Software and Manuals

Current (software) and previous (archive) versions of the BehavePlus fire modeling system are available on this page. Click on the appropriate links to download the installation files.

BehavePlus 6.0.0 Beta 3 (Build 626) is the most recent version (March 26, 2018)
BehavePlus 5.0.5 (Build 307) is the most recent version (August 12, 2011)
Fire Characteristics Chart Version 2.0 is the most recent version (July 12, 2013)

Description File Name
BehavePlus 6.0.0 Beta 3 for Windows® Installation Program bp6_626.zip
BehavePlus 6.0 Beta Release Notice ReleaseNotice6_0_Beta.pdf
BehavePlus 5.0.5 for Windows® Installation Program bp_307.zip
BehavePlus 5.0 Release Notice ReleaseNotice5_0.pdf
BehavePlus Change Log BehavePlus_ChangeLog.pdf
BehavePlus Known Bugs BehavePlus_KnownBugs.pdf
BehavePlus FAQs BehavePlus_FAQs.pdf
Accessing BehavePlus v5 files from v6 AccessingBehavePlusV5FilesFromV6.pdf
BehavePlus Source files: BehavePlus is a complex system with many
options. This code for version 5 includes the core fire behavior
calculations (xfblib.cpp) and the associated libraries (xfblib.h), not
connections or the interface.
xfblib.cpp
xfblib.h
   

If you have already installed a previous version of BehavePlus 6.0 on your computer, uninstall it before installing the latest version on your computer. BehavePlus 6.0 automatically installs in a different directory than versions 5, 4, 3, 2 or 1; it is not necessary to uninstall earlier versions before installing Version 6. In other words, versions 5 and 6 can run side-by-side.

BehavePlus Installation Instructions

  • If you have a previous version of BehavePlus 6.0 on your computer, uninstall it before installing the latest version. You will not lose files you've saved.
  • You do not need to uninstall version 5. You can have both BehavePlus5 and BehavePlus6 on your computer for comparison runs.
  • BehavePlus will run on 64-bit computers if it is NOT installed in Program Files.
  • In the program, check Help > Installation Information for the Build number to ensure you have the correct version of the program.
  • BehavePlus Version 5 files are compatible with Version 6. See the tip on Accessing BehavePlus Version 5 Files from Version 6 [PDF] for more information.
  • The Version 4.0 User's Guide is not valid for Version 6.0. It is still valid and was not updated for Version 5.0. The User's Guide will be replaced by an updated, more comprehensive Features Paper.
  • The Variables Paper was updated for Version 5.0. An update for Version 6.0 is in progress.
  • The Features Guide and Variables Paper are bundled with the program as part of the Help system. They are also available for download from this page under the Manuals tab.
  • Check the Change Log [PDF] and Known Bugs [PDF] pages for more information on program status.
  • Lessons are being updated for version 6.0 and are available on the Tips and Training page. The Change Log [PDF] will show which lessons have been updated.
Description File Name File Size
Fire Characteristics Chart version 2.0 for
Windows® Installation Program

Please check the file size to make sure
you have the entire file.
FireChart20.msi
To download this file, please RIGHT-CLICK
on the file name and then SELECT
Save Target As (Internet Explorer)
or
Save Link As (Mozilla Firefox)
to save the file to your computer.
9.0 MB
Fire Characteristics Chart version 2.0 Release Notice FireChart_ReleaseNotice_Version2.pdf 52 KB
     

All previous versions of the Fire Characteristics Chart must be completely uninstalled prior to installing the latest version of the program. Your files will not be deleted; however, version 2 of the program will not open version 1 files.

Program operation is described in the Help menu.

Description File Name File Size
BehavePlus Version 4.0.0 for Windows®
BehavePlus Version 4 Users Guide
BehavePlus Version 4 Variables Paper
bp_276.exe
BehavePlus4 (PDF)
Variables4 (PDF)
22 MB
5.6 MB
6.3 MB
BehavePlus 3.0.2 Windows Installation Program
BehavePlus Version 3 Users Guide
bp_265.exe
BehavePlus3.pdf
17.5 MB
6.6 MB
BehavePlus 2.0 Windows Installation Program
BehavePlus Version 2 Users Guide
bp_2_0_2.exe
BehavePlus2.pdf
14.5 MB
3.3 MB
BehavePlus 1.0.0 Windows Installation Program
BehavePlus Version 1 Users Guide
bp_1_0_0.exe
BehavePlus1.pdf
13 MB
2.9 MB
BEHAVE 4.4 DOS Programs (FIRE1, FIRE2, NEWMDL, TSTMDL, RxWINDOW)
BEHAVE 4.4 Fortran Source Code (self-extracting executable ZIP file)
behave44.exe
behave44_source.exe
1.0 MB
1.1 MB
Description File Name File Size
Fire Characteristics Chart 1.0 Windows Installation Program FireChart1-0.msi 13.5 MB

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