Downloads

To download these files click the link and, if asked, save the file to a location on your computer you will remember. We recommend you create a “downloads” folder in which to save the files. (If upgrading do not select the CostsMaster icon on the desktop!) When the download has completed simply double click the downloaded file to start the installation or open the document.

Beta Downloads

LinkCostsMaster Draftsman 5.0.57

New in 5.0.57

1. Documentation
a) Quick Start Guides now accessible from the welcome screen.
b) Case Plan & CLAIM1 Quick Start Guide updated.

Bug Fixes

1. Costs Budgets
a) Costs Budget Comparisons not showing the phase names for contingent phases from opponent budgets.

2. Phase Task and Activity
a) In New Bill mode, the drop down list of activities included the extended J-Code activities.

3. New Format Bill
a) Communications Summary in the RTF version of the standard template had tasks listed as Unassigned if exported after exporting the Alt template in the same CostsMaster session.

New in 5.0.53

1. Licensing
a) Improved error messages in trial and licence manager windows.

2. Phase, Task & Activity
a) In Budget Phases mode, phases set whilst in other modes which do not have an equivalent in Budget Phases mode now show in red as N/A plus the new bill phase name.
b) Unknown phases are now flagged up as errors and shown in Red.

3. Documentation
a) New Quick Start Guides to Importing, N260, IP/LA Bills and LA Bills

Bug Fixes

1. Party Details
a) In Budget Phases mode, manually setting the routine phase to Unassigned did not stop the phase being reinitialised to the default after the next refresh.

2. Pending Work
a) CMS Category and CMS Hourly Rate not initialised correctly.

3. Attendances
a) Phase field not pasting properly
b) Implied phase in edit window always showing the J-Code phase.

4. Disbursements
a) Phase field not pasting properly
b) Implied phase in edit window always showing the J-Code phase.

5. Pending Work
a) Proposed Part field not pasting properly
b) Items created as a result of splitting work were not deleted if the action was subsequently undone.

6. Phase, Task & Activity
a) “Costs Management Conference” phase showing as blank when viewed in Budget Phases mode.

7. Control Centre
a) Show Phases, Tasks & Activities button appeared to act as a toggle

8. Phase Bills
a) Routine items recorded without specifying a phase (and any other work that somehow managed to get an uninitialised phased value) did not export to a phase bill.

9. Costs Budgets
a) The box to calculate the budget costs on future costs always opened unticked even if the underlying value was ticked.

10. Exported Bills
a) 6 Col IP/LA Phase Traditional bills not previewing correctly.
b) Documents schedules not showing the time with the description when the Bill Settings are set to show Amounts in the schedule.

11. Find & Replace
a) AV for text in narrative beyond the first 2^16 (65,535) characters.

12. New Format Bill
a) Work assigned to PTR and Costs Management Conference appearing in Bill and Summary under Case Management Conference.

13. Licensing
a) Licensing method switching to activation if it is activated with an expired trial.

14. History / Undo
a) AV when undoing an import operation where the options to create categories and create parties are both unticked.

15. Misc
a) Sample Files and Program Templates not installed correctly for users on a multi-user system and not installing in the correct folder where the user has relocated the documents and program templates folders from the defaults.
b) When opening a file saved by a more recent version the message displayed implied that the file could still be opened and clicking OK did in fact try to open the file which resulted in an Error.

LinkCostsMaster Quota 5.0.55

New in 5.0.55

1. Documentation
a) Quick Start Guides now accessible from the welcome screen.

Bug Fixes

1. Phase Task and Activity
a) In New Bill mode, the drop down list of activities included the extended J-Code activities.

New in 5.0.51

1. Licensing
a) Improved error messages in trial and licence manager windows.

2. Phase, Task & Activity
a) In Budget Phases mode, phases set whilst in other modes which do not have an equivalent in Budget Phases mode now show in red as N/A plus the new bill phase name.
b) Unknown phases are now flagged up as errors and shown in Red.

Bug Fixes

1. Attendances
a) Phase field not pasting properly
b) Implied phase in edit window always showing the J-Code phase.

2. Disbursements
a) Phase field not pasting properly
b) Implied phase in edit window always showing the J-Code phase.

3. Phase, Task & Activity
a) “Costs Management Conference” phase showing as blank when viewed in Budget Phases mode.

4. Control Centre
a) Show Phases, Tasks & Activities button appeared to act as a toggle

5. Costs Budgets
a) The box to calculate the budget costs on future costs always opened unticked even if the underlying value was ticked.

6. Find & Replace
a) AV for text in narrative beyond the first 2^16 (65,535) characters.

7. Misc
a) Sample Files and Program Templates not installed correctly for users on a multi-user system and not installing in the correct folder where the user has relocated the documents and program templates folders from the defaults.
b) Automatic Updater not enabled.

LinkGuide to Upgrading to Version 5

A quick guide to the major changes in version 5.

LinkCostsMaster Dongle Server 7.1.1

The latest version of the Dongle Server software, required for use with Network dongles only.

LinkCostsMaster Licence Server 1.0.1

If you are using Network Product Keys, you will need to install this software on a non-virtual machine on the network.

LinkCostsMaster Draftsman User Guide

The full user guide for CostsMaster Draftsman version 5.

LinkCostsMaster Quota User Guide

The full user guide for CostsMaster Quota version 5.

LinkCostsMaster Licensing User Guide

The user guide for all forms of licensing including individual dongles, network dongles, priduct keys and network product keys.

LinkCostsMaster XML Schema & CSV Specifications

Download the XML Schema for importing data into CostsMaster.

Requires CostsMaster 3.4 or later.