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FVS Software Complete Package

The new FVS interface. FVS interface.

FVS logo.

This FVS Software Complete Package includes a graphical user interface, which includes the Stand Visualization System (SVS3d), a spatial “Maps” feature that displays FVS simulation results aligned with stand polygon data, and powerful graphing and table-creation capabilities. It also includes the latest FVS Variant files and sample data. It covers all Regions of the National Forest System.

Additional Support Notes

  • We update the FVS Software Installation Package on a regular basis to keep up with the component updates.
  • You may update prior installations of the FVS Software Installation Package by simply re-installing it using the newer installation program.
  • Introduction to FVS - an introduction to the Forest Vegetation Simulator and a demonstration of the new FVS interface. This webinar was recorded on November 4, 2019.

Download

Download the FVS Software Complete Package installation file to your PC; then, follow the Installation Instructions below.

Region Description File Size
All The most recent versions of the FVS variants, graphical user interface, and sample data.

SHA256 Hash to verify download integrity: 5CB67AA506551986DF0E0E5ADF8BCCF16F89555A27486796C1DF836CC9FCF366

FVS_Install_20210630.exe 236 MB

The FVS Software Installation Package is a single executable that will install the standard suite of programs included with FVS. Installing all the components will require more than 310 MB of hard drive space and take about 10-15 minutes to install.

Install Notes

  • When you install new software using the FVS Software Installation Package file, any program files from previous installations in the “C:\FVS” and “C:\FVS\Project_1” folders will be overwritten. All other existing project folders in “C:\FVS\” created during previous runs will not be overwritten during installation.
  • Installing the new FVS Software Installation Package does not uninstall/overwrite the legacy FVS software installation. If the legacy FVS software is currently installed, users will have two desktop icons: FVS and Suppose, for the new FVS Software and Suppose, respectively
  • Depending on your security settings, you may need Administrative Privileges to Install / Uninstall FVS software.

Install the FVS Software Complete Package

To install the current FVS Software Complete Package software, perform the following steps.

  1. Click the link for the FVS Software Installation Package file in the table above to begin downloading it.
  2. When prompted, Save the file to a location on your local computer (remember where you save it).
  3. When the executable has finished downloading, choose to open the installation executable by clicking the "Open" button. If you do not have this option, navigate to the directory where you specified the file be saved and double-click on the executable. Either option will begin the installation process.
  4. Following a splash screen, click the "Next" button to install the FVS Software Installation Package.
  5. When installation is finished, click the "Finish" button. You have installed the FVS Software Installation Package programs and example data!

Remove FVS Software

To uninstall the software that was installed using the FVS Software Installation Package, perform the following steps.

  1. Navigate through the Control Panel to the utility that allows you to remove programs. This could be the Programs / Uninstall or Change a Program utility (Windows 10), or the Programs / Uninstall a Program utility (Windows Vista, 7, and 8).
  2. Select the file to remove: "Forest Vegetation Simulator version ********". Click the "Uninstall" button. You may have to do this more than once if multiple instances exist.
  3. Once you have removed previous versions you can continue to install the new software.

FVS Software Archive

Download previous versions of the FVS Software Complete Package installation file to your PC; then, follow the Installation Instructions.

Region Description File Size
All Previous versions of the FVS variants, graphical user interface, and sample data.

SHA256 Hash to verify download integrity: 8ACE15DE980EDB69189321DA8513FC87F8A45E5EC63D87B5081D06190CD436C8

FVS_Install_20201010.exe 298 MB
All Previous versions of the FVS variants, graphical user interface, and sample data.

SHA256 Hash to verify download integrity: 1535980DCD3C2326BC3D60BB4BBBC066CFC17CA2EF002B55652B41AD19398017

FVS_Install_20200713.exe 303 MB
All Previous versions of the FVS variants, graphical user interface, and sample data.

SHA256 Hash to verify download integrity: 9DCC50E6F6833038AF62F1F46D1BF5BBE035C91907F7CCA5246EAB9F2455F285

FVS_Install_20200403.exe 322 MB
All Previous versions of the FVS variants, graphical user interface, and sample data.

SHA256 Hash to verify download integrity: AFAC0972E8429D0A1501757CC1AD6A5F59DAA14C7B4E719BDD7065C62392A207

FVS_Install_20200101.exe 270 MB
All Previous versions of the FVS variants, graphical user interface, and sample data.

SHA256 Hash to verify download integrity: AD439B6B07A59C683A0A4AEEFB748F2AFECE05F729AB6F64BE118CD94D5A012D

FVS_Install_20191101.exe 261 MB