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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What are the minimum system requirements for using iNoise?

The minimum system requirements for using iNoise are:

  • dual core processor, such as Intel Core i3, or AMD Phenom X2
  • 2 Gb RAM
  • With a Pro or Enterprise license (> 2 cores), a quad-core processor and more RAM memory are recommended
  • Operating system: Microsoft Windows 7/8/10 (x64)
  • 500 Mb free disk space to install the software
  • Additional 100 Mb free disk space for each iNoise project. Larger iNoise projects can take more than 1 Gb of disk space
  • OpenGL support for 3D view
  • Printer: MS Windows printer
  • Internet access to download the software and to check for updates.
Why does the software still shows <unregistered user> after I installed a valid license?

Copy your license files DGMR.LIC and DGMR.LICX to the iNoise program folder (usually C:\Program Files\DGMR\iNoise 2017\). In case the software still shows <unregistered user>, this is probably caused by the secured Windows environment. Windows won’t allow files to be copied directly from an email message to a secure folder, such as the “Program files” folder. To copy the license files from an email message, you should copy them first to a temporary location, for instance your desktop, and from there you can copy them to the iNoise program folder.

How does Georeference work?

Georeference is a tool to grab images from Google Earth, which can be used as a background map in iNoise. To grab images, you will first need to install Google Earth. Please note: the current version of Google Earth is incompatible with Georeference. To use Georeference you will need to install an older version of Google Earth. We suggest you use V7.1.7.2606, which can be downloaded here: After starting Georeference you select the correct coordinate system for your model, for instance:

Continent European continent
Country/region Netherlands (NL)
Coordinate system Netherlands Stereographic coordinates
Reference system RD/NAP (NL 2008 <±0.1m), Amersfoort, Bessel

Google Earth can be started from within Georeference by using the [Start] button behind the option “Grab from Google Earth”. After Google Earth has started you’ll have to find the area from which you need an image. The “view” which is visible in Google Earth will be grabbed. As soon as the correct view is visible, you need to switch back to Georeference and click the [Grab] button. Georeference will then ask for a filename and location to save the file, after which the view will be visible within Georeference. Finally the button [Save as JGW] has to be clicked after which the background is ready to be used within iNoise. Two files were saved: the image file (extension JPG) and a text file containing the coordinates of the background image (extension JGW). The image can now be selected as a background within iNoise. The coordinates will be entered automatically. Click here to download a step-by-step guide (PDF) for using Georeference.

Can I use Cloud storage (e.g. Drop box or One drive) for storing iNoise projects?

Opening and editing an iNoise project should always be done on a local drive or network drive. The use of cloud storage can lead to a corrupt project and is strongly discouraged. When exchanging a project through cloud storage the project must be zipped first by using the ‘File | Zip project’ menu option.

Where do I find the declaration of conformity to ISO 17534?

The declaration of conformity is located in the folder “C:\Program Files\DGMR\iNoise 2019\Doc\”. Download the declaration for V2019 here.