Keep your software current by downloading the latest updates and patches from the list below. Be sure to only download files that match the installed version of your HVE, HVE-2D or HVE-CSI software.

Version 2023 Downloads

Date Posted
Version 2023 - This version contains several new enhancements and updates for HVE and HVE-2D, and HVE-CSI users:
  • Search your vehicle databases to quickly find the vehicle you want.
  • Use the Vehicle Wizard for any vehicle. 
  • Translate, rotate, and scale your vehicle geometry in the Vehicle Editor. 
  • Quickly refresh your vehicle geometry file if a change was made outside of HVE.

There have been several other user interface improvements, including the height of the Variable Selection dialog for Key Results and Variable Output, the height of the Driver Controls dialogs and table entries, and the size and colors used in the Variable Output graph.

2-D programs will automatically run in Total Mass mode and 3-D programs will automatically run in Sprung Mass mode. Regardless of the setting in HVE, the program will run in the correct mode behind the scenes! Why leave the setting at all? This allows you to enter and review data in either mode, which is especially helpful in the vehicle editor.

SIMON and DYMESH have numerous enhancements:

  • The tires and wheels can interact with the environment using DyMESH. Potential uses include tire / wheel impacts during rollovers and curb strikes.
  • The DyMESH wheel damage option has a start time per wheel. 
  • The wheel can be manually moved when the DyMESH damage option is being used. 
  • The Radial Spring tire model option has a start time per wheel. 

Read the accompanying Release Notes for a complete description of the changes.

NOTE: This download requires a new license. Please contact EDC Technical Support for assistance.

Click on the following link to download the full installation:

7 Feb 2023

 General Downloads

Date Posted
Vehicle Light Definitions Template - This download is a text file that can be used as a template for adding a light system to an existing HVE vehicle geometry file. The procedure for using this template is provided in the Winter 2016 Technical Newsletter (see Technical Session).

NOTE: Vehicle Light Systems are supported in HVE Version 10 and later (January 2014).

Click on the following link to download the file:

12 Jan 2016
Original Environment Location Database - This file is the original envlocation.ldb file that was installed with HVE, HVE-2D or HVE-CSI Version 8.20 or newer. This file can be downloaded and saved directly to the supportFiles/db folder to replace the existing file.

Click on the following link to download the file:

20 Jun 2011

EDKEY Driver Installation File - This file is the standalone installation for the EDKEY Drivers. This installation process is normally completed automatically during the installation of HVE, HVE-2D or HVE-CSI. This file is only required if EDC Technical Support specifically requests you to download, unzip and run the application to reinstall EDKEY Drivers to correct a problem with your EDKEY.

EDKEY Driver Installation File Download

24 Jul 2012

 For assistance with downloads, please contact EDC Technical Support at 503.644.4500 or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..