Installation and Purchase

System Requirements

Version 6.5 will work best on computers running Windows 7 and must have Microsoft .NET Framework Version 4.  You must have administrator rights to install and run the program. If you are not able to run the program, right click on the shortcut to the program, click “Properties”, then Compatibility tab, then “Run this program as an administrator”.

General Help Documents

The files below are available to assist you with implementation of the model.
Download the Quickstart guide (pdf)
Working with Composites in CNCPS 6.1 (pdf)
Working with Farm Files in Windows 7 (pdf)
Guidelines for Interpreting CNCPS 6.5 Outputs (pdf)

Installation

If you have an existing version of CNCPS on your computer, we recommend uninstalling this version before downloading the latest version below. Due to significant changes in the feed library structure, files from version 6.1 cannot be imported into version 6.5.

You can download the current version and use it for 30 days. Once the thirty day period has been reached, you must purchase a license to continue using the software. Prior to purchasing a license, you must install the program as you will need the license key to complete your purchase.

  1.  Download CNCPS V6.5.5.1 – This is an executable file and you may be asked whether you want to run it or download it. DOWNLOAD THE FILE FIRST before installing the program from the folder you downloaded it to.
  2. Locate the executable file and install program.
  3. You must have administrator rights to install and run the program. If you are not able to run the program, right click on the shortcut to the program, click “Properties”, then Compatibility tab, then “Run this program as an administrator”.
  4. You may use the program for 30 days.  Once the 30 day trial period has expired, you must purchase a license.

If you continue to experience installation errors, please contact us at cncpscattle@cornell.edu.

Software License Fees

Each computer where the program is installed currently requires a separate license.  To use the program in teaching students, you may choose to purchase either an academic or teaching license.

  • Standard Version: $600 USD (Includes lifetime version 6 license)
  • Academic Version: $200 USD (Lifetime version 6 license for academic use at teaching and research institutions and organizations)
  • Teaching Version $20 USD per license/install (For classroom use only)
    You will need to purchase one license per computer install. Each teaching version will expire 180 days after installation, at which time you must purchase and install new licenses. You will need one license per computer (workstation) install. Teaching versions require an additional installation file, that will be sent to you after payment has been received.  Contact Heather Darrow with any questions.

New York State dairy producers and Cornell University alumni are eligible for discounted license fees. Please contact Heather Darrow at cncpscattle@cornell.edu for further information.

Previous License Holders

Version 6.1 license holders may choose to upgrade to version 6.5 at no charge.  Please note that due to significant changes to the feed library, feed chemistry, and function of v6.5, farm files that were created in v6.1 cannot be used in v6.5.  To upgrade to version 6.5, first uninstall version 6.1, then install version 6.5 from the file above.  Email your new license key to cncpscattle@cornell.edu and we will create a new activation code for you.

Version 6.5 license holders may choose to up to version 6.5.5 at no charge.  After installing the latest version, send the new license key to cncpscattle@cornell.edu and we will create a new activation code.

Purchase

The license key from the installed version is needed for each license purchased. To locate the license key, open the program and select Help – About – View License Details – Copy License Key. Purchasing one license allows installation to one host computer (a single-user workstation).

Online License Purchase by Credit Card

If you are unable to pay by credit card, please contact Heather Darrow to make further arrangements. Once payment is received, an activation code will be generated and emailed separately within 1-2 business days.

Commercial Software

Commercial software is available from our partners.  These software applications are designed for use by professionals with enhanced capability for speed, efficiency and better optimization capability. We fully support our partners and encourage you to evaluate their software offerings.

Support

If you have problems installing this version, please contact us at cncpscattle@cornell.edu. **Please be sure to include the license key or activation code for the installation you are inquiring about.  This will help us better serve you. **