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As of the 2019.f version, CYPE programs (those downloaded from our website and those downloaded from the platform) are compiled for 64-bit systems. The 64-bit compilation of CYPE software implies the use of the superior features of 64-bit processors and operating systems compared to those of 32 bits.

Please bear in mind that you must have a 64-bit operating system to be able to work with any 64-bit software.

In any case and as a temporary measure, the 2019.f version is available in 64 and 32 bits on the download area of our webpage. The programs that can be downloaded from the platform are only available in 64 bits. If you have a 64-bit operating system, you can work with either the 64-bit and 32-bit version of our software, although we strongly recommend that you install the 64-bit CYPE software version.

You can see which operating system is installed on your computer by clicking on "Control panel > System".

Since 64-bit microprocessors began to be massively introduced into personal computers from 2003 and from the Windows XP version, Microsoft already offers the two versions of its operating systems (32 and 64 bits). We understand that almost all our users will have computers with 64-bit processors (x64) and 64-bit operating systems.

It could occur that a user may wish to work with a computer with a 64-bit processor but with a 32-bit operating system. It would be very strange if the computer had a 32-bit processor (x86 - computers over 15 years old). If any of these is your case, we advise you to talk to your hardware or software provider to update your situation as soon as possible. However, you can download the 32-bit version and work with CYPE programs that can be downloaded from our website until your situation is up-to-date.

CYPEFIRE FDS is an application for use in the design of complex building models, to carry out simulations of the evolution of fires using the Fire Dynamics Simulator developed by the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA).

This application is integrated in the Open BIM workflow using the IFC standard.

CYPEFIRE FDS is a multifunctional tool that can be very useful for firefighter training and for the technicians responsible for the design of the extinguishing systems, temperature control and smoke evacuation systems (SCTEH), to evaluate the fire safety of the buildings during the project stage as well as for the reconstruction of fire scenarios.

With the web platform, all the participants and applications that are part of an integrated project communicate directly using the Open BIM workflow. This integration is carried out by exchanging IFC information files with a previously defined BIM model.

Once the simulation has been carried out using the FDS analysis engine, CYPEFIRE FDS can display the data in several ways, so users can analyse the results in the most efficient way according to their needs:

  • Smokeview (SMV)
    The Smokeview tool, developed by the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA) can be launched to view the data of the fire dynamics simulation.

  • Graphs
    During the simulation, the FDS analysis engine writes several files, with CSV format, containing values, obtained as a function of time, of parameters such as the heat emission or status of the devices and controls. The graphs that are generated with this information can be viewed in CYPEFIRE FDS, even during the analysis.

The complexity of performing a fire dynamics simulation in a building and the multiple factors that are involved, require greater hardware and software requirements compared to those that are necessary to carry out normal work with other programs.

To perform the fire dynamic simulation in a building, the CYPE programs user license must include the "Dynamic fire simulation" permit (which is the same that provides access to the "Dynamic fire simulation using the Fire Dynamics Simulator”) and the user license must be updated to the 2019 or higher version.