Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I request a free trial?
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Yes; we offer a 14 day free trial so you can see if MudShark is the right solution for your business. Simply visit our Trial Page, fill in the form, and click submit. Then we’ll be in touch with the details you need to get started.

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Can I have a demonstration of your solutions?
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Yes. A personalised demonstration is the best introduction to MudShark, and will give you the opportunity to both see it in action, and ask some questions.

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What is Software Assurance and what’s included?
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Software Assurance is a service we provide to give your business the help and support you need. It offers you access to our professional support team so you can ask and questions you have and get help on using the software. It also gives you access to any updates to the software during a designated period. We recommend all of our customers take up the service, and use it to its full advantage.

Software Assurance is included in the cost of our subscription licences

For customer taking advantage of our perpetual licenses, Software Assurance is available at an additional charge, however we offer you three months of complimentary service with the purchase of your first licence of MudShark.

We can provide you with a quote for Software Assurance with your purchase. If you’re already using MudShark and would like access to the service, let us know, and we can provide you with a quote.

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How easy is the installation process? Can BrightBox assist me?
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Installing MudShark is easy. We’ve created an Installation Guide to give you a helping hand. If you have any other questions about installation, you can contact the BrightBox Support Team.

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What is the difference between Fixed and Floating?
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Depending on how you intend to use MudShark, will determine which licence type is best for you. We’ve listed the differences between Fixed and Floating licence types below.

Fixed Licence

With a Fixed Licence, your copy of the MudShark is locked to a single computer. The software must be uninstalled before it can be used on another machine. Subscription licences are always fixed,

Floating Licence

With a Floating Licence, your copy of the MudShark can be installed and used on as many machines as you require. You can have as many users active as you have Floating Licences, which can be one, two or more.

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What is MudShark Trench?
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MudShark Trench is a separate product to MudShark, and can be purchased as standalone software or for the best value it can be bundled together with MudShark.

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Do I need an internet connection to use MudShark?
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If you are using a Floating Licence, an internet connection is required every time you launch and close MudShark. If you are using a Fixed Licence, an internet connection is required to validate your software every 15 days.

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Is MudShark a cloud (web-based) solution?
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No, MudShark is not a cloud solution.

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Does MudShark run on a Mac?
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MudShark can be used on a Mac, but only by running it through a Windows operating system via a virtual machine, such as Parallels.

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Are there any subscription or annual fees?
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You can take advantage of MudShark’s subscription service, which includes Software Assurance. The cost is calculated monthly, but is charged annually.

You can also purchase the licence with a a one-off fee; however Software Assurance is offered at an additional cost.

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What are the system requirements to run MudShark and MudShark Trench?
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For desktop installations, both MudShark and MudShark Trench will run on for server installations, or Windows 7 or greater for standalone desktop installations.

For Server Installations, both MudShark and MudShark Trench will run on Windows Server 2008 or greater.

Please see the minimum and recommended requirements here:

Minimum Recommended
Intel Processor (or AMD equivalent) I5 2.6 GHz I7 2.6 GHz
Memory 8GB Ram or higher 12GB Ram or higher
Graphics 1 GB Ram. Open GL 2.0 or higher compatible card with up to date drivers. 2 GB Ram. Open GL 2.0 or higher compatible card with up to date drivers
Hard Drive 1 GB free space 1 GB free space or more
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What is the money back guarantee?
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We offer a 30 Day money back guarantee on your purchase, so you can make sure MudShark is the perfect solution for your earthworks estimating.

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I’m a student, can I get a copy of MudShark for study?
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With proof of enrollment, you can take advantage of an educational licence for no charge for up to 12 months.