SMS Community Version

Free surface-water modeling with 3D Visualization

Import or create surface-water simulations and visualize the results in true 3D with this free edition of the Surface-water Modeling System (SMS).

In order to get the free SMS Community Version, simply download and install the latest full installation of SMS. The program will run in Community mode until you purchase a license of SMS.

Important information about the free Community Edition*:

FeatureNotes & Limitations
2D Mesh ModuleLimited to one mesh. Meshing options limited to paving and patches.
Conceptual/Map Module Tool 
SRH-2D, STWAVE, CMS-Flow, ADCIRC, and AdH InterfacesLimited to one simulation.
Import GIS Data (*.dhp, *.dem, *.asc, etc.)Export to GIS or shapefile not available.
Import CAD Data (*.dwg, *.dxf, *.dgn, etc.)Export to CAD format not available.
Import Terrain Data (*.xyz, *.las, *.h5, *.tin, etc.) 
Import HEC-RAS Cross Sections 
Import Images 
Online Maps 
Features and Capabilities NOT available in the Community Version
Advanced Meshing Tools including Scalar Paving Density
Export GIS Files
Export CAD Files
Texture Mapping
ARR Plots and Mesh Quality Scatter Sets
Feature Stamping
Functional Surface
Calibration Tools
Observation Tools and Plots
Dataset Toolbox and Data Calculator

A comparison of what is included in the different SMS editions can be found here.

*Features or limitations of the Community Edition may change without notice.