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Fire and Environmental Research Applications Team
Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Laboratory

400 N 34th Street, Suite 201
Seattle, WA 98103

(206) 732-7800

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United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service.

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Consume Downloads

Consume 3.0 | Consume 2.1 | Consume 1.0

Consume 3.0
Downloading and Installing Software

Part I: Consume Software

Consume 3.0 Software Download -- The file is named setup.msi [23.2 MB***]

Part II: Additional Microsoft Software

If your computer does not have Microsoft .NET Framework already installed, you must also install these files (see Installation Instructions).

Microsoft End User License Agreement [.pdf 55 kb]
Microsoft .NET Framework v. 1.1 [.exe 23.6 MB]
Microsoft Visual J# v. 1.1 [.exe 6.7 MB]

User Guide and Additional Instructions

  • Consume 3.0 Download and Installation Instructions [.pdf][.html]
  • Consume 3.0 User's Guide [.pdf 2.3MB]
  • Consume 3.0 Batch Mode [.zip] Batch mode is temporarily unavailable
  • Python Cod -- If you're coding Consume into another program, there is a Python version of the code that can be found on Google Code.This was not posted, and was not reviewed by, the FERA research team.

*** If the Consume file you downloaded is not approximately 23.2 MB, it will not install properly. Save the file a second time, and check the file size.


Known Bugs

April 15, 2009- One user changed a project name to include a forward slash (\) in it, and inadvertently removed the navigation tree from view. This can be salvaged; please contact Susan Prichard for assistance. Susan Prichard, Research Scientist and Consume Manager, (509) 341-4493,

January 20, 2011 -- The feature that saves reports as .pdf documents does not work. They may continue to be exported as Excel, Word, or Rich Text Format files. Saving graphs as .pdf files continues to work.

June 14, 2012--We do not recommend installing Consume 3.0 on Windows 7 machines and that a new version of Consume is expected in the Fall of 2012.


Consume 2.1

Consume 2.1 Software Download (self-executable .zip file)(7.81 mb)
Consume 2.1 User's Guide (.doc )(936 kb)

Consume 1.0

Version 1.0 is quite old (1993) and is DOS-based. To obtain a copy of the older CONSUME 1.0 software, contact the Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Laboratory, 400 N 34th Street, Suite 201, Seattle, WA 98103, (206)732-7800 or via email.

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