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Benchmark Dose Tools

Benchmark Dose Software (BMDS) Version 3.0 - Download

Download BMDS 3.0 (rel. 2018-09-28)

For Microsoft Windows systems running the 32-bit version of Microsoft Excel 2016 or later.

The BMDS download package includes the BMDS 3.0 ReadMe file and the BMDS 3.0 User Guide.

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BMDS 3.0 is distributed as a .zip file, which can be unzipped to any folder where the user has read/write privileges. Administrator privileges are not required.

  1. Right-click and select “Save Target As” or “Save Link As” for the  BMDS 3.0 install package (ZIP)(6 MB, September 30, 2018)
  2. Open the zipped folder, then drag the BMDS folder from the zipped file to a new location on your local hard drive. For best results, place the extracted folder (and its subfolders) in the simplest, shortest directory, without special characters or spaces, and for which you have administrative rights (for most users, this will be C:\Users\[user's LAN ID], but sometimes includes C:\).​
  3. To launch BMDS 3.0, select "bmds3.xslm."

If you have problems or concerns, please refer to the Help tab in the Main workbook or contact us using our Help Desk Form.

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System Requirements

BMDS 3.0 requires the desktop version of Microsoft Excel 2016  (32-bit) for Windows or later with macros enabled (visit the Microsoft support site for information on enabling Excel macros). We recommend using the Office 365 or standalone Microsoft Office installation methods rather than installing via the Microsoft Store.

The 32-bit limitation applies only to the Microsoft Office version. BMDS 3.0 is compatible with 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows that have 32-bit Microsoft Office installed.

An upcoming release will add support for Microsoft Office 2010 and 2013, along with 64-bit Microsoft Office 2016.


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Keeping Previous BMDS Versions for Specific Models

BMDS 3.0 does not contain the following models:

These models are not maintained or supported by EPA at this time, but can be accessed in the archival BMDS 2.7

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