Starting a FishXing Project


  1. Run FishXing. The first windows to open are the Navigation Bar and the Open a Project windows.

  2. Use the default FishXing folder or press the New Project button.

  3. Locate the directory for your new FishXing Project. For more information on organizing projects in FishXing see below.

  4. Name the new project folder and press Continue.

  5. In the Project Summary window press the Add button to start data input for a new FishXing crossing file.

  6. In the Site Information window enter the Crossing, Stream, and Road names and press Continue.

  7. In the Crossing Input Window enter Culvert Dimensions, Fish Capabilities, Tailwater Condition and Fish Passage flows.

  8. Press  Calculate to view results.


Tip: You can have FishXing always open a project folder of your choice by going to the Navigation Bar and selecting "Set Default Project Folder" from the Project menu pull down. You can also Open and create New project folders from there.


Tip: The Software Map  is designed to give you a birds eye view of the flow of the program.


More about FishXing projects

Data for each culvert is saved in a crossing file (filename.xng). A collection of crossing files is stored in a project folder. The default location for project folders is in the FishXing program directory (C:/Program Files/FishXing V3). When you run FishXing the first window you will see is the Open an Existing Project window. Opening a project will display all of the crossing files in the Project Summary Window where you can open an existing crossing file or start a new one.

Saving the crossing files in a project is useful for organizing your analysis. For instance, a regional inventory can have its own project or multiple design alternatives for a single site can be kept in a unique project. Once you have decided how you will organize your crossing files you can create new project folders from the Open a Project Window or by using Windows Explorer.