Downloads

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Beta Downloads

LinkCostsMaster Draftsman 5.5.17

This version is identical to 5.5.14 but contains updated licensing library files. Any users running 5.5.14 who are experiencing licensing issues should try using this version.

New in 5.5.14

Bug Fixes

1. Main Toolbar
a) Hint for Case Details drop down did not make clear that bill settings options were contained within it as well.
b) Order of buttons did not follow the order of the menu items.

2. Export Templates
a) Deleting an export template failed with an error that the settings file couldn’t be found.
b) Changes to Export Phrases for Back Sheet Templates were not saved.
c) Changes to export phrases back sheet templates were not loaded.

3. Case Plans
a) Counsel Event Travel Expenses did not appear in the table totals for over-runs and under-runs.

4. Parts
a) When incurred property was set the drop down properties menu showed the Anticipated property as selected and vice versa.

5. Quota Mode
a) Copies of Export Templates were not saved.

New in 5.5.12

1. Documentation
a) User Guide & Help File updated
b) Quick Start Guide to N260 Updated.
c) Shortcut Sheets updated.

Bug Fixes

1. Parts
a) Changing the order of parts without changing the current part did not cause other windows to update

2. Costs Budgets
a) It was possible to set the value for the Assumptions, Discussion in the Edit Phase window for the Unassigned Phase.
b) Pre-action Variation costs now appear if they are (wrongly) recorded by the Draftsman and an extra line is added to the Variation particulars sheet if necessary.

3. Quota Mode
a) Checkbox option for including Attendances in Find & Replace not visible.
b) Correct cells for Find & Replace found strings in Attendances and Disbursements not highlighted.
c) CMSCategory and CMSHourlyRate not included in Find & Replace.
a) When resolving negative time the item was not deleted if no time remained (subject to option in Local Settings).d strings in Attendances and Disbursements. Include CMSCategory and CMSHourlyRate in search.

4. Case Plans
a) CCFS Counsel Travel Expenses that have been recorded but disabled still appeared in the totals.
b) Counsel Events Travel claims not showing in running totals in Control centre.

5. Additional Liabilities
a) List Index Error when recalculating running totals where there are two (or more) additional liabilities, the first is unused and set to End of Each part, and the second has an additional liability disbursement.

6. Legal Aid Claims
a) Trailing spaces in CCMS attributes are now stripped automatically.

LinkCostsMaster Quota 5.5.14

New in 5.5.14

Bug Fixes

1. Parts
a) When incurred property was set the drop down properties menu showed the Anticipated property as selected and vice versa.

2. Main Toolbar
a) Hint for Case Details drop down did not make clear that bill settings options were contained within it as well.

3. Export Templates
a) Deleting an export template failed with an error that the settings file couldn’t be found.
b) Copies of Export Templates were not saved.

New in 5.5.12

1. Costs Budget
a) New fields in the Costs Budget window for the Precedent T Date and Variation general explanation.
b) New columns in the Costs Budget grid for Variation and Variation Explanation, both of which are hidden unless a part is set to show variation costs.
c) Budget Discussion column only appears after an opponent budget has been created.
d) New export template for Costs Budget Variation (Precedent T)
e) Option to specify whether budget figures include only anticipated or incurred & anticipated dcosts renamed to make its purpose clearer.

2. Attendances
a) Drop down boxes at bottom of window now have an “Unassigned” option.

3. Parts
a) Anticipated property is replaced by four new properties: Incurred/Pre-Budget, Anticipated/Budgeted, Variation & Non-budgeted. The alternatives for the first two are shown depending on whether any Phase in the budget window has a budget figure set. The shortcut for the Anticipated property is deprecated.

4. Grids
a) Default value for alignment of Amount columns is now right-aligned.
b) In multiselect mode Shift-Home and Shift-End shortcuts allow the user to select items from current row to start/end of grid.

5. Local Options
a) New option to show hints for menu items.

6. Searches
a) Following fields added to search routines: CaseParty fields, FE & Counsel Further Info. Disbursement: DisbType.

7. Documentation
a) User guide and help file updated
b) Quick Start Guide to N260 Updated.
c) Shortcut Sheet Updated.

8. Misc.
a) New Licensing library files.

Bug Fixes

1. Costs Budgets
a) Costs Budget window did not update the panels on the top row if open when the part variation property is set.
b) Costs Budget window did not update the minimum width to take account of the variation panel being visible.
c) Amounts did not appear for locations in the supporting documentation.
d) Costs Budget Settings window, Phases pages referred to Activities for disbursements rather than expenses.
e) Incorrect tab order on Edit Costs Budget Phase window.
f) Option to Also group by expense on the Costs Budget Settings window, Phases page, was not disabled when disabling grouping by disbursements.
g) Option to group profit costs by task was not disabled when showing budget phases.
h) It was possible to set the value for the Assumptions and Discussion in the Edit Phase window for the Unassigned Phase.

2. N260
a) Help Page not opening correctly from N260 Settings Window.

3. Grids
a) ASCII control characters were not stripped out from text entered into grids.
b) Occasional AV during Undo of an operation that created a row, when the filter is enabled.
c) Occasional List Index error when turning the filter back on.

4. Counsel
a) Edit Counsel window had an incorrect default minimum size.

5. Licence Manager
a) Verify function did not immediatley check connection to Remote server

6. Narrative
a) Occasional AV when deleting text.

7. Import Work
a) When resolving negative time the item was not deleted if no time remained (subject to option in Local Settings).

8. Misc.
a) Internal ID values getting duplicated in certain circumstances.
b) Formatting errors where currency symbol is not set to “£”
a) Using Help > Email Support to send the current file resulted in the copy received being corrupted.

LinkCostsMaster Licence Server 1.4.0

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.