and Struvite


Model Addition – Cellulose

Cellulose tracking

  • Influent unbiodegradable particulate material split into two components: cellulose and non-cellulose
  • Separate COD:VSS ratios for each
  • Helps to fine-tune sludge production and digester performance
  • Enables modelling of cellulose recovery

MANUAL REFERENCES :

  1. Model Reference > Biological/Chemical Models > Activated Sludge Processes > Growth and Decay of Ordinary Heterotrophic Biomass > Stoichiometric Parameters
  2. Model Reference > Definition of Non-State Variables


Model Addition – SSO

New input for SSO

  • State variable (CODP-XEO) for adding particulate degradable COD (g. Source Separated Organics)
  • Has specific COD:VSS; added as a separate input to avoid conflicts with municipal wastewater characteristics
  • Option to include N and P
  • Constant or time-varying, as with any BioWin input

MANUAL REFERENCES :

  1. Model Reference > Biological/Chemical Models > Hydrolysis, Biological adsorption, Ammonification and Assimilative denitrification
  2. Model Reference > Definition of Non-State Variables


Usability Upgrade – Drawing Toolbar

  • UNDO button!! Use for accidental element deletion, moving,
  • Buttons for copying pipe format from one pipe to others
  • Buttons for aligning flowsheet elements (vertical or horizontal centers)
  • Buttons for spacing flowsheet elements evenly (vertically or horizontally)
  • Buttons for flipping flowsheet element images (horizontally or vertically)
  • Button for copying selected element(s)

MANUAL REFERENCE : General Operation > Main Simulator Window > Toolbars > Flowsheet Tools


Usability Upgrade – Report to Excel

  • Automatic rapid generation and export of data, charts, to Excel
  • Ideal for generating Mass Balance tables to use in PFDs
  • Preconfigured templates are customizable
  • Can incorporate “post-BioWin” calculations (g. MLVSS/MLSS, COD/BOD) using Excel formulas
  • Option for including both steady state and dynamic simulation databases
  • Can include BioWin charts – these are converted to Excel charts with data
  • Report to Word still available

MANUAL REFERENCE : Data Output (charts, tables, reports) > Creating Project Reports > Creating an Excel Report


Usability Upgrade – Variable Naming u0026amp; Sorting

  • Variables and parameters renamed for improved consistency
  • Allows for simpler alphabetical sorting

MANUAL REFERENCE : Model Reference > Definition of Non-State Variables


Usability Upgrade – Flowsheet Tags

Customizable element-specific information

  • Information updates with simulations
  • Can contain state, combined, and element-specific variables

  • Can control location (above, below elements)
  • Can replace flowsheet icons if desired

MANUAL REFERENCES :

  1. General Operation > Customizing BioWin > Customizing the Project Appearance > Drawing Board
  2. General Operation > Customizing BioWin > Customizing the Work Environment > Default tags
  3. General Operation > Managing BioWin Projects > Setting Project Options > Drawing Board Options


Usability Upgrade – Integrated Influent Specifier


Usability Upgrade – Transpose Tables


Usability Upgrade – Optional Alarms

  • As part of the project options, select which alarms are active

MANUAL REFERENCE : General Operation > Managing BioWin Projects > Setting Project Options > Alarm Options


Usability Upgrade – Set All Parameters to Default

Use to upgrade older models to Version 6

Specify which parameter sets to update

MANUAL REFERENCE : General Operation > Managing BioWin Projects > Specifying Project Model Parameter Values


Usability Upgrade – Solution Densities

For metal salt input streams

MANUAL REFERENCE : Model Reference > Chemical Precipitation Reactions


Usability Upgrade – Additional Flow Units

MANUAL REFERENCE : General Operation > Managing BioWin Projects > Setting Project Options > Unit System Cubic meters per hour option for smaller systems


Usability Upgrade – $ per wet tonne sludge costs

Third sludge disposal cost option added

MANUAL REFERENCE : Operating Costs in BioWin > Operating Costs > Sludge


Usability Upgrade – More Examples

BioWin Cabinet reorganized and greatly expanded with additional examples

BioWin 5.3

When upgrading from BioWin 5.2 to BioWin 5.3 the link below will provide you with a full installation, including the latest device drivers. Please note that this upgrade will not affect older BioWin versions (BioWin 5.2 and earlier) which are separate applications. This means that users can keep their older copies of BioWin.

Download BioWin 5.3

PLEASE NOTE

  • Annual and Academic License customers can upgrade free of charge at any time via the link below.
  • Perpetual License customers who purchased after December 1, 2016 will be emailed instructions on how to electronically upgrade to BioWin 5.3 free of charge. If you have not received your upgrade email, please contact us. Customers who purchased BioWin prior to December 1, 2016 may order an upgrade here for US$3,300.

BioWin updater will not automatically upgrade BioWin 5.2 to BioWin 5.3. You MUST run the full installation from the link provided. Thereafter the updater will always be checking that your files are up to date.

Instructions

  1. Click the download button.
  2. Click Save to save the installation file to your computer.
  3. When the download is complete locate the installation file bw53setup.exe and run it.

Do not plug in your SafeNet Key until the installation is complete. BioWin 5.3 requires a License Activation Code – when you first run the program you’ll be prompted to enter the code. For annual license and academic customers, your current activation code should be valid for BioWin 5.3, simply enter and apply this code to activate BioWin 5.3. For purchase customers, you can click here to order the upgrade to 5.3.

New Developments in BioWin 5.3

BioWin 5.3 contains a new Granular Sludge Sequencing Tank element to model this process, which is gaining acceptance worldwide as an effective wastewater treatment technology. BioWin 5.3 also contains an enhancement to the trickling filter element and refinements to model parameters. A more comprehensive description of the upgrade may be found in the document What's New in BioWin 5.3 in PDF format.

Note : Files created in older versions of BioWin can be loaded in BioWin 5.3, but not the reverse. We suggest that old files opened in BioWin 5.3 should be saved in a separate directory from the original files.

BioWin 5.2

When upgrading from BioWin 5.1 to BioWin 5.2 the link below will provide you with a full installation, including the latest device drivers. Please note that this upgrade will not affect older BioWin versions (BioWin 5.1 and earlier) which are separate applications. This means that users can keep their older copies of BioWin.

Download BioWin 5.2

PLEASE NOTE

  • Annual and Academic License customers can upgrade free of charge at any time via the link below.
  • Perpetual License customers who purchased after February 1, 2016 will be emailed instructions on how to electronically upgrade to BioWin 5.2 free of charge. If you have not received your upgrade email, please contact us. Customers who purchased BioWin prior to February 1, 2016 may order an upgrade here for US$3,300.

BioWin updater will not automatically upgrade BioWin 5.1 to BioWin 5.2. You MUST run the full installation from the link provided. Thereafter the updater will always be checking that your files are up to date.

Instructions

  1. Click the download button.
  2. Click Save to save the installation file to your computer.
  3. When the download is complete locate the installation file bw52setup.exe and run it.

Do not plug in your SafeNet Key until the installation is complete. BioWin 5.2 requires a License Activation Code – when you first run the program you’ll be prompted to enter the code. For annual license and academic customers, your current activation code should be valid for BioWin 5.2, simply enter and apply this code to activate BioWin 5.2. For purchase customers, you can click here to order the upgrade to 5.2.

New Developments in BioWin 5.2
BioWin 5.2 contains many exciting new updates that build upon the energy and operating cost features first introduced in BioWin 5.0, further expanding its capability as a plant management tool, and for comparing design alternatives. A more comprehensive description of the upgrade may be found in the document What's New in BioWin 5.2 in PDF format.

Note : Files created in older versions of BioWin can be loaded in BioWin 5.2, but not the reverse. We suggest that old files opened in BioWin 5.2 should be saved in a separate directory from the original files.

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PetWin 5.2

When upgrading from PetWin 4.1 to PetWin 5.2 the link below will provide you with a full installation, including the latest device drivers. Please note that this upgrade will not affect older PetWin versions (PetWin 4.1 and earlier) which are separate applications. This means that users can keep their older copies of PetWin.

PLEASE NOTE

  • Annual and Academic License customers can upgrade free of charge at any time via the link below.
  • Perpetual License customers who purchased after April 1, 2016 will be emailed instructions on how to electronically upgrade to PetWin 5.2 free of charge. If you have not received your upgrade email, please contact us. Customers who purchased PetWin prior to April 1, 2016 may order an upgrade here for US$3,300.

PetWin updater will not automatically upgrade PetWin 4.1 to PetWin 5.2. You MUST run the full installation from the link provided. Thereafter the updater will always be checking that your files are up to date.

Instructions

  1. Click the download button.
  2. Click Save to save the installation file to your computer.
  3. When the download is complete locate the installation file pw52setup.exe and run it.

Do not plug in your SafeNet Key until the installation is complete. PetWin 5.2 requires a License Activation Code – when you first run the program you’ll be prompted to enter the code. For annual license and academic customers, your current activation code should be valid for PetWin 5.2, simply enter and apply this code to activate PetWin 5.2. For purchase customers, you can click here to order the upgrade to 5.2.

New Developments in PetWin 5.2
PetWin 5.2 contains many exciting new updates that build upon the energy and operating cost features first introduced in BioWin 5.0, further expanding its capability as a plant management tool, and for comparing design alternatives. A more comprehensive description of the upgrade may be found in the document What's New in PetWin 5.2 in PDF format.

Note : Files created in older versions of PetWin can be loaded in PetWin 5.2, but not the reverse. We suggest that old files opened in PetWin 5.2 should be saved in a separate directory from the original files.

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BioWin 5.1

PLEASE NOTE : the link will also update your current Biowin 5.1 license

When upgrading from BioWin 5.0 to BioWin 5.1 the link below will provide you with a full installation, including the latest device drivers. Please note that this upgrade will not affect older BioWin versions (BioWin 5.0 and earlier) which are separate applications. This means that users can keep their older copies of BioWin.

download BioWin 5.1

PLEASE NOTE

  • Lease customers and academic customers can upgrade free of charge at any time via the link below.
  • Purchase Customers who purchased after August 1, 2015 can also upgrade to BioWin 5.1 free of charge – if you are prompted for a new code, please contact us.
  • Customers who purchased BioWin prior to August 1, 2015 may order an upgrade here for US$3,300.

BioWin updater will not automatically upgrade BioWin 5.0 to BioWin 5.1. You MUST run the full installation from the link provided. Thereafter the updater will always be checking that your files are up to date.

Instructions

  1. Click the download button below.
  2. Click Save to save the installation file to your computer.
  3. When the download is complete locate the installation file bw51setup.exe and run it.

Do not plug in your SafeNet Key until the installation is complete. BioWin 5.1 requires a Lease Activation Code – when you first run the program you’ll be prompted to enter the code. For lease and academic customers, your current activation code is valid for BioWin 5.1, simply enter and apply this code to activate BioWin 5.1. For purchase customers, you can click here to order the upgrade to 5.1.

Note : Files created in older versions of BioWin can be loaded in BioWin 5.1, but not the reverse. We suggest that old files opened in BioWin 5.1 should be saved in a separate directory from the original files.

download BioWin 5.1

New Developments in BioWin 5.1
We have prepared a New Developments in BioWin document for BioWin 5.1 in PDF format. This will help get you started in BioWin 5.1; more comprehensive information is provided in the manual. Click here to download the New Developments in BioWin document.

BioWin 5.0

When upgrading from BioWin 4.1 to BioWin 5.0 the link below will provide you with a full installation, including the latest device drivers. Please note that this upgrade will not affect older BioWin versions (BioWin 4.1 and earlier) which are separate applications. This means that users can keep their older copies of BioWin.

PLEASE NOTE

  • Lease customers and academic customers can upgrade free of charge at any time via the link below.
  • Purchase Customers who purchased after December 1, 2014 can also upgrade to BioWin 5.0 free of charge – if you are prompted for a new code, please contact us.
  • Customers who purchased BioWin prior to December 1, 2014 may order an upgrade here for US$3,300.

BioWin updater will not automatically upgrade BioWin 4.1 to BioWin 5.0. You MUST run the full installation from the link provided. Thereafter the updater will always be checking that your files are up to date.

Instructions

  1. Click the download button below.
  2. Click Save to save the installation file to your computer.
  3. When the download is complete locate the installation file bw50setup.exe and run it.

Do not plug in your SafeNet Key until the installation is complete. BioWin 5.0 requires a Lease Activation Code – when you first run the program you’ll be prompted to enter the code. For lease and academic customers, your current activation code is valid for BioWin 5.0, simply enter and apply this code to activate BioWin 5.0. For purchase customers, you can click here to order the upgrade to 5.0.

Note : Files created in older versions of BioWin can be loaded in BioWin 5.0, but not the reverse. We suggest that old files opened in BioWin 5.0 should be saved in a separate directory from the original files.

download BioWin 5.0

New Developments in BioWin 5.0
We have prepared a New Developments in BioWin document for BioWin 5.0 in PDF format. This will help get you started in BioWin 5.0; more comprehensive information is provided in the manual. Click here to download the New Developments in BioWin document.

BioWin 4.1

When upgrading from BioWin 4.0 to BioWin 4.1 the link below will provide you with a full installation, including the latest device drivers. Please note that this upgrade will not affect older BioWin versions (BioWin 4.0 and earlier) which are separate applications. This means that users can keep their older copies of BioWin.

PLEASE NOTE

  • Lease customers and academic customers can upgrade free of charge at any time via the link below.
  • Purchase Customers who purchased after July 1, 2013 can also upgrade to BioWin 4.1 free of charge - if you are prompted for a new code, please contact us.
  • Customers who purchased BioWin prior to July 1, 2013 may order an upgrade here for US$3,300.

BioWin updater will not automatically upgrade BioWin 4.0 to BioWin 4.1. You MUST run the full installation from the link provided. Thereafter the updater will always be checking that your files are up to date.

Instructions

  1. Click the download button below.
  2. Click Save to save the installation file to your computer.
  3. When the download is complete locate the installation file bw41setup.exe and run it.

Do not plug in your SafeNet Key until the installation is complete. BioWin 4.1 requires a Lease Activation Code - when you first run the program you'll be prompted to enter the code. For lease and academic customers, your current activation code is valid for BioWin 4.1, simply enter and apply this code to activate BioWin 4.1. For purchase customers, you can click here to order the upgrade to 4.1.

Note : Files created in older versions of BioWin can be loaded in BioWin 4.1, but not the reverse. We suggest that old files opened in BioWin 4.1 should be saved in a separate directory from the original files.

download BioWin 4.1

New Developments in BioWin 4.1
We have prepared a New Developments in BioWin document for BioWin 4.1 in PDF format. This will help get you started in BioWin 4.1; more comprehensive information is provided in the manual. Click here to download the New Developments in BioWin document.

PetWin 4.1

When upgrading from PetWin 3.1 to PetWin 4.1 the link below will provide you with a full installation, including the latest device drivers. Please note that this upgrade will not affect older PetWin versions (PetWin 3.1 and earlier) which are separate applications. This means that users can keep their older copies of PetWin.

PLEASE NOTE

  • Annual License customers and academic customers can upgrade free of charge at any time via the link below.
  • Perpetual License Customers who acquired PetWin after June 1, 2014 can also upgrade to PetWin 4.1 free of charge – if you are prompted for a new code, please contact us.
  • Customers who acquired PetWin prior to June 1, 2014 may order an upgrade here for US$4,500.

PetWin updater will not automatically upgrade PetWin 3.1 to PetWin 4.1. You MUST run the full installation from the link provided. Thereafter the updater will always be checking that your files are up to date.

Instructions

  1. Click the download button below.
  2. Click Save to save the installation file to your computer.
  3. When the download is complete locate the installation file pw41setup.exe and run it.

Do not plug in your SafeNet Key until the installation is complete. PetWin 4.1 requires a License Activation Code – when you first run the program you’ll be prompted to enter the code. For Annual License and academic customers, your current activation code is valid for PetWin 4.1, simply enter and apply this code to activate PetWin 4.1. For Perpetual License customers, you can click here to order the upgrade to 4.1.

Note : Files created in older versions of PetWin can be loaded in PetWin 4.1, but not the reverse. We suggest that old files opened in PetWin 4.1 should be saved in a separate directory from the original files.

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New Developments in PetWin 4.1
We have prepared a New Developments in PetWin document for PetWin 4.1 in PDF format. This will help get you started in PetWin 4.1; more comprehensive information is provided in the manual. Click here to download the New Developments in PetWin document.

BioWin 4.0

(looking for an upgrade to version 4.1? click here)

When upgrading from BioWin 3.1 to BioWin 4.0 the link below will provide you with a full installation, including the latest device drivers. Please note that this upgrade will not affect older BioWin versions (BioWin 3.1 and earlier) which are separate applications. This means that users can keep their older copies of BioWin.

BioWin updater will not automatically upgrade BioWin 3.1 to BioWin 4.0. You MUST run the full installation from the link provided. Thereafter the updater will always be checking that your files are up to date.

Instructions

  1. Click the download button below.
  2. Click Save to save the installation file to your computer.
  3. When the download is complete locate the installation file bw40setup.exe and run it.

Do not plug in your SafeNet Key until the installation is complete. BioWin 4.0 requires a Lease Activation Code - when you first run the program you'll be prompted to enter the code. For lease and academic customers, your current activation code is valid for BioWin 4.0, simply enter and apply this code to activate BioWin 4.0. For purchase customers, you can click here to order the upgrade to 4.0.

Note : Files created in older versions of BioWin can be loaded in BioWin 4.0, but not the reverse. We suggest that old files opened in BioWin 4.0 should be saved in a separate directory from the original files.

download BioWin 4.0

New Developments in BioWin 4.0
We have prepared a New Developments in BioWin document for BioWin 4.0 in PDF format. This will help get you started in BioWin 4.0; more comprehensive information is provided in the manual. Click here to download the New Developments in BioWin document.

PetWin 3.2

Click here to download PetWin 3.2

BioWin 3.1

Click here to download BioWin 3.1

PetWin 3.1

Click here to download PetWin 3.1

BioWin 3.0

Click here to download BioWin 3.0

BioWin 2.2

Click here to download BioWin 2.2

BioWin 2.1

Click here to download BioWin 2.1