Summary

You can configure your NBS software to suit your preferences. Select Tools > My Settings from the menu, then choose the File Locations tab. You can now edit key files or folders related to your NBS software. Note: settings only take effect on the machine they’re changed on.

More information

The File Locations tab allows you to edit key files or folders related to the NBS software. Below is a list of locations you can change:

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  • Default Specification Location: The location where your Specification files will be created automatically unless changed.
  • Default Preliminaries Location: The location where your Preliminaries files will be created automatically unless changed.
  • NBS Libraries Location: The location in where all the NBS data is stored. NBS Guidance and Clause information is all saved here. Note: If you are running a network install it is advised to keep this location pointing to the network.
  • Office Standards Location: The location where your office standards will be created automatically unless changed. This also sets the location for browsing to office standards in the references section.
  • Default “Save As” Location: The automatically selected save location from File > Save As in the menu. This location can still be changed when saving the file.
  • Office Print Settings Location: This file stores print settings for printing from the NBS software. You can point all machines to this file and the printouts will use the same font size, colour, style etc.
  • Compact Recovery Location: The location where the software will look first for a specification or preliminaries file when using the Compact Specification tool. The tool can be found in the menu under Tools > Compact Specification.
  • Security File Location: Location for the file called ‘security.sms’ – this file saves user details for logging into the software. If you want all your machines to have the same user login details they will need to point to the same security.sms file on the network.
  • Office Settings File Location: Stores file locations for all the above in a file called ‘officesettings.xml’. If a machine points to an Office Settings file the locations will change to these settings.