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 5.2.3

CostsMaster 5.2 contains the New Format Bill v2 Templates, improvements to Success fees, plus many bug fixes and minor improvements.

New In 5.2.3

1. New Format Bill
a) New v2 Templates added.

2. Success Fees
a) Now require a unique Description.
b) Newly created success fees are given a default description of “Success Fee”
c) Unused Success Fees are now shown in blue.
d) Disbursements within unused success fees now appear with a grey “excluded” cross and are thus visible as such in the Part Disbursements window and in Disbursement reports.
e) Success fees assigned to parts that are all excluded now appear with a grey “excluded” cross and any disbursements within them follow suit.

3. Column Bills
a) Success Fee Disbursements can now be exported in parts where no success fee is claimed.

4. Purchase Wizard
a) Updated to refer to latest privacy policy.
b) The type of licence (dongle, product key) can no longer be specified by the user.
c) Removed reference to cheques from the general payment description.

5. Documentation
a) User Guide and help file updated.

Bug Fixes

1. New Format Bill
a) Success Fee Disbursements appearing out of order in the XLSX document and in the wrong part in the RTF document.
b) Success Fee Disbursements appearing in the first part assigned to the success fee irrespective of the Success Fee location setting.
c) Budgeted figures in RTF Budget v Bill summary did not take into account any part limitation.
d) Some Figures in XLSX documents were occasionally out by a penny or two due to rounding errors, depending on the rate and time claimed.

2. Costs Budgets
a) Expert Summary entries not grouped correctly for items after an item with a trailing space.

3. Column Bills
a) Success Fee Disbursements not exporting where the only costs attracting the success fee are costs of assessment and the success fee is set to export in the last relevant part or at the end of the bill. Also affects Notices of Commencement and other documents using the bill export structure.
b) Entries showed for success fees in some circumstances where the percentage claimed was zero.

4. Party Details
a) Recording routines in New Bill Mode where only the phase was specified resulted in the phase not being taken into account when matching existing entries which could lead to routines being recorded against the wrong phase.
b) Warnings about recording routine items without first specifying phase or task and activity occurred when exiting a cell in the grid when the value had not changed.

5. Import Work
a) Task information sometimes being lost when importing work containing certain phases
b) Work using the Unassigned phase code was interpreted as a contingent phase.

6. Pending Work
a) AV when moving items from a filtered grid to locations within the file.
b) Time is Negative box in Edit Pending Attendance window not updating.

7. Success Fees
a) Grid not updating for all values when exiting the Edit Window

8. Find & Replace
a) Replace All with prompt caused an AV when moving from a non-grid item to a grid item.

9. Case Details
a) New Format Bill Settings menu item missing.

10. Licensing
a) Trial window was not shown when running a trial using a network product key

LinkCostsMaster Quota 5.2.3

CostsMaster Quota 5.2 contains a number of bug fixes and improvements.

New in 5.2.3

1. Purchase Wizard
a) Updated to refer to latest privacy policy.
b) The type of licence (dongle, product key) can no longer be specified by the user.
c) Removed reference to cheques from the general payment description.

2. Documentation
a) User Guide and help file updated.

Bug Fixes

1. Costs Budgets
a) Expert Summary entries not grouped correctly for items after an item with a trailing space.

2. Import Work
a) Task information sometimes being lost when importing work containing certain phases
b) Work using the Unassigned phase code was interpreted as a contingent phase.

3. Find & Replace
a) Replace All with prompt caused an AV when moving from a non-grid item to a grid item.

4. Licensing
a) Trial window was not shown when running a trial using a network product key.

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.

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.

LinkGuide to Upgrading to Version 5

A quick guide to the major changes in version 5.

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, product 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.