Fuels Management Analyst - Known Problems, Fixes and Enhancements

2/3/2018 – DDWoodyPC, Version 3.0.21

In DDWoodyPC, a program change has been made to correct a report display error for Percent Error 3.1"+ material.  Also fixed was a loading distribution error for Percent Error 3.1"+ material. Corrections have been made woth the release version 21.  Version 19 and 20 are internal non-release versions.  To obtain a copy of Version 3.0.21 of the ddwpc3.exe file, go to the FMAPlus 3 Support Page and download the file.  Copy the file to the folder where FMAPlus 3 is installed and replace the existing ddwpc3.exe file.  This is the folder that has all of the program executable (*.exe) files.

1/28/2018 –CrownMass, Version 3.0.54

In CrownMass, a program change has been made to correct a calculation error for Percent Error for the Total Canopy Weight.  Also in CrownMass, the Canopy Bulk Density (CBD) as displayed in the Outputs Report was showing 0.000 and now it displays the (CBD).    Corrections have been made and with these versions.  CrownMass Version 53 is a non-released internal version.   To obtain a copy of Version 3.0.54 of the cm3.exe, go to the FMAPlus 3 Support Page and download the file.  Copy the file to the folder where FMAPlus 3 is installed and replace the existing cm3.exe files.  This is the folder that has all of the program executable (*.exe) files.

3/28/2017 – DDWoodyPC, Version 3.0.18

In DDWoodyPC, a program change has been made to correct the display of the Planar Intercepts Inputs Report.   Corrections have been made and with this version.   To obtain a copy of Version 3.0.18 of the ddwpc3.exe file, go to the FMAPlus 3 Support Page and download the file.  Copy the file to the folder where FMAPlus 3 is installed and replace the existing ddwpc3.exe file.  This is the folder that has all of the program executable (*.exe) files.

3/28/2014 – CrownMass, Version 3.0.52

In CrownMass, some older cm3 data files would not open in CrownMass running on Windows 7 computers.  That problem has been fixed with Version 3.0.52.  The new installation files can be downloaded from http://www.fireps.com/fmanalyst3/download.htm.  Follow the installation instructions and program setup processes in the Getting Started section of the Users’ Guide.

3/12/2013 – CrownMass, Version 3.0.51

In CrownMass, a program was using 8000 for the heat content for all size classes.  The fuel model GS06 uses 9000 for this value and the change has been made.  The new installation files can be downloaded from http://www.fireps.com/fmanalyst3/download.htm.  Follow the installation instructions and program setup processes in the Getting Started section of the Users’ Guide.

7/29/2012 – Gateway, Version 3.0.10

In Gateway, a program change has been made to change the install location of the Shortcuts folder and shortcuts the program uses.  This was done to make the program compatible with Windows 7 when the program is installed in C:\Program Files (x86).  If this change to take affect, users using Windows 7 will need to uninstall the program.  The new installation files can be downloaded from http://www.fireps.com/fmanalyst3/download.htm.  Follow the installation instructions and program setup processes in the Getting Started section of the Users’ Guide.

4/15/2012 – DDWoodyPC, Version 3.0.17

In DDWoodyPC, a program change has been made to correct a program malfunction when the 0-3” species Composition area as no species.  Corrections have been made and with this version, the user is required to select at least one species.  In addition, the sum of the percent composition for the species must equal 100%.    To obtain a copy of Version 3.0.17 of the ddwpc3.exe file, go to the FMAPlus 3 Support Page and download the file.  Copy the file to the folder where FMAPlus 3 is installed and replace the existing ddwpc3.exe file.  This is the folder that has all of the program executable (*.exe) files.

8/23/2011 – DDWoodyPC, Version 3.0.16

In DDWoodyPC, a program change has been made to allow the program to run on Vista and Windows 7.  To obtain a copy of Version 3.0.16 of the ddwpc3.exe file, go to the FMAPlus 3 Support Page and download the file.  Copy the file to the folder where FMAPlus 3 is installed and replace the existing ddwpc3.exe file.  This is the folder that has all of the program executable (*.exe) files.

11/25/2010 – CrownMass, Version 3.1.49

In CrownMass, a problem was detected with the programming of the equation for the 3”+ material for Singleleaf Pinyon and Utah Juniper.  For the needles, 1-hr, 10-hr and 100-hr timelag fuels, the equations were correct.  Hence all crown weight and canopy fire calculations were correct since it is assumed for  both of these species all of the 3”+ material is in the bole.  The reason for this assumption is based on the way the researchers sampled the tree data.  If a user used the 3”+ in an analysis in the past, the user should rerun that cm3 file using Version 3.1.49.  In addition, the problem resulted in no change in the 3”+ material deposited to the surface with changes in the Surface Deposition Remaining on the Ground pulldown for  3”+ material.

Note that since CrownMass assumes due to research data collection methods that the 3”+ material is in the bole, the default assumption as with all species is that all bole material is removed from the site (a logging assumption).  This means that if the analysis assumption is for the boles to remain on site, the user needs to change the Surface Deposition Remaining on the Ground pulldown for Boles Left Proportion from 0.00 to a number between 0.01 and 1.00 to reflect the user’s assumption for boles remaining on site.

To obtain a copy of version 3.1.49 of the cm3.exe file, go to the FMAPlus 3 Support Page and download the exe file.  Copy the exe file to the folder where FMAPlus 3 is installed replacing the existing cm3.exe.  This is the folder that has all of the program executable (*.exe) files.

If the user desires, the user can uninstall and reinstall FMAPlus to implement these changes.  The user should log on with administrative privileges, uninstall FMAPlus and then reinstall FMAPlus to C:\Program Files\FMAPlus 3\.  The installation should be done using the most current installing file, which can be downloaded from http://www.fireps.com/fmanalyst3/download.htm. 

1/27/2009

All program executables have been uploaded to the Support site.  The updates are to change the copyright date to 2010.  There is no need to download and use these files if the user has a otherwise current version of the programs.

12/29/2010 – FMAPlus Installation for Forest Service Users

Note: The Forest Service has changed the access rights to C:\.  We are working with the Forest Service to resolve the issue via testing by the Forest Service on the FS image.  Forest Service users should download the document using the Click Here link.

9/28/2009 – CrownMass, Version 3.0.47

In CrownMass, a problem was detected on the import of a FVS tree list file.  The Other tree code (OT) in some variants was being mapped to species TSME and it should have been mapped to TSHE.  This has been corrected.  Also, trees that are shown as dead in the list now are imported with a dialog telling the user that adjustments are necessary for the dead tree’s fraction remaining in crown fields. 

An enhancement has been made so the user can now select more than one tree on the Analysis Area and Plots screen and delete these multiple trees at the same time by clicking on the Delete button.

To obtain a copy of version 3.0.47 of the cm3.exe file, go to the FMAPlus 3 Support Page and download the exe file.  Copy the exe file to the folder where FMAPlus 3 is installed replacing the existing cm3.exe.  This is the folder that has all of the program executable (*.exe) files.

If the user desires, the user can uninstall and reinstall FMAPlus to implement these changes.  The user should log on with administrative privileges, uninstall FMAPlus and then reinstall FMAPlus to C:\Program Files\FMAPlus 3\.  The installation should be done using the most current installing file, which can be downloaded from http://www.fireps.com/fmanalyst3/download.htm. 

8/24/2009 – CrownMass, Version 3.0.45

In CrownMass, a change was made to the number of decimals used for the wind reduction factor. 

To obtain a copy of version 3.0.45 of the cm3.exe file, go to the FMAPlus 3 Support Page and download the exe file.  Copy the exe file to the folder where FMAPlus 3 is installed replacing the existing cm3.exe  This is the folder that has all of the program executable (*.exe) files.

If the user desires, the user can uninstall and reinstall FMAPlus to implement these changes.  The user should log on with administrative privileges, uninstall FMAPlus and then reinstall FMAPlus to C:\Program Files\FMAPlus 3\.  The installation should be done using the most current installing file, which can be downloaded from http://www.fireps.com/fmanalyst3/download.htm. 

6/12/2009 – CrownMass, Version 3.0.44 and CM3Master.mdb (12/28/2008)

In CrownMass, the import of tree structural stage had defaulted to dominant (D) and has been fixed to import the code for the tree structural stage in the Tree Class Table. 

In addition, an enhancement has been added.  On the Assumptions Tab, there are boxes where the use can adjust the calculated canopy base height and canopy bulk density by a proportion. To get this enhancement, the user will need to obtain the latest cm3.exe and CM3Master.mdb files.

To obtain a copy of version 3.0.44 of the cm3.exe file, go to the FMAPlus 3 Support Page and download the exe file.  To obtain a copy of the 12/28/2008 of the CB3Master.mdb file, go to the FMAPlus 3 Support Page and download the file.    Copy the exe file to the folder where FMAPlus 3 is installed replacing the existing cm3.exe.  Copy the CB3Master.mdb file to the folder where FMAPlus 3 is installed replacing the existing CB3Master.mdb file.    This is the folder that has all of the program executable (*.exe) files.

If the user desires, the user can uninstall and reinstall FMAPlus to implement these changes.  The user should log on with administrative privileges, uninstall FMAPlus and then reinstall FMAPlus to C:\Program Files\FMAPlus 3\.  The installation should be done using the most current installing file, which can be downloaded from http://www.fireps.com/fmanalyst3/download.htm. 

3/10/2009 – FMAPlus Installation Location

Recently, the Forest Service has implemented a change to access privileges to the C:\.   The default install folder for FMAPlus has been C:\FMAPlus 3\.  When attempting to run programs when not logged in as an administrator, program errors have been reported due to lack of the ability of the program to read and write files to the computer. 

The solution is to log on with administrative privileges, uninstall FMAPlus and then reinstall FMAPlus to C:\Program Files\FMAPlus 3\.  The installation should be done using the most current installing file, which can be downloaded from http://www.fireps.com/fmanalyst3/download.htm. 

Change all shortcuts you may have to point to C:\Program Files\FMAPlus 3\.  Past data files will still be available from the previous Data folder (C:\FMAPlus 3\Data\).  Follow the instructions in the Getting Started section of the Users’ Guide to set the correct path for Photo Images (C:\Program Files\FMAPlus 3\PhotoImages\).  If you have copied the photos to C:\FMAPlus 3\PhotoImages\, move them to C:\Program Files\FMAPlus 3\PhotoImages\). 

3/23/2008 – Gateway, Version 3.0.8; DDWoody, Version 3.0.14;

In Gateway, the display of the registration status was fixed.  This is a display issue only and does not affect FMAPlus system operation.   To obtain a copy of version 3.0.8 of the fmagate3.exe file, go to the FMAPlus 3 Support Page and download the exe file.  Copy the exe file to the folder where FMAPlus 3 is installed replacing the existing fmagate3.exe.  This is the folder that has all of the program executable (*.exe) files.

In DDWoodyPC, a program change has been made so the user can enter the diameters and log lengths for 3”+ material with a zero entry between non-zero entries in the columns.   To obtain a copy of Version 3.0.14 of the ddwpc3.exe file, go to the FMAPlus 3 Support Page and download the file.  Copy the file to the folder where FMAPlus 3 is installed and replace the existing ddwpc3.exe file.  This is the folder that has all of the program executable (*.exe) files.

3/10/2008 – Gateway, Version 3.0.7; FMMger, Version 3.0.15; PSExplorer, Version  3.0.9;

In Gateway, a renaming of an icon on the Tool tab was not possible.  In Fuel Model Manager, the calculation of acres after 1 hour for the reference fuel model was always being set to zero.  In Photo Series Explorer, an error occurred when one tried to print the photos or a profile.  All of these problems have been corrected.  To obtain a copy of version 3.0.7 of the fmagate3.exe file or version 3.0.9 of the PSExplorer.exe file, go to the FMAPlus 3 Support Page and download the exe file for each.  Copy the exe files to the folder where FMAPlus 3 is installed replacing the existing fmagate3.exe and PSExplorer3.exe files.  This is the folder that has all of the program executable (*.exe) files.  To obtain a copy of version 3.0.15 of the fmmgr3.exe file, go to the FMAPlus 3 Support Page and download the zip file titled fmmgr.zip.  Extract the exe from the zip file and then copy the exe file to the folder where FMAPlus 3 is installed replacing the existing fmmgr3.exe file.  This is the folder that has all of the program executable (*.exe) files.

1/7/2008 – CrownMass, Version 3.0.40

The program was changed to allow a crown weight calculation with trees having a DBH <0.5”.  These trees though are no included in the crown weight calculation due to the limitations of the underlying crown weight equation.  To obtain a copy of Version 3.0.40 of the cm3.exe file, go to the FMAPlus 3 Support Page and download the zip file.  Extract the exe from the zip file and then copy the exe file to the folder where FMAPlus 3 is installed replacing the existing cm3.exe file.  This is the folder that has all of the program executable (*.exe) files.

9/12/2007 – CrownMass, Version 3.0.37

A bug was fixed that occurred in the calculation of crown fraction burned using the RP-4 method and very high canopy bulk density values.  It is highly unlikely that this bug has affected analysis by users.  To obtain a copy of Version 3.0.37 of the cm3.exe file, go to the FMAPlus 3 Support Page and download the zip file.  Extract the exe from the zip file and then copy the exe file to the folder where FMAPlus 3 is installed replacing the existing cm3.exe file.  This is the folder that has all of the program executable (*.exe) files.

6/9/2007 – FMMgr, Version 3.0.14, PhotoMgr, Version 3.0.4, and Gateway, Version 3.0.6

For Fuel Model Manager, a bug was fixed that was introduced when Version 3.0.13 was created.  The Relative Surface Area to Volume Ratio and the Packing Ratio values on the Edit and test screen no display correctly.  They previous values were 0.00.  An enhancement was made to the Save functionality in Photo Manager.  A change has been made on the display of the registration number. To obtain a copy of Version 3.0.14 of the fmmgr3.exe file, go to the FMAPlus 3 Support Page and download the zip file for each.  Extract the exe from the zip file and then copy the exe file to the folder where FMAPlus 3 is installed replacing the existing cm3.exe and fmmgr3.exe files.  This is the folder that has all of the program executable (*.exe) files.  To obtain a copy of Version 3.0.4 of the photomgr3.exe, go to the FMAPlus 3 Support Page and download the exe file.  Copy the file to the folder where FMAPlus 3 is installed and replace the existing ddwpc3.exe file.  This is the folder that has all of the program executable (*.exe) files.  .  To obtain a copy of Version 3.0.6 of the fmagate3.exe, go to the FMAPlus 3 Support Page and download the exe file.  Copy the file to the folder where FMAPlus 3 is installed and replace the existing fmagate3.exe file.  This is the folder that has all of the program executable (*.exe) files.

4/24/2007 – CrownMass, Version 3.0.36, and FMMgr, Version 3.0.13

Implementation of the fire behavior calculation for dynamic fuel models has been implemented to support use of the 2005 FBPS Fuel Model Set.  In addition, a bug fix has been made relating to the surrogate species for Willow (SALUS).  To obtain a copy of Version 3.0.36 of the cm3.exe file and Version 3.0.13 of the fmmgr.exe, go to the FMAPlus 3 Support Page and download the zip file for each.  Extract the exe from the zip file and then copy the exe file to the folder where FMAPlus 3 is installed replacing the existing cm3.exe and fmmgr3.exe files.  This is the folder that has all of the program executable (*.exe) files.

4/24/2007 – DDWoody, Version 3.0.13

A change has been made to a outputs report from the photo series inventory to always have the 100-ht Timelag fuel loading show.  In addition, a bug fix was made in the photo series report on the displaying of the * indicating when a change in loading has been made.  The error happened if the user selected a new row on the input screen using the mouse rather than a arrow key on the keyboard.  To obtain a copy of Version 3.0.13 of the ddwpc3.exe file, go to the FMAPlus 3 Support Page and download the file.  Copy the file to the folder where FMAPlus 3 is installed and replace the existing ddwpc3.exe file.  This is the folder that has all of the program executable (*.exe) files.

3/11/2007 – Photo Image PTPSum02.jpg

The photo in the PhotoImages folder and MW-TallgrassPrairie-Summer subfolder titled PTPSum02.jpg is the incorrect image.  The correct image has been posted for download from the Support Page.   To obtain a copy of the PTPSum02.jpg file, go to the FMAPlus 3 Support Page and download the file.  Copy the file to the PhotoImages folder and MW-TallgrassPrairie-Summer subfolder where FMAPlus 3 is installed and replace the existing PTPSum02.jpg file. 

2/10/2007 – LU_FMA3.mdb, Version Dated 2/08/2007

This file contains many program default values.  The conversion of the species code GF has been added to the FVS Central Idaho variant.  Official documentation for this variant does not have this code but recent tree list file do have it.  To obtain a copy of the LU_FMA3.mdb file, go to the FMAPlus 3 Support Page and download the file.  Copy the file to the folder where FMAPlus 3 is installed and replace the existing LU_FMA3.mdb file. 

1/26/2007 – CrownMass, Version 3.0.28

This version corrects a problem that occurred when the Vertical Graph display is selected on the Canopy Characteristics Tab.  The graph displayed was for the first plot when a different plot was selected.  This problem has been fixed so the currently selected plot will be displayed when the Vertical Graph option is selected.   To obtain a copy of Version 3.0.28 of the cm3.exe file, go to the FMAPlus 3 Support Page and download the file.  Copy the file to the folder where FMAPlus 3 is installed and replace the existing cm3.exe file.  This is the folder that has all of the program executable (*.exe) files.

1/09/2007 – CrownMass, Version 3.0.27

This version corrects a problem that occurs when one uninstalls FMAPlus and then reinstalls using the most current version.  The problem does not always occur as it depends on the actions the user has implemented in the use of the Fuel Model manager program prior to the uninstall.  To obtain a copy of Version 3.0.27 of the cm3.exe file, go to the FMAPlus 3 Support Page and download the file.  Copy the file to the folder where FMAPlus 3 is installed and replace the existing cm3.exe file.  This is the folder that has all of the program executable (*.exe) files.

12/08/2006 – CrownMass, Version 3.0.26

This version correct a divide by zero error when certain fuel models are used.  The problem occurred when the 1-hr timelag fuel; moisture was set to a value greater than the oisture content of extension.  To obtain a copy of Version 3.0.26 of the cm3.exe file, go to the FMAPlus 3 Support Page and download the file.  Copy the file to the folder where FMAPlus 3 is installed and replace the existing cm3.exe file.  This is the folder that has all of the program executable (*.exe) files.

11/10/2006 – CrownMass, Version 3.0.25

This version corrects two problem when using the logging feature in CrownMass.  Now, the logging feature will remain “On” when a new CrownMass inventory file is opened.  In addition, a bug was fixed that changed the Area and organization name when logging occurred.  To obtain a copy of Version 3.0.25 of the cm3.exe file, go to the FMAPlus 3 Support Page and download the file.  Copy the file to the folder where FMAPlus 3 is installed and replace the existing cm3.exe file.  This is the folder that has all of the program executable (*.exe) files.

6/07/2006 – UnitVert, Version 3.0.2, PSExplorer Version 3.0.6, PhotoMgr, Version 3.0.2, FMMgr, Version 3.0.7,

Some changes were make in the way units were shown on the screens and on the reports to provide for consistency between all programs in FMAPlus. To obtain a copies of program’s executable (exe) files, go to the FMAPlus 3 Support Page and download the file.  Copy the file to the folder where FMAPlus 3 is installed and replace the existing executable files.  This is the folder that has all of the program executable (*.exe) files.

6/07/2006 – CrownMass, Version 3.0.24

This version adds to the available tree species: Longleaf pine, Loblolly pine, Pond pine, Sand pine, Slash pine and Shortleaf pine.  Some changes were make in the way unit were shown on the screens and on the reports to provide for consistency between all programs in FMAPlus. To obtain a copy of Version 3.0.24 of the cm3.exe file, go to the FMAPlus 3 Support Page and download the file.  Copy the file to the folder where FMAPlus 3 is installed and replace the existing cm3.exe file.  This is the folder that has all of the program executable (*.exe) files.

6/07/2006 – DDWoodyPC, Version 3.0.9

When there was no plts with 3”+ material inventories, a error occurred when the user selected the Reports, Outputs Report menu.  This problem has been fixed.  Some changes were make in the way unit were shown on the screens and on the reports to provide for consistency between all programs in FMAPlus. To obtain a copy of Version 3.0.9 of the ddwpc3.exe file, go to the FMAPlus 3 Support Page and download the file.  Copy the file to the folder where FMAPlus 3 is installed and replace the existing ddwpc3.exe file.  This is the folder that has all of the program executable (*.exe) files.

5/29/2006 – CrownMass, Version 3.0.23

This version provides for several text and arrangement changes to some screens and the Fire Behavior Report.  All references to Woody have been changed to Shrub (Woody fuel Moisture is now Shrub Fuel Moisture).  Corrections were made to the Moisture Content of Extension value for the 2005 FBPS Fuel Model Set.  Several technical bugs were fixes relating to program operation.  To obtain a copy of Version 3.0.23 of the cm3.exe file, go to the FMAPlus 3 Support Page and download the file.  Copy the file to the folder where FMAPlus 3 is installed and replace the existing cm3.exe file.  This is the folder that has all of the program executable (*.exe) files.

5/03/2006 – DDWoodyPC, Version 3.0.8

Several technical bugs were fixes relating to program operation.   To obtain a copy of Version 3.0.8 of the ddwpc3.exe file, go to the FMAPlus 3 Support Page and download the file.  Copy the file to the folder where FMAPlus 3 is installed and replace the existing ddwpc3.exe file.  This is the folder that has all of the program executable (*.exe) files.

5/03/2006 – PSExplorer , Version 3.0.5

Several technical bugs were fixes relating to program operation.  To obtain a copy of Version 3.0.5 of the pse3.exe file, go to the FMAPlus 3 Support Page and download the file.  Copy the file to the folder where FMAPlus 3 is installed and replace the existing pse3.exe file.  This is the folder that has all of the program executable (*.exe) files.

5/03/2006 – FMMgr, Version 3.1.5

In this version, technical checking was made for minimum surface area to volume ratios for fuel models based on the fuel loading.  Corrections were made to the Moisture Content of Extension value for the 2005 FBPS Fuel Model Set.    To obtain a copy of Version 3.0.5 of the fmmgr3.exe file, go to the FMAPlus 3 Support Page and download the file.  Copy the file to the folder where FMAPlus 3 is installed and replace the existing fmmgr3.exe file.  This is the folder that has all of the program executable (*.exe) files.

4/08/2006 – CM3FBLogMaster.mdb file, Dated 3/26/2006

Changes have been made so that an error does not occur when the user logs a run with a blank Analysis Area name.   To obtain a copy of the updated CM3FBLogMaster.mdb file, go to the FMAPlus 3 Support Page to download the file.  Copy the file(s) to the folder where FMAPlus 3 is installed.  If the user already has a log file started with past runs, the user will need to start a new fire behavior log file.

4/08/2006 – LU_FMA3.mdb, Version Dated 4/1/2006

This file contains many program default values.  Inadvertently, a species title of “hhh” was added to a table in this file which caused a species “hhh” to be displayed in several pulldown lists of tree species.  This species has been deleted.   To obtain a copy of the LU_FMA3.mdb file, go to the FMAPlus 3 Support Page and download the file.  Copy the file to the folder where FMAPlus 3 is installed and replace the existing LU_FMA3.mdb file. 

4/08/2006 – photo3.mdb

This file contains many attribute values for photos.  For the photo book titled SE-Hardwoods, the vegetation type was listed at HW when it should have been HD.  Changes have been made.   To obtain a copy of the photo3.mdb file, go to the FMAPlus 3 Support Page and download the file.  Copy the file to the folder where FMAPlus 3 is installed and replace the existing photo3.mdb file. 

4/08/2006 – FMMgr, Version 3.0.5

This version adds checks for the minimum fuel loading.  To obtain a copy of Version 3.0.5 of the fmmgr3.exe file, go to the FMAPlus 3 Support Page and download the file.  Copy the file to the folder where FMAPlus 3 is installed and replace the existing fmmgr3.exe file.  This is the folder that has all of the program executable (*.exe) files.

4/08/2006 – Gateway, Version 3.0.2

Several text issues were fixed on screens and menus.  To obtain a copy of Version 3.0.2 of the fmagate3.exe file, go to the FMAPlus 3 Support Page and download the file.  Copy the file to the folder where FMAPlus 3 is installed and replace the existing fmagate3.exe file.  This is the folder that has all of the program executable (*.exe) files.

4/08/2006 – DDWoodyPC, Version 3.0.7

Several user friendly fixes have been implemented.  An error check now does not allow entry of a letter the cells where the 3.1”+ diameters are entered.  Select All and Deselect All buttons have been added to the File, Preferences screen dialog.  The maximum diameter for a 3.1”+ log has been set at 99 inches from previously being unlimited.  On reports, the title for the fuel bed depth has been change to be Avg. High part. Depth.  Additional “total” values and statistics added to the Outputs Report. To obtain a copy of Version 3.0.7 of the ddwpc3.exe file, go to the FMAPlus 3 Support Page and download the file.  Copy the file to the folder where FMAPlus 3 is installed and replace the existing ddwpc3.exe file.  This is the folder that has all of the program executable (*.exe) files.

4/08/2006 – CrownMass, Version 3.0.21

There was a cell clearing issue when a unique sequence was used to start a new inventory.  A error occurred with a entry to a log file was attempted when no Analysis Area name was entered.  These problems have been fixed.  To obtain a copy of Version 3.0.21 of the cm3.exe file, go to the FMAPlus 3 Support Page and download the file.  Copy the file to the folder where FMAPlus 3 is installed and replace the existing cm3.exe file.  This is the folder that has all of the program executable (*.exe) files.

3/11/2006 – FMMgr, Version 3.0.4

This version changes the default 20-foot wind speed to 10 mph and the wind reduction factor to 0.3 in the Environment section of the Edit and test Center.  To obtain a copy of Version 3.0.4 of the fmmgr3.exe file, go to the FMAPlus 3 Support Page and download the file.  Copy the file to the folder where FMAPlus 3 is installed and replace the existing fmmgr3.exe file.  This is the folder that has all of the program executable (*.exe) files.

3/11/2006 – CrownMass, Version 3.0.20

Fixed several screen refresh issues when screen was maximized and screen sizing was changed.  On the Canopy Characteristics Tab, use of the View Vertical Graph button returned the user to the Surface Fuel Model Tab rather than the Canopy Characteristics Tab.    This problem has been fixed.  To obtain a copy of Version 3.0.20 of the cm3.exe file, go to the FMAPlus 3 Support Page and download the file.  Copy the file to the folder where FMAPlus 3 is installed and replace the existing cm3.exe file.  This is the folder that has all of the program executable (*.exe) files.

3/07/2006 – CrownMass, Version 3.0.19

Canopy bulk density (specifically, CBD * 100) was added to the Standard Deviation and Standard Error tabs on the Quick Results Tab.  On the Environment Tab, use of the Tool buttons returned the user to the Surface Fuel Model Tab rather than the Environment Tab.    This problem has been fixed.  To obtain a copy of Version 3.0.19 of the cm3.exe file, go to the FMAPlus 3 Support Page and download the file.  Copy the file to the folder where FMAPlus 3 is installed and replace the existing cm3.exe file.  This is the folder that has all of the program executable (*.exe) files.

3/07/2006 – DDWoodyPC, Version 3.0.4

Not all of the fuel loading categories were being shown on the pie chart on the Quick Results tab. That problem has been fixed.  Several programming glitches were corrected to eliminate some runtime errors and make the operation more user-friendly.  To obtain a copy of Version 3.0.4 of the ddwpc3.exe file, go to the FMAPlus 3 Support Page and download the file.  Copy the file to the folder where FMAPlus 3 is installed and replace the existing ddwpc3.exe file.  This is the folder that has all of the program executable (*.exe) files.

3/01/2006 – PSExplorer, Version 3.0.3

A runtime error was being generated when the use attempted a query with an Activity Type selected and no Vegetation Types selected.  That problem is fixed.  To obtain a copy of Version 3.0.3 of the pse3.exe file, go to the FMAPlus 3 Support Page and download the file.  Copy the file to the folder where FMAPlus 3 is installed and replace the existing pse3.exe file.  This is the folder that has all of the program executable (*.exe) files.

2/23/2006 – FMMgr, Version 3.0.3

One bug fixes was made in the Fuel Model Manager (FMMgr) program.  Clicking on the button with a “t” on them caused a runtime error.  That problem is fixed.  To obtain a copy of Version 3.0.3 of the fmmgr3.exe file, go to the FMAPlus 3 Support Page and download the file.  Copy the file to the folder where FMAPlus 3 is installed and replace the existing fmmgr3.exe file.  This is the folder that has all of the program executable (*.exe) files.

1/28/2006 – CM3, Version 3.0.17

Four bug fixes were made in the CM3 program and enhancements were made.  An intermittent problem with opening *.cm3 analysis area file that were created using a beta version of the program was fixed.  

Two display issues on the Fire Behavior Tab were fixed.  These display issues occurred when an analysis with no trees on any plots was opened immediately following the opening of an analysis file which did have trees in plots.  In some cases, the display of the Canopy Bulk Density (CBD) on the Fire Behavior Tab was not correct.  This was simply a display of a CBD value error.  All calculations of fire behavior and fire type were correct.  The correct CBD is displayed on the Canopy Characteristics Tab and has been used in all fire behavior calculations.  Users who have recorded the CBD values from the Fire Behavior Tab for future use should open the cm3 data file with version 3.0.17 and record the correct CDB value.

An enhancement has been made to assist user entering field inventory data for Pinyon and Juniper species.  The crown weight equations for these species require the use of the crown diameter.  Most inventories do not report this value for sample trees.  Using the sample tree data from the publication documenting these crown weight equations, relationships have been developed to predict crown diameter from diameter breast height (DBH) and tree height.  Hence in Version 3.0.17, the user no longer needs to enter crown diameter for these species on the Analysis Area and Plots Tab.  To obtain a copy of Version 3.0.17 of the cm3.exe file, go to the FMAPlus 3 Support Page and download the file.  Copy the file to the folder where FMAPlus 3 is installed and replace the existing cm3.exe file.  This is the folder that has all of the program executable (*.exe) files.

12/27/2005 – CM3, Version 3.0.10

Two bug fixes were made in the CM3 program.  A problem was discovered that caused a failure to save a file due to a NULL(Blank) entry in one of the data entry fields.  This problem has been fixed so that NULL entries if they occur will be handled without an error.  In the special case where the Crowning Index is less than the Torching Index, all possible situations were can be addressed when the fire behavior was calculated.  This problem has been fixed.  To obtain a copy of Version 3.0.10 of the cm3.exe file, go to the FMAPlus 3 Support Page and download the file.  Copy the file to the folder where FMAPlus 3 is installed and replace the existing cm3.exe file.  This is the folder that has all of the program executable (*.exe) files.

11/15/2005 – FMMgr3, Version 3.0.2

Two bug fixes were made in the FMMgr3 program.  A created custom fuel model could not be deleted and that has been corrected.  Each time the program was started, a new empty fuel model set was created.  This problem has been corrected.  To obtain a copy of this file, go to the FMAPlus 3 Support Page to download the file.  Copy the file to the folder where FMAPlus 3 is installed and replace the existing FMMgr3.exe file.  This is the folder that has all of the program executable (*.exe) files.

9/27/2005 – CM3FBLogMaster.mdb file

A column in the CM3FBLogMaster.mdb file was not wide enough to accept the 2005 FBPS fuel model identifier.   To obtain a copy of the updated CM3FBLogMaster.mdb file, go to the FMAPlus 3 Support Page to download the file.  Copy the file(s) to the folder where FMAPlus 3 is installed.  If the user already has a log file started with past runs, the user will need to start a new fire behavior log file.

9/09/2005 – CM3, CM3FBLogMaster.mdb file

The CM3FBLogMaster.mdb file was not included in the Installation file for FMAPlus 3.  To obtain a copy of this file, go to the FMAPlus 3 Support Page to download the file.  Copy the file to the folder where FMAPlus 3 is installed.  This is the folder that has all of the program executable (*.exe) files.

8/24/2005 – CM3, Version 3.0.4

A bug in the calculation fireline intensity when operating without a Tree Inventory was fixed in CM3 version 3.0.4.  Also a unique situation that generated a false error statement was corrected.

8/9/2005 – CM3, , Version 3.0.3

A bug in the calculation of the resultant flame length when operating without a Tree Inventory was fixed.

7/1/2005 – All Programs

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Problems, Fixes and Enhancements Described Below are for FMAPlus, Version 2

03/15/2004 - CM

In CrownMass Version 1.1.108, changes have been made to enhance the error checking of data entries on the Analysis Area and Plots screen.  Also, changes have been made to support data entry of the 20-foot windspeed and dry bulb temperature on the Environment Tab.

02/09/2004 – CM and DspClock

In CrownMass Version 1.1.107, enhancements have been made to allow for both pulldown and manual entry of all values on the Analysis Area and Plots Tab.  In addition, changes have been made to the handling of the situation where the surface fire rate of spread is greater than the maximum crown rate of spread.  CrownMass now displays a warning to this effect and suggests the environmental conditions are unrealistic.

In Dispatcher’ Clock, Version 2.1.10, the sunrise/sunset tables have been updated to be produced through 2010.

01/19/2004 - CM

In CrownMass Version 1.1.101, changes have been made to the default values and performance of the Surface Deposition columns on the Analysis Area and Plots Tab.  Recent user feedback indicates that, at times, changes were being made to these values to model fuel treatments.  Depending on the changes, incorrect estimates of canopy and surface fuels could occur. The changes made in Version 1.1.101 will eliminate the potential for accidental errors and also strengthen the ability of the program to model fuel treatments.

6/13/2003 – CM, V2

In CrownMass Version 1.1.94, changes have been made to the calculation of crown weights for Eastside and Westside Douglas-fir and Western Hemlock.  The crown weight equations in CrownMass were coded in 2000 to parallel those in the Federal agency debris prediction programs. For Pacific Northwest (Westside) Douglas-fir and Western Hemlock, the equations in the Federal agency debris prediction programs were from Estimating the Weight of Crown Segments for Old Growth Douglas-fir and Western Hemlock (Snell and Max, RP-PNW-329, January 1985). Prior to this publication, the equations for the Pacific Northwest (Westside) Douglas-fir and Western Hemlock were from Predicting Crown weight of Coast Douglas-fir and Western Hemlock (Snell and Anholt, RP-PNW-281, March 1981). The equations in RP-PNW-329 significantly over-predict crown weights for trees less than 10 inches DBH.  In addition, the equations in RP-PNW-329 were used to calculate crown weights for Intermountain (Eastside) Douglas-fir and Western Hemlock for DBH values greater than 34 and 32 inches respectively. This resulted is significant changes in crown weights at this crossover DBH values.

In CrownMass Version 1.1.94, the following changes have been made:

The equations for Pacific Northwest (Westside) Douglas-fir crown weights have been changed to use RP-PNW-281 (1981) for DBH values from 0-18 inches. For DBH values greater than 18 inches, the equations in RP-PNW329 (1985) are used.

The equations for Intermountain (Eastside) Douglas-fir, the equations in RP-PNW-329 were used to calculate crown weights for trees greater than 34 inches DBH.  This created a significant weight decrease at the transition DBH value. With this version of CrownMass, the equations for Intermountain Douglas-fir crown weights have been changed to use RP-PNW-281(1981) for DBH values greater than 34 inch DBH.

The equations for Pacific Northwest (Westside) Western Hemlock crown weights have been changed to use RP-PNW-281 (1981) for all DBH. 

The equations for Intermountain (Eastside) Western Hemlock, the equations in RP-PNW-329 were used to calculate crown weights for trees greater than 32 inches DBH.  This created a significant weight increase at the transition DBH value. With this version of CrownMass, the equations for Intermountain Western hemlock crown weights have been changed to use RP-PNW-281(1981) for DBH values greater than 32 inch DBH.


4/25/2003 – DDWPC

Fixed error on DDWPC Photo Series side.  If there was information in the Note section, the fuel loading report could not be created.  This has been corrected in version 1.2.39.

3/16/2003 -- CM

Changes made correct a problem with the calculation of total fuelbed depth.  This has been corrected in version 1.1.92

3/16/2003 -- DDWPC

Changes made correct a problem with Photo Series Inventories.  Occurs when selecting the first photo on the list, the data is not properly transferred back to input grid.  This has been corrected in version 1.2.38.

2/24/2003 -- DDWPC

Changes made correct a problem when no 3+ materials were entered.  In this case the program could terminate.  This applies only to version 1.2.34 or later.  Download  DDWPC 1.2.37.

2/20/2003 -- DDWPC

Changes made to correct an error in the calculation of percent error for Photo Series inventories.  Download DDWPC 1.2.36.

1/28/2003 -- PSE

Changes made to correct a problem printing fuel profile photos and comparison photos.  Additionally, a printing problem associated with Windows XP and ME was fixed. Download PSE 1.0.28 for the corrected application

1/14/2003 -- CM

Changes made to correct a problem that caused a Crown Rate of Spread to be displayed when fire type was Surface instead of zero.  Download CM 1.1.89.

1/14/2003 -- DDWPC

Changes made to correct a problem with the calculation of foliage/needles.  Download DDWPC 1.2.34 for the corrected application

6/28/2002 -- CM

Changes made to develop version 1.1.84 failed to deal with a potential divide by zero situation when the Fire Behavior Tab was click on. Version 1.1.86 fixes this problem.

6/2/2002 -- CM

The calculation of Crown Fraction Burned (CFB) on the Fire Behavior Tab has been using an equation from Van Wagner (1977, 1993).  The Farsite program (Finney 1998) implements CFB in a slightly different manner and this change in CrownMass, Version 1.84, implement fully the Farsite process.  CFB calculations prior to Version 1.84 will be higher than those calculated with Version 1.84.  The change only effects the crown fire rate of spread if an Active Crown Fire predicted by CrownMass.

5/12/2002 -- CM:

On the Analysis Area and Plots screen, the text box for Area Name allows for text up to 50 characters in length, including spaces.  The text box allowed the user to enter more than 50 characters.  When any process, such as calculations, was implemented which required writing information to the database, an error occurred.  The program will no longer allow the user to enter more than 50 characters in the Area Name field. 

4/3/2002 -- CM:

When entering loading in the Surface Fuel Model tab for current surface loading you were only able to enter whole number.  This has been fixed to allow the entry of numbers containing  fractional values.  Please download CM version 1.1.80.

 4/3/2002 -- CM:

A number of changes have been incorporated into this version of Crown Mass (CM) version 1.1.78. 

Plot Canopy Base and Ceiling Heights

The method for handling Canopy Base(CBH) and Ceiling Heights(CCH) in plots where the one foot bulk density does not exceed the Critical Bulk Density identified on the Assumptions Tab has been changed.  Instead of using an average of the stand heights as a surrogate, the CBH and CCH are now not calculated and indicated as such by an N/C (not calculable) in the appropriate boxes.   This also affects the Analysis Area’s CBH and CCH values.   If no plots have a one foot bulk density that exceeds the Critical Bulk Density, then the CBH and CCH values for the Analysis Area are marked N/C.  Only those plots in an Analysis Area that have a one foot bulk density that exceeds the Critical Bulk Density are used to compute the Analysis Area’s CBH and CCH.  This has a corresponding effect of the statistics for CBH.  Warnings have been added to alert users any plots that did not meet the CBD.

In addition, Stand Height for each Plot and Analysis Area has been added.  Several minor fixes have also been included in this release including the Tab progression order on the Environment Tab.

3/12/2002 -- DDWPC:

The total area tons per acre on the summary graph and on the loading report did
not include needles.  This has been fixed in 1.2.32

1/23/2002 -- CM:

CM was not accepting the number of trees per acre to the level of
resolution should in the FVS tree list. It was rounding up resulting in an
overestimation of tree per acre. All past FVS imports should be re-evaluated.
Start with a New CrownMass Inventory and import the FVS tree list.
Perform a new analysis using this CM 1.69 and the new FVS import.

1/9/2002 -- CM:

      1) Fixed copy proportions when entering manually vs pulldown
      2)Added Notes button for access from any screen.
      3)Corrected Tree Effects to show Trees Remaining per Acre.
      4)Added tool assistant for live fuel moistures

1/9/2002 -- Fuel Model Manager:

1.  Revision to results display to add size after 1 hour.

1/9/2002 -- DDWPC:

     1)Loadings for 3+ material not computed correctly.  Now fixed with version 1.2.30
     2)Added Notes button for access from any screen.

1/9/2002 -- FMA and FMAPlus:

1.  Problem with weblinks.  Now fixed with version 1.2.20

11/15/2001 -- FMA and FMAPlus:

1.  Windows 2000 with Norton.  Norton is launched when clicking on a program in the FMA Tools tab.  This is now fixed in version 1.2.19.

11/15/2001 -- Fuel Model Manager:

A new fuel model file (FMAFuelModels.FFM) has been created that contains the 13 FBPS models along the standard FMA models and with a new locking mechanism to prevent editing of the standard models.   You will also need to download the newest version of FMMgr.exe.

7/22/2001 -- Crown Mass:

1.  Fire Behavior Results not being recalculated when returning to the inputs tab from the fire behavior results tab, modifying data and then returning to the fire behavior results tab.  This has been fixed in CM 1.1.52

5/17/2001 -- FMA and FMAPlus:

1.  Run time error occurred when double clicking a web site link in the Web tab.  This has been fixed in FMA and FMAPlus version 1.0.16

3/26/2001 -- Crown Mass - Fixed several problems:

1.  Calculation of Canopy Base Height, Canopy Ceiling Height, Bulk Density were found to be in error especially when more than one plot was enter.
2.  Often the message "Error - Key already associated with an element" would occur when attempting to generate Crown Mass output.
3.  CM density graph often skipped segments when more than one plot was entered.
4.  Unable to input new species ID code in preference screen correctly.
5.  Percent Error for multiple plots was not correctly computed.

3/26/2001 -- Fuel Model Manager - Fixed several problems:

1. Surface Area to Volume Ratio and Relative Packing Ratio were not being calculated correctly.
2. Synchronized Adjustment was disabled when returning to the test and edit center.

3/26/2001 -- DDWPC Fixed the following  problem:

1. Parts of the Loading Summary report extended beyond the width of the page when printing or saving.

2/3/00 -- DDWPC: Unable to run reports under the Windows NT operating system..

The problem has been fixed.  Return to the support page and download the latest version of DDWPC.

 

2/3/00 -- Photo Series Explorer.  Serious Error occurs when closing the view photo/data screen.

The problem has been fixed.  Return to the support page and download the latest version of PSE.

 

 

2/3/00 -- Photo Series Explorer.  Photo image does not print when a custom books file is used and the image is on the hard drive.

The problem has been fixed.  Return to the support page and download the latest version of PSE.

1/5/00 -- If Inventory Date format is invalid  the Inverntory Area data is not written when it is saved to the database and therefore is blank.

The problem has been fixed.  Return to the support page and download the latest version of DDWPC.

DDWoodyPC (Prior to 10/1/99)

5/21/99 -- Help File is bad, displays "Under Construction"

If when you bring up help it displays the notice: "Under Construction" you need to download a the correct help files.  This occurs on the  some 1.03 versions distributed during April and May 1999.  If you have this problem then follow these instructions:

    1. Download the file containing the correct help files by clicking here.
    2. Save file to the DDWoodyPC software folder: C:\Program Files\DDWoodyPC (unless installed elsewhere.)
    3. Start Windows Explorer, navigate to C:\Program Files\DDWoodyPC .
    4. Double click the file DDWHELP.EXE to load files, answer yes to replace the bad files.
    5. Start DDWoodyPC and test help system.

5/21/99 -- Error occurs when running reports against the Planar Intercept example file: PIExample.dpi

If this occurs please download a new PIExample.dpi example file:

    1. Download the new example file by clicking here.
    2. Save file to the DDWoodyPC data folder: C:\Program Files\DDWoodyPC\Data (unless installed elsewhere.)  Replace the current file.
  

5/7/99 -- Problems or behavior issues after loading the Incident Resource Status System (IRSS98).

When IRSS98 is installed it replaces some of the shared components used by DDWoodyPC with different versions.  This may cause problems such a certain features not working and abnormal appearance.

Solution: Reload DDWoodyPC.

3/1/99 "Run time error '48', file not found: VB5STKIT.DLL".  2-24-99

This problem may occur when DDWoodyPC is first started after install.  This usually only happens
on new equipment.  In any case, the missing file has been included as of 2-24-99.   For those that have installed
DDWoodyPC  and you have this problem install the missing file by following the
instructions below:

1. Click here to to download VB5STKIT.EXE
2. Save file to \windows\system.

3. Press the Windows Start button, choose Run, enter \Windows\System\VB5STKIT.EXE, press OK.

That's it.

4/14/99 Duff Depth and Fuel Bed Depths not being reported correctly on loading reports. (4/24/99)

   Solution:
    a. Click here to download ddwpc.exe
    b. Save file to the DDWoodyPC software folder: C:\Program Files\DDWoodyPC.
    c. Start DDWoodyPC to confirm.  Version should be 1.03.

4/14/99 When adding a new plot the previous 3"+ material data is carried forward to the new plot (4/24/99)

    Solution:
    a. Click here to download ddwpc.exe
    b. Save file to the DDWoodyPC software folder: C:\Program Files\DDWoodyPC.
    c. Start DDWoodyPC to confirm.  Version should be 1.03