Download IFS Construction Kit as a compressed Zip file. If you would like to be notified of bug fixes and updates to IFS Construction Kit, please send me an email (see address below.)

Please read the following section about installation issues before downloading.

IMPORTANT: Installation Issues with Missing Windows Files

IFS Construction Kit should run under Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. It requires the file mscomctl.ocx in your c:\windows\system32 directory for 32-bit versions of the operating system, or in your c:\windows\syswow64 directory for 64-bit systems. In some installations of Windows this file may be missing, particularly under Windows 7, 8, and 10. Click HERE for more details and a link to download mscomctl.ocx if the program gives an error message when starting.

The program also requires that your regional options (available from the Control Panels) use a period as the decimal separator in a number rather than a comma.

Installation Issues with Help

If the program does not display the help content when you choose Help from the menu, the file may be blocked (for security reasons since it was downloaded from another computer). This is due to a change by Microsoft in one of its security updates from 2007. Find the file "IFS Help.chm" in the same folder as the program. Right click the file with the mouse. Choose Properties. Look for a button labeled "Unblock" at the bottom of the Properties dialog box. If it is there, click it. If it is not there, then the file is already unblocked and something else is preventing the content from being displayed. Make sure that "IFS Help.chm" is in the same folder as the program.

By default, CHM help files now only work in the "local machine zone" for security reasons. In other zones the CHM will open but content cannot be displayed, so you may have trouble seeing the content of the help file if it is accessed from a network drive. It is possible to change the default behavior, see your system administrator.

You can always access the help files from this website by choosing "Web Based Help" from the Help menu in the program.