NBS Create

Download the latest version of the NBS Create software and find out what's included in the latest content and software updates.

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NBS Create – Microsoft Windows 7, 8 and 10
Version: 1.6.1
Released: August 2016


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NBS Create – Microsoft Windows XP and Vista only
Version: 1.6.1
Released: August 2016


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v1.6.1 - August 2016

Introduction of the new NBS brand

NBS Create is among the first of our NBS products to see the introduction of the new NBS brand. The application of the new NBS brand provides a visually appealing, refreshed interface.

Watch our video about the new look NBS Create

Bug fixes

This update includes fixes to a number of software issues including:

  • Presentation of long system titles in Table of Contents.
  • New and existing users are now able to edit display name. Find out more
  • Duplicate systems are now logically ordered by clause reference, then alphabetically by suffix.
  • Missing specification title produces an error on publishing.
  • Type A suffix when only one version of a clause.
  • Inline clause revision now published for all clause types not just system outline clauses. Find out more

v1.6 - March 2016

This version of NBS Create provides a new export to Microsoft Word option:

  • Delivered in direct response to customer feedback
  • Enjoy more flexibility when formatting specifications
  • Apply your corporate styles even easier
  • Continue to use the range of existing in-product formatting options
  • New eLearning module on formatting and printing.

When you are ready to format and publish, consider how the new export to Microsoft Word functionality can benefit you.

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FAQ's

v1.5.3 - December 2015

This is a maintenance update. While we recommend installing it, this is not a mandatory update. NBS Create v1.5.3 is fully compatible with all other versions of NBS Create in use (v1.5.1 and v1.5.2).

v1.5.2 - August 2015

This version of NBS Create fixes known issues within the software including:

  • NBS Create closes abruptly when adding new clauses to the beginning of some project management sections
  • Deleting clauses caused a broken content link to occur in some specific scenarios
  • Random loss of spacing between words when working in the editor
  • User unable to delete customer reports
  • User experiences performance issues when stopping/hiding updates on larger specifications
  • Broken link occurs when highlighting a clause, deleting and saving
  • Save All no longer functions after deleting a second level clause

We would encourage users to install this latest update to get the best experience from NBS Create.

Important information for customers with specifications being opened with pre 1.5 versions of NBS Create

Once a specification is opened in NBS Create version 1.5.2 it cannot be edited in versions v1.4.7 or earlier. This is of particular importance if there are a number of colleagues working on a specification together. Please consider this prior to installation. This doesn't affect your office master content.

If you use the NBS Plug-in for Autodesk® Revit® to better coordinate your specification and drawings, there is a new version you will need to install for use with NBS Create 1.5 and above.

v1.5.1 - June 2015

This version of NBS Create fixes known issues within the software. We would encourage users to install this latest update to get the best experience from NBS Create. Go to ‘Updates’ and select ‘Software Updates’ within the NBS Create toolbar (see below) to check which version you are using. From here you will be given a link to the latest software download.

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Important information for customers with specifications being opened with pre 1.5 versions of NBS Create only:

  • Once a specification is opened in NBS Create version 1.5.1 it cannot be edited in versions v1.4.7 or earlier. This is of particular importance if there are a number of colleagues working on a specification together. Please consider this prior to installation. This doesn't affect your office master content.
  • If you use the NBS Plug-in for Autodesk® Revit® to better coordinate your specification and drawings, there is a new version you will need to install for use with NBS Create 1.5 and above.

v1.5 - April 2015

Important: Once a specification is opened in NBS Create v1.5 it cannot be edited in previous versions. This is of particular importance if there are a number of colleagues working on a specification together. Please consider this prior to installation. This doesn't affect your office master content.

NBS Create version 1.5 delivers improvements across 4 areas as follows:

Performance

  • All NBS Create users will see a noticeable improvement, particularly users who are working together on the same specification.

Flexibility when saving

  • Users can now decide when to save or discard their edits. In previous versions, NBS Create automatically saved all edits to the job.
  • If you're editing the specification concurrently across a number of sections, all sections will open as separate tabs. You choose to save the edits in the current section, or across all the sections you are currently editing.
  • Unsaved changes in a section are indicated by an asterix.
  • Save-reminders are now included in software options. Set these to run from 5 to 60 minute intervals. Default is 15 minutes.
  • Save-reminders also appear when closing a section that you've been editing.

Prompts when deleting, exporting and printing

  • You'll see a prompt when you delete the last instance of a clause from your job.
  • If you're working on a specification at the same time as another user and you try and open a clause they've deleted, the software now lets you know so you can decide whether your next action is to give them a call to discuss OR to refresh your job to include their changes.
  • If you try to print or export a job that has unsaved content, we'll let you know.
  • If you try to create a milestone with unsaved changes, there's a prompt for this too to check this was your intention and what the impact might be.

Easier to apply NBS content updates to your specifications

  • On-screen 'before and after' preview for when there's been multiple changes to a clause.
  • You can now add a clause rename into your job with a single step.

If you use the NBS Plug-in for Autodesk Revit® to better coordinate your specification and drawings, there is a new version you will need to install for use with NBS Create 1.5.

v1.4.7 - June 2014

This version of NBS Create introduces new features and many improvements. We recommend that all NBS Create users upgrade to this version and it is highly recommended for customers using Office Masters.

Office Masters

  • Key improvements to the performance of Office Masters – essential for all users.

New Features

  • New options to insert cross references to make it easier to read and navigate printed documents.

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  • New functionality for searching, sorting and making bulk changes in the Licences and Users page making it easier to manage permissions of large numbers of users.

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Other Improvements

  • Standardisation of placement of clause number on contents pages and throughout the specification – now placing the number before the title.
  • Stylesheets now retaining embedded logos.
  • System Manufacturer value lists available in duplicated systems.
  • Section/system codes on system separator pages corrected.
  • Plus many more smaller improvements to the software.