Release 9 Downloads

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This page provides installation files for Manifold Release 9.

For enthusiasts: Release 9 Edge is the latest, Cutting Edge build of Manifold Release 9 that incorporates many new capabilities and features. Release 9 Edge builds are issued every week as the community helps evolve the next generation of Manifold products. Release 9 Edge builds are so reliable that many Release 9 licensees routinely use Edge. Download it from the link below.


  • Release 9 installations utilize .exe files, not .msi files, to enable easier inclusion of necessary Microsoft components.
  • Read the Installations topic for Release 9 installation instructions, including a discussion of portable installations.
  • All Release 9 serial numbers are 64-bit. 64-bit serial numbers authorize both 64-bit and 32-bit installations.
  • If you are stuck running 32-bit Windows or if you have an older, 32-bit Manifold System serial number, you MUST use the 32-bit Installation.
  • If you don't know what license you have, check your serial number on the Serial Number Status Page. That page will report if you have a Release 9 serial number.
  • Important: All Manifold products require Microsoft .NET and Release 9 requires Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable. The Requirements page has links to Microsoft downloads.
  • The portable Release 9 installation is a zip file for skilled users that does not use Windows Installer. Unzip and run directly from the .exe files in the hierarchy it creates.
  • Flag buttons below provide mirror links that may provide faster downloads depending upon your location.
  • False alarms from anti-virus programs are common. The SHA checksums published below guarantee safe downloads. Use the SHA checksum to verify the download is safe and virus-free. See the information below on how to use SHA checksums.
  • Uninstall any prior installation before installing a new Manifold Release 9 installation. If Windows Installer reports any problems, read the Windows Installer Problems page for advice.
  • After installation, save the .exe file for future use.

Release 9 Edge for 64-bit and 32-bit Windows (Self-Contained Zip File)

Portable Installation
SHA256: eb56138cdb22a7304413e1daf50ce7ad0ebc012242033b5afc0ef8bd8daf457e

Release 9 Edge: Get the latest, most powerful Release 9 technology as it emerges. Release 9 Edge is a Cutting Edge build of Manifold Release 9, providing immediate access to the lastest improvements. Many Release 9 users routinely use Edge. Release 9 Edge requires a Manifold Release 9 license on your machine.

Release 9 Edge is a portable installation. Cool! See the Future Tour Part 1 video to learn how to download and use a portable installation. Read the Installations topic for a discussion of portable installations.

Enthusiasts should visit the Cutting Edge section of the user forum to read about cutting edge installations that provide new features and bug fixes as soon as they are issued by Engineering.

Manifold Release 9 for 64-bit Windows

For 64-bit Release 9 Installations


SHA256: 7c534bfe60c5c1b852be8086ab98f8a35b85c5ab685b04fe8490492229545ac0

Manifold Release 9 for 32-bit Windows

For 32-bit Release 9 Installations


SHA256: af0aae141fa3e662da7b2706108ef868c10057e6f573fe2d48f08d47188a735d

Portable Manifold Release 9 Installation (Self-Contained Zip File)

For Portable Release 9 Studio Installations

SHA256: b09249d71d41ae566f54abe8761c49bcb9edd3006201d9152d9e7a939bec3f60

Important: Manifold Release 9 cannot be installed or run without a Manifold Release 9 serial number. Release 9 Edge requires a Manifold Release 9 serial number as well. Purchase a Manifold Release 9 serial number from the Manifold Online Store. Once Release 9 is activated on a particular computer all Release 9 builds, including the official build as well as any pre-release or Cutting Edge builds, will automatically be activated as well. You can install and uninstall Release 9 on the same machine or use multiple different Release 9 portable builds without having to re-activate.

Errors: If there are any errors when unzipping the downloaded file, the file was damaged during download or was not completely downloaded. Try again.

Microsoft Visual C++ for Portable Installations

The portable installations of Release 9 Edge and Manifold Release 9 require installation of Microsoft's Visual C++ Redistributable package. This is not necessary for Release 9 .exe installation packages, which include the C++ Redistributable package and will install if required. Many modern Windows systems will already have this installed. If not yet installed, portable installation users should download the Visual C++ 2017 Redistributable from the following links and install:

On 64-bit Windows system, install both vc_redist.x64.exe (64-bit) and vc_redist.x86.exe (32-bit). On a 32-bit Windows system, install vc_redist.x86.exe (32-bit). The Requirements page has links to direct downloads from Microsoft for the above Visual C++ Redistributable installations.


All Manifold Release 9 documentation is online. See the Documentation page.

Manifold Release 9 Localization Files - Click on the link to download a zip file containing a comprehensive German user interface localization file plus starter example localization files for French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. The portable Manifold Release 9 installation contains the latest, up-to-date English reference version from which any localization can start. See the Localization page for instructions on how to use these files. 

DLLs for Popular Open Source DBMS Packages

The MySQL, PostgreSQL/PostGIS, and GPKG/SQLite/Spatialite packages are third party, open source packages which require installation of necessary files within the execution PATH of your system. If you are an expert user of MySQL, PostgreSQL/PostGIS, or GPKG/SQLite/Spatialite you know the drill and have already installed all necessary DLLs. For everyone else, Manifold provides the following sample collections of DLLs for these packages:

The easiest way to install these for use with Release 9 Edge, Viewer Edge, Manifold Release 9 or Manifold Viewer is to unzip the appropriate package within the bin or the bin64 folder of the Manifold installation folder. Unzip within the bin64 folder and unzip within the bin folder.

The above packages of DLLs are not supported and are infrequently updated. They provide an example of what DLLs are usually required and where they should be placed. Visit the official web sites of the package of interest to learn about and to download the latest DLLs required.

Manifold Release 9 Downloads and Example Files

Download example project files in Release 9 .map format for Manifold Release 9 and Manifold Viewer. The example project files include projects used in tutorial videos on the Manifold Sales YouTube Channel.

Interesting downloads:

  • (2304 KB) - A Release 9 format .map project with a pre-built map showing the path of the August 21 total eclipse through the United State, with times of totality in local time. Uses Bing and Google background maps. Perfect for beginners. How to use this map is illustrated in the Release 9 / Viewer YouTube Video on the 2017 Total Eclipse Map.
  • (1024 KB) - A Release 9 format .map project providing a collection of ArcGIS REST web server data sources. Useful for ESRI people and others, and provides an outstanding example of the very wide range of free data available online that Viewer can see.
  • (12992 KB) - A Release 9 format .map project providing a beginner-friendly, pre-formatted and pre-organized map that shows archaeological locations in France, including dolmen, menhir, Roman amphitheaters and many other sites. A must have for archaeology and Classics hobbyists visiting France. Learn to use this project in the Viewer YouTube Video on Archaeology in France.
  • (6528 KB) - A Release 9 format .map file providing the Books example database used in Chris Fehily's "SQL Database Programming (2015 Edition)," another fine Fehily book on SQL.
  • (6592 KB) - A Release 9 format .map file providing the Books example database used in Chris Fehily's first-rate book, "SQL: Visual QuickStart Guide," a great book for learning SQL rapidly.
  • (14731 KB) - A zipped Release 9 format .map file providing the floodzone and parcels map used in the Release 9 / Viewer YouTube Video on Parallel Clipping Speed. Try it yourself as shown in the video and see how Release 9's ability to use all the CPU cores in your computer lets Release 9 run many times faster than non-parallel GIS or spatial DBMS systems like SQL Server, PostGIS or Spatialite.
  • (9590 KB) - A zipped set of shapefiles file providing query texts for Release 9, PostGIS, SQL Server and Spatialite, plus shapefiles for the floodzone and parcels layers used in the Release 9 / Viewer YouTube Video on Parallel Clipping Speed. Try out Viewer running fully parallel on your computer and note the time required for the query, and then import these shapefiles and try the queries in your favorite GIS or spatial DBMS to see how fast those take on the same system.
  • (655 KB) - Font Awesome is everybody's favorite professionally-crafted symbol font, providing 675 symbols for points to use in Manifold Future, as shown in the Manifold Future - Style Introduction video. Visit the Font Awesome site for even more.
  • (1024 KB) - A Release 9 format .map project providing the Charles County, Maryland, LiDAR data sources to re-create the LiDAR display used in the Gallery and other illustrations and in the example in the Viewer YouTube Videos.
  • (5248 KB) - A Release 9 format .map project providing the Neolithic monuments data set used in YouTube Videos demonstrating Viewer. Useful not only for repeating the videos at home but also for hunting Neolithic relics in France. Cool!
  • (5184 KB) - A Release 9 format .map project providing the regions of France, cities and Roman roads layers used in YouTube video examples on the Manifold Sales YouTube channel.
  • (33280 KB) - A new version of the that has been updated to 2017 and expanded with even more meteorites. A Release 9 format .map project providing a beginner-friendly, pre-formatted and pre-organized map that shows locations of meteorites found on Earth, including meteorites of lunar and Martian origin. A must have for meteorite hunters worldwide to enable planning of more successful meteorite hunts. Learn to use this project in the Viewer YouTube Video on Hunting Meteorites. Special thanks to the Meteoritical Society for providing this snapshot of the Meteoritical Bulletin Database!
  • (1272 KB) - A zipfile containing two Release 9 format .maps containing example layers for Monaco imported from OSM, as seen in the Manifold Future videos demonstrationg the new Style and formatting system. One video shows starting, unformatted data while the other shows example formatting as shown in the videos.
  • uber (1024 KB) - A Release 9 format .map containing the snippet of SQL required to convert CSV data downloaded from Uber Movement into spatial geometry form for display and analysis. Learn to use this project in the Viewer YouTube Video on Uber Movement Data.
  • (1024 KB) - A Release 9 format .map providing a project with access to the GeoMAC (Geospatial Multi-Agency Coordination) server run by USGS to provide a consolidated set of layers that support fighting wildfires. The project contains a pre-built map designed for beginners to use that shows the current perimeters of wildfires (updated daily) and near real time displays of wildfires detected by MODIS and VIIRS satellite sensing. Use the free Manifold Viewer download to open and work with this project.

SHA Checksums Guarantee Safe Packages

Worried about viruses? Got a false alarm from an anti-virus package? Use SHA checksums to put your mind at ease by confirming you have a safe installation package for Release 9 or Release 8.

Release 9 installation packages do NOT contain malware. Use the SHA checksum provided for each download package to confirm your installation package has not been infected and contains no malware. Normally, there is no need to do that unless your anti-virus program reports a problem. Anti-virus programs often report false alarms on perfectly-clean, virus-free files. False alarms are easy to check.

If your anti-virus program reports a problem with a Manifold installation file, you can verify that is a false alarm by using any popular tool (7zip, Microsoft, etc.) to compute the SHA checksum for the installation package you are using. If that SHA checksum matches the SHA checksum published for that package, you know for sure the anti-virus package reported a false alarm.

Windows 10 and other recent Windows editions include the certutil command line utility that will verify the SHA256 checksum for a file. To use certutil open a Command Prompt window and navigate to the folder where the file to be checked is located. Enter the following command line, for example, to check the 32-bit Release 9 installation package:

certutil -hashfile manifold-9.0.159.msi SHA256

The utility will provide a computed SHA256 hash code (another name for checksum) for the file:

SHA256 hash of file manifold-9.0.159.msi:
1d 65 79 c2 b7 2f aa 99 7f 40 2c c5 1f 92 80 de 73 0c 4f 4a 4c c5 d2 59 bf 74 7e 79 b8 d4 e0 71
CertUtil: -hashfile command completed successfully.

Compare the SHA256 checksum reported by the certutil utility to the checksum published on this page, ignoring spaces. If they are the same, you know for sure the file you have downloaded is safe.

Technical Support

The free downloads on this page are provided without technical support. Some downloads are large and require reliable Internet connections. Downloads are provided for those folks who have sufficiently reliable Internet connections and who have the minimal technical skills required to use their browsers to download a file, to unzip a zipfile, install a .msi file, etc., without assistance. If you require assistance, please ask a more technical colleague for help, retain a consultant, or contact Manifold Technical Support using a standard tech support token as set forth in the Contacting Tech Support page.

Please visit the following links for general information on available Manifold technical support services.

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Vector drawing of buildings in Monaco extracted from OpenStreetMap and displayed as a drawing in Manifold Release 9, automatically colored by Manifold using a ColorBrewer palette, with with a background layer from Bing to provide context. Maps, images and drawings can have multipler layers in Manifold Release 9.

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