Brock’s User Group or “BUGS” is intended to provide a platform in which the FPS community can share and obtain information regarding the implementation, limitations, successes, and questions surrounding the day-to-day use of FPS. This is intended to be an interactive process with the expectation that interested participants will be prepared to communicate difficulties encountered as well as solutions developed in their user experience within a supportive network of FPS users. Brock’s User Group will take place quarterly.

Click here to sign up for FPS User Group notifications.


March 14, 2024
Species and Sorts, Tables in FPS

This 3/14 virtual session over Zoom focused on the relationship between the Species and Sorts Tables in FPS. A step-by-step process was demonstrated to show how FPS utilizes these tables in the merchandizing of logs. Brock Purvis, FBRI Tech Support lead the session and it ran from 10 to 11 AM Pacific.

The recording of the meeting can be viewed below:


June 22, 2023

FBRI invited all interested FPS users to join Brock’s User Group “BUGS” meeting, hosted by Brock Purvis (FPS Technical Support), on June 22, 2023, from 10:00 – 11:00am PST.

This session focused on transitioning your current FPS database into the FPS v7.60 database structure. During the discussion, a step-by-step process was demonstrated to highlight FBRI’s recommended method for bringing in all necessary data tables from previous versions of FPS into a v7.60 database.

Click the following link to view the PDF of the slides from the March 28th meeting. Transitioning data into FPS v760 (PDF)


March 28, 2023

FBRI invited all FPS users to join the next Brock’s User Group “BUGS” meeting, hosted by Brock Purvis (FPS Technical Support),

on March 28, 2023, from 10:00 – 11:00am PST.

This session focused on the release of FPS version 7.60. Discussion focused on the updates within version 7.60, the rationale behind them, and how to best implement version 7.60 within your organization.

Brock’s User Group or “BUGS” is intended to provide a platform in which the FPS community can share and obtain information regarding the implementation, limitations, successes, and questions surrounding the day-to-day use of FPS.

Click the following link to view the PDF of the slides from the March 28th meeting. FPS 7.60 A Stable and Reliable Version (PDF)


July 21, 2022

Our last BUGS session took place on July 21 and will cover using King’s site index curves with FPS. It is now possible to grow stands in FPS utilizing King’s site index curves. A “crosswalk” table has been developed that shows the SITE_PHY, SITE_SHP, and PctHt values for any given Douglas-fir site index.
The details behind the development of this crosswalk will be shared and discussed with the BUGS participants. The link below contains the 7/21 PowerPoint slides and an FPS database that contains the crosswalk table, and queries to update the SITE_PHY and SITE_SHP columns in the ADMIN table from the crosswalk table. The recording of the July 21st session can be viewed below.


June 21, 2022
FBRI is inviting interested participants to join Brock’s User Group hosted by Brock Purvis (Technical Support) on June 21, 2022 from 9:00 – 10:00am PST. No registration is necessary. The Zoom link will be sent to all FBRI members or use the link above to sign up for FPS User Group notifications.

Brock’s User Group or “BUGS” is intended to provide a platform in which the FPS community can share and obtain information regarding the implementation, limitations, successes, and questions surrounding the day-to-day use of FPS. This is intended to be an interactive process with the expectation that interested participants will be prepared to communicate difficulties encountered as well as solutions developed in their user experience within a supportive network of FPS users.

The featured topic for the June 21 session will be the linkage between ESRI’s ArcPro and FPS, which was a significant talking point in the last BUGS discussion. Additionally, the June session will include time to seek input from the participants on what issues/difficulties they are currently facing, if any participant has encountered the same issue and what steps were taken to work through the process. Participants will also be asked for ideas regarding additional FPS documentation including written, training webinars, and instructional videos. The recording of the June 21st session can be viewed below.


March 8, 2022
The first session of Brock’s User Group took place March 8, 2022. In an effort to better understand and address the challenges facing the FPS user community and provide a platform to discuss solutions to common issues, FBRI is inviting all interested participants to join in a first of its kind FPS user group, hosted by Brock Purvis (Technical Support).

The featured topic for the initial session focused on the recommended FPS configuration and will highlight the mix of FPS programs that we are recommending at this time. Additionally, this session will include some time to seek input from the participants on what issues/difficulties they are currently facing, if any participant has encountered the same issue and what steps were taken to work through the process. Participants will also be asked to provide feedback on the timeliness of response from Technical Support following support requests, and ideas for additional FPS documentation including written, training webinars, and instructional videos. The recording of the March 8th session can be viewed below.