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 5.4.24

New in 5.4.24

Bug Fixes

1 N260A/B
a) RTF Documents Schedule VAT total increased with each successive export.

New in 5.4.23

1. New Format Bills
a) New Shortcut for New Bill Settings Window (Ctrl + Alt + Z)

2. Breakdowns
a) New Export Phrase “Statement of Truth” for Statements of Costs, N260s and N2650AB. This replaces the Certification Export Phrase used only by the Statement of Costs.

3. Export
a) Warning given when exporting or previewing a template that has been superseded by another.

4. Program Templates
a) New Program Template – Basic N260.

5. Documentation.
a) User Guide & Help File Updated
b) Shortcut Sheet Updated
c) Tip of the Day Updated

Bug Fixes

1. N260A/B
a) XLSX document failed to export where profit costs VAT was zero.

2. Main Toolbar
a) Toolbar not coming to front when clicked.

3. Grids
a) Occasional AV when a grid row is deleted and the selected item is the last item
b) Occasional AV when a disbursement item is moved from pending window

4. Counsel
a) Data for Further Information not being saved to disk.

5. Costs Budgets
a) Previous additions made to the Statement of Truth in 5.4.18 altered for new users. Users who installed 5.4.18 who do not want these additions should delete them from the Export Phrase in Options > Export Phrases > Costs Budget > Statement of Truth.

6. Export Phrases
a) Export Tokens for Paying and Receiving Parties did not display example text in the advanced tab of the Export Phrases window.

7. Preview
a) Preview window appearing when there is nothing to preview due to the user chosing not to proceed when prompted during the process.

8. Program Templates
a) Basic New Format Bill and Basic Costs Budget Templates referenced export templates that have been superseded.

9. New Format Bills
a) Front Sheet export phrases for some templates still took some elements from Column Bill export phrases.

10. Quota
a) Further Information box showing unnecessarily in Edit Counsel Window
b) Edit Counsel Window controls not aligned correctly and displaying with too large a size for the visible controls.
Quota Mode

11. Misc.
a) Trial, Welcome and Splash screen showed as separate windows on toolbar.
b) Program Templates and Sample Files not being updated when new versions are released due to files being installed previously as read only. When this is detected the user is now asked if they want to remove the read only status.

LinkCostsMaster Quota 5.4.24

This version brings Quota up to date with Draftsman and includes the new N260A & B electronic bill templates, plus many other improvements.

LinkCostsMaster Licence Server 1.2.4

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 Licensing User Guide

The user guide for all forms of licensing.

LinkCostsMaster Quota User Guide

The full user guide for CostsMaster Quota version 5.

LinkGuide to Upgrading to Version 5

A quick guide to the major changes in version 5.

LinkCostsMaster XML Schema & CSV Specifications

Download the XML Schema for importing data into CostsMaster.

Requires CostsMaster 3.4 or later.

LinkCostsMaster Dongle Server 7.3.0

This updates Dinkey Server and Dinkey Change to the latest versions. These are compatible with all existing versions of CostsMaster and with all network dongles.

The Licensing User guide is also updated to the latest version.