FAQs: Setup

What kind of computer does the software need?

The software runs on Windows-based computers only. In addition, BSD offers a cloud-based version of SpecLink-E. The cloud version of SLE can be accessed from all major computer platforms -- including mobile devices -- anywhere an internet connection is available (Windows, Mac OS, Linux, iOS, and/or Android). The Hardware Requirements Page describes the current minimum and recommended hardware requirements.

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Is it multi-user?

Yes. On networks, the software will restrict usage to the number of users licensed into accordance with the subscription agreement. Server installations will allow simultaneous use up to the number of users limit -- in addition, any number of workstations may be set up to run the software. Refer to the current User Manual here for more information.

More than one user may work in a project at the same time--but individual sections may be edited by only one user at a time.

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I haven't used SpecLink-E for several months. Do I need to do anything special with updates before beginning a new project?

No, you don't need to do anything special. However, if you would like to start a new project with the latest data, you can update immediately. Simply go to the Tools tab, Update to Master Group, and select Updates Administration. Then click on the Update Now button. All updates that have occurred since you lat update will be installed automatically.

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What happens if I decide not to renew my subscription? Can I still use my specifications?

After your subscription has expired, you can print your existing specs or export them to Word or to RTF. You can't start new projects, open any section, add new sections, or change the contents of any section, except by exporting to word processing.

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How long have these software projects been available?

SpecLink was launched in March 1996 and has been updated quarterly since inception.

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