Release Note 2016



Welcome to DIMS.CORE Release 2016. In this Release Note, you will find information about new features of DIMS.CORE, and what you need to know in order to install and get started with Release 2016.

DIMS.CORE is a data integration tool for building solutions that transform data into information for operations and management of utilities. It provides the perfect data repository for management and real time operation data and turns data into invaluable information concerning the performance

System requirements

The recommended minimum system requirements are:

Operating systems Fully supported operating systems *
Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 (32 and 64 bit), Windows 8.1 Pro (64 bit), Windows 10 Pro (64 bit) and Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard (64 bit).

Non-supported but partially tested operating systems **
Windows 8.1 Pro (32 bit), Windows 10 Pro (32 bit) and Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Service Pack 1 (64 bit).
Note that Release 2016 is the last release supporting 32 bit operating systems.
Processor x86 or x64, 2.2 GHz (or higher)
Memory (RAM) 2 GB (or higher)
Hard disk 40 GB (or higher)
Monitor SVGA, resolution 1024x768 in 16 bit colour
Graphics adapter 64 MB RAM (256 MB RAM or higher recommended), 24 bit true colour
File system NTFS
Software requirements Database servers supported (required): Microsoft SQL Server 2014, MySql, PostgreSQL

* Fully supported operating systems are systems that have been tested in accordance with MIKE's Quality Assurance procedures and where warranty and software maintenance agreement conditions apply.

** Non-supported but partially tested operating systems are systems, which are not officially supported by the MIKE software products. These operating systems have only undergone very limited testing for the purpose of MIKE software, but the software and key features are likely to work. Installation of MIKE software on a non-supported operating system is done so at the user's own risk. The MIKE software warranty and software maintenance agreement conditions do not apply for unsupported operating systems and DHI is under no obligation to provide assistance or troubleshooting for cases where the software is being used on a non-supported operating system.


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To install DIMS.CORE, please choose DIMS.CORE in the ‘MIKE Setup’ dialogue box that appears when inserting the MIKE 2016 USB and clicking the Setup.exe or executing the Setup.exe file from the downloaded installation files. Press the ‘Install’ button to begin installation.

The setup programme will automatically install all necessary files and folders on your computer.

Licence file and dongle

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DIMS.CORE does not require a licence/dongle. A licence token provided by DHI will enable the user to activate databases via the internet. 

Product invocation

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Launch DIMS.CORE from the Windows Start menu.


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For general support, please see our FAQ.

If you experience any difficulties, or if you have any questions, you can contact Client Care by mail, e-mail, phone or fax:

Client Care
Agern Allé 5
DK-2970 Hørsholm
Tel: +45 4516 9333
Fax: +45 4516 9292

Or you can find your local Client Care with support in your local language here.

New features

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Every new release of DIMS.CORE consists of new modules, new features or corrections to problems or significant inconsistencies discovered in previous releases. Please find short descriptions of the most significant news in Release 2016 below.


New feature

Data Model

Temporal locations: Time series data in DIMS.CORE can now be georeferenced on individual timestamp level.

Known defects and workarounds

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No known defects or workarounds.

Fixed issues

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Error/Inconvenience/New feature




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