This page provides detailed instruction for installing XPSWMM/XPStorm. If you are not sure which method applies to you, learn more about License Types or contact support@innovyze.com.

You should have the following ready before proceeding to install XPSWMM/XPStorm:

  • The USB dongle
  • The matching *.xcf file for the dongle
  • A link to download the installers

Innovyze provides these items to your company contact person. If you could not locate all the items, please contact support@innovyze.com.

To download the installers, you need to register for the support portal first. Once logged in the portal, in addition to the latest and legacy installers, you can also access the knowledge base and supporting tools. Please use the Innovyze Support Portal to register.

For most users, regardless of the license type, all you need is the latest EXE installer, which packaged all the prerequisites into a single file.

To download the latest installer:

  1. Log in to the Innovyze Support Portal.
  2. Navigate to the following locations:
    • For XPSWMM, go to Downloads > Storm, Sewer, Flood Software Downloads > XPSWMM
    • For XPStorm, go to Downloads > Storm, Sewer, Flood Software Downloads > XPStorm
  3. In the Current Version section, click to download the latest version of the installer.


Before proceeding with the installation, check the System Requirements to see if your computer meets the specifications. Also, visit the Third Party Downloads page to learn about the required third-party prerequisites and database drivers.

The following table provides guidance for the type of installation you may need. Click the link for detailed instructions for each installation method.

Installation TypeDescription
Standalone InstallationInstall XPSWMM/XPStorm on a single laptop/desktop.
Network InstallationInstall XPSWMM/XPStorm on multiple laptop/desktop computers that can share the licenses installed on a centralized server.
Converting Existing Standalone Clients to Floating ClientUpgrade from standalone installations to floating installations.
Virtual Machine Network InstallationAdditional steps needed to setup the floating license on a Virtual Machine.
Update SoftwareUpdate XPSWMM/XPStorm to a new version.
Moving XPSWMM or XPSTORM to a New ComputerProcedure when getting a new computer or moving to a new office.
Advanced InstallationAdvanced features for IT administrators.
Troubleshooting Common Installation Errors Solutions to common installation problems.


When you have successfully installed the application, Innovyze recommends that you go through our self-guided tutorials on Getting Started Training Material. This training material provides you with a basic introduction to modeling applications, and acts as an overview for most of the model building and result presentation tools.