SHIPFLOW uses the flexlm licensing tool. Lmtools is distributed and installed when you install SHIPFLOW. A license file for the specific machine is needed to run SHIPFLOW.

Installation and starting procedure

Download SHIPFLOW from this Website (upper right hand corner) using the login provided by us at Flowtech International AB. To apply for a login or trial license please fill in our form for trial license application or e-mail us.

Windows installing:

  • Click the downloaded installation file.
  • When SHIPFLOW has been installed choose START/Program/FLOWTECH/SHIPFLOWLicense/lmtools. (We have found that for some users it is necessary to choose "run as administrator" when starting lmtools. This can be accessed by right clicking on lmtools.)

Linux unpacking:

  • From within the file system in the position where you want SHIPFLOW, use the command:

    > tar xvfz shipflow4.7.01-Linux-x86_64.tgz

    to unpack SHIPFLOW.

  • Now that SHIPFLOW is unpacked it is necessary to unpack the MPI libraries:

    > cd shipflow4.7.01-Linux-x86_64/mpi
    > ls
    Make sure you have root permissions (su root), then:

    > cd /opt
    > tar xzf /

    "" shall be replaced by the full path to your SHIPFLOW installation. The version numbers and platforms may be differ between distributions of SHIPFLOW

Reading License File and Starting License Server

In LMTOOLS under the tab "Config Services":

  • In "Path to the license file" browse to the license file provided by FLOWTECH.
  • Make sure there are valid paths to lmgdr.exe and to a debug log-file.
  • Choose "Save Service"

In LMTOOLS under the tab "Start/Stop/Reread"

  • Tick the box "Force Server Shutdown" and click "Stop Server"
  • Click "ReRead License File"
  • Click "Start Server"

Now you can start SHIPFLOW from the program menu.