Symptoms

When selecting links from the NBS Guidance to some Scottish Technical Standards the appropriate link does not open. An example of an affected link is displayed below.

Screen-shot of the NBS Guidance panel with an affected link

More information

We have been working to link the NBS Guidance to the Scottish Technical Standards in NBS Building Regulations. However, some of the links have not been activated.

Resolution

We have developed a patch to resolve this issue. Instructions on how to apply it are given below.

For NBS Building Customers:
  1. If open please close NBS Building
  2. Download the zip archive containing the updated files from NBS Building - Downloads and Updates
  3. Extract the ‘NBSGuidance_abr.chm’, ‘NBSGuidance_full.chm’ and ‘NBSGuidance_mw.chm’ files to the Resources folder
  4. For Standalone installations the default location is C:\Program Files\NBS\NBS Building\Resources
  5. For Network installations the resources folder will be located on the server used to unpack the NBS software; for example, (Drive Letter):\’Path to NBS’\Program Files\NBS\NBS Building\Resources
  6. Overwrite the files at this location when prompted and then run NBS Building.
For NBS Landscape Customers:
  1. If open please close NBS Landscape
  2. Download the zip archive containing the updated files from NBS Landscape - Downloads and Updates
  3. Extract the ‘NBSGuidance_l.chm’ file to the Resources folder
  4. For Standalone installations the default location is C:\Program Files\NBS\NBS Landscape\Resources
  5. For Network installations the resources folder will be located on the server used to unpack the NBS software; for example, (Drive Letter):\’Path to NBS’\Program Files\NBS\NBS Landscape\Resources
  6. Overwrite the file at this location when prompted and then run NBS Landscape.