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Legacy FVS Software Complete Package

Picture of the Suppose 2.01 interface window. Suppose interface.

Suppose icon.

The Legacy FVS Software Complete Package includes the older Suppose graphical interface. It also includes the FVS program files, pre- and post-processors, the Stand Visualization System (SVS), sample data, and Regional Exercise Guide. These are the files associated with the basic FVS training sessions in each Region. This package covers all Regions of the National Forest System.

Additional Support Notes

  • We update the Legacy FVS Software Complete Package on a regular basis to keep up with the component updates.
  • You may update prior installations of the Legacy FVS Software Complete Package by simply re-installing it using the newer installation program. Alternatively, you may add and update components by following the links on the menu to the left.
  • The Legacy FVS Software Complete Package includes the regional-specific workbooks and sample data. Exercises included in the workbooks are excellent Legacy FVS system tutorials.

Download

Download the Legacy 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, Suppose program, pre- and post-processors, the Stand Visualization System (SVS), sample data, and exercise workbooks. FVS_Legacy_Install_20200101.exe 32 MB

The Legacy FVS Software Complete Package installation file is a single executable that will install the standard suite of programs often associated with the Forest Vegetation Simulator. Installing all the components will require up to 200 MB of hard drive space.

When you install new software using the Legacy FVS Software Complete Package installation file, any files from a previous installation will be overwritten, including the training data set and blank database.

If you find that particular FVS component files are not overwritten it could be that they were installed using a component installation package. If that is the case, follow the instructions below for removing that FVS component.

Note: Depending on your security settings, you may need Administrative Privileges to Install / Uninstall FVS software.

Install the Legacy FVS Software Complete Package

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

  1. Click the link for the Legacy FVS Software Complete Package installation 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 Legacy FVS Software Complete Package.
  5. When installation is finished, click the "Finish" button. You have installed the Legacy FVS Software Complete Package programs and example data!

Remove FVS Software

To uninstall the software that was installed using the Legacy FVS Software Complete Package or a component 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 a Program utility, or the Programs and Features utility (Windows Vista, 7, and 8) or the Add and Remove Programs utility (Windows XP).
  2. Select the file(s) to remove: "FVS Software", "TOSS", and/or "FVSStand". Click the "Change/Remove..." or "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.

Components

FVS is comprised of a suite of software programs. The following components work only with the legacy FVS software.

  • Suppose User Interface
    Suppose program files for installing or updating the Suppose interface. Obtain the graphical user interface to FVS.
  • Post-Processors
    Programs integrated with FVS to extend and enhance FVS modeling, reporting, and display capabilities. Download updates of common and advance program applications.