Welcome to the MBS Dealer Version Site

Current Software version:   2017.02.16

2017/09/26
The Renew Codes for the hardware locks have been updated.

Click here to go to the Renew Codes Page

 

If you are experiencing any problems with this site please contact Randy, Jonathan, or Megan.

rstutsky@behlen.ca

jmiller@behlen.ca

medwards@behlen.ca

or

204-728-1188

This page was last edited 2017/09/26

 



ARCHIVE
         ***MBS Flex-Fast PATCH REQUIRED***
    Download and install patch to fix a cost error in MBS Flex-Fast version
     MAKE SURE MBS IS NOT RUNNING!
    Click here to go to the updates page to download the patch
         ***MBS PATCH REQUIRED***
    Download and install patch to fix an error in MBS, this shouldn't have a significant impact on
    pricing or design. 
     MAKE SURE MBS IS NOT RUNNING!
    Click here to go to the updates page to download the patch
   1. A NEW VERSION of MBS Dealer Software is available:  Version 2017.02.16
      *** ALL USERS MUST INSTALL THE NEW VERSION IMMEDIATELY   ***
        This new version contains updated price files. 
        Depending on the makeup of the building, you may see a price increase.
          Click here to go to the Full Download Page
   2. Old prices will be honored until March 16, 2017.
   3. As always, contact me if you have any questions.
The Renew Codes for the hardware locks have been updated.
Click here to go to the Renew Codes Page
   1. A NEW VERSION of MBS Dealer Software is available:   Version 2016.07.06
      *** ALL USERS MUST INSTALL THE NEW VERSION IMMEDIATELY   ***
        This new version is installed through a Patch, and contains updated price files. 
          Download and Install Patch, Click here to go to the MBS Patch Update Page
        As a Reminder you will need to update .SIZ files on existing jobs to see the new cost,
        Click here for instructions
   2. Old prices will be honored until Aug 6, 2016.
   3. As always, contact me if you have any questions.
   1. A NEW VERSION of MBS Dealer Software is available:   Version 2016.05.16
      *** ALL USERS MUST INSTALL THE NEW VERSION IMMEDIATELY   ***
        This new version contains updated price files. 
        Depending on the makeup of the building, you may see a price increase.
          Click here to go to the Full Download Page
   2. Old prices will be honored until June 16, 2016.
   3. As always, contact me if you have any questions.
The Renew Codes for the hardware locks have been updated.
Click here to go to the Renew Codes Page
1. A new version of MBS Dealer Software is available:   Version 2016.02.10
      *** ALL USERS MUST INSTALL THE NEW VERSION IMMEDIATELY   ***

        This new version contains updated price files. 
        Depending on the makeup of the building, you may see a slight decrease in prices.
        A few bugs in the program have been corrected.     
 2. Metric Input Version of MBS now available
       Run Shortcut included with Install named "MBS Dealer - Metric"
       Click here for Instructions on Creating a new Metric MBS Job
       Click here to go to the Full Download Page
 3. Old prices will be honored until March 15, 2016.
 3. As always, contact me if you have any questions.
2016/01/04
The Renew Codes for the hardware locks have been updated.
Click here to go to the Renew Codes Page
2015/09/14
***
MBS PATCH REQUIRED***
Download and install patch to fix a bug found in MBS, this shouldn't have a significant impact on pricing or design. 
MAKE SURE MBS IS NOT RUNNING!
Click here to go to the updates page to download the patch
2015/09/08
The Renew Codes for the hardware locks have been updated.
Click here to go to the Renew Codes Page
2015/09/02
***QUOTE SPREADSHEET PATCH REQUIRED***
Download and install patch to fix an error with the Freight pricing in the following Provinces: British Columbia, Ontario, and Newfoundland. 
MAKE SURE EXCEL QUOTE IS NOT RUNNING!
Click here to go to the updates page to download the patch
2015/08/18
1. ***
PATCH REQUIRED IF YOU INSTALLED VERSION 2015.08.08 ***       

a) If you downloaded and installed the new version of the software (Version 2015.08.08), then you will have to install this patch that will fix an error that was introduced in the cost files.

b) After patching, any MBS runs made with Dealer Version 2015.08.08 will need to have the   .SIZ files updated. For instructions on updating the .SIZ files click here.

c) Any building prices produced with the 2015.08.08 version will need to be reviewed by estimating before they will be honored.

2. If you did not install MBS Dealer Version 2015.08.08 then you do not need to apply the patch, instead install the new Version 2015.08.18. 

MAKE SURE MBS IS NOT RUNNING!

Click here to go to the updates page to download the patch.

Sorry for any inconvenience this has caused.

1. A new version of MBS Dealer Software is available:   Version 2015.08.18

      *** ALL USERS MUST INSTALL THE NEW VERSION IMMEDIATELY   ***

      This new version contains updated price files along with the 2014 Alberta Building Code.

       Depending on the makeup and location of your building, you may see a slight increase or decrease
       in prices.


      Click here to go to the Full Download Page


   2. Old prices will be honored until September 12, 2015.

   3. As always, contact us if you have any questions.

2014/12/23

A problem has been reported with some of the buttons on the excel quote sheet no longer working.

It Appears that this was a result of automatic updates from Microsoft.

There is an easy fix:

        1. Click the link below, download and run the Microsoft FixIT program.  It will automatically fix the button problems.

                        http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9875022

2         2. If you want to read about the problem click below:

                 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/3025036/EN-US

                       

As always, contact me if you have any questions.
1. A new version of MBS Dealer Software is available:   Version 2015.08.08

      *** ALL USERS MUST INSTALL THE NEW VERSION IMMEDIATELY   ***

      
This new version contains updated price files along with the 2014 Alberta Building Code.

       Depending on the makeup and location of your building, you may see a slight increase or decrease
       in prices.


      Click here to go to the Full Download Page


   2. Old prices will be honored until September 12, 2015.

   3. As always, contact us if you have any questions.
2015/05/07
The Renew Codes for the hardware locks have been updated.

Click here to go to the Renew Codes Page

2015/01/07        
New Renew Codes are available.

Click here to go to the renew codes page.
2014/10/10
1. A new version of MBS Dealer Software is available:   Version 2014.10.10

      *** ALL USERS MUST INSTALL THE NEW VERSION IMMEDIATELY   ***

      This new version contains updated price files. 

      Depending on the makeup of the building, you may see a price increase of 6-8%.

      I have also corrected a few bugs in the program.


      Click here to go to the Full Download Page


   2. Old prices will be honored until November 10, 2014.

   3. As always, contact me if you have any questions.
 2014/09/10        
New Renew Codes are available.

Click here to go to the renew codes page.
2014/05/13       
The Renew Codes for the hardware locks have been updated.

Click here to go to the Renew Codes Page
 2014/01/23    *** PATCH MAY BE REQUIRED ***        If you downloaded and then installed the new version of the software before 2:30 PM CST on 2014/01/23 then you will have to install this patch that will fix an error I introduced with the Ontario and Saskatchewan Building Codes.

If you do not quote buildings in these areas then you do not need to apply the patch.

MAKE SURE MBS IS NOT RUNNING!

Click here to go to the updates page to download the patch.

OR

Click here to download the patch.

Sorry for any inconvenience this has caused.


        2014/01/22       

   1. A new version of MBS Dealer Software is available:   Version 2014.02.02

      *** ALL USERS MUST INSTALL THE NEW VERSION IMMEDIATELY   ***

      This new version contains updated price files. 

      Depending on the makeup of the building, you may see a price increase of 6% or more.

      I have also corrected a few bugs in the program.


      Click here to go to the Full Download Page


   2. Old prices will be honored until February 22, 2014.

   3. The Renew Codes for the hardware locks have been updated.

      Click here to go to the Renew Codes Page

   4. As always, contact me if you have any questions.
 2014/01/22       
The Renew Codes for the hardware locks have been updated.

Click here to go to the Renew Codes Page
2013/06/11
  1. A new version of MBS Dealer is available:   Version 2013.06.15

    ****   ALL USERS MUST INSTALL THE NEW VERSION IMMEDIATELY   ****

    This new version contains updated price files.  

    Depending on the makeup of the building, you may see an increase or decrease in prices.

    I have also corrected a few bugs in the program.


    Click here to go to the Full Download Page


  2. Old prices will be honored until July 15, 2013.

  3. As always, contact me if you have any questions.
2013/05/11
The Renew Codes for the hardware locks have been updated.

Click here to go to the Renew Codes Page

2012/12/20
  1. A new version of MBS Dealer is available………..Version 2013.01.01

    ****   ALL USERS MUST INSTALL THE NEW VERSION IMMEDIATELY   ****

    This new version contains updated price files.  

    Depending on the makeup of the building, you can see a 1% to 5% DECREASE in prices.

    I have also corrected a few bugs in the program.

  2. A new "EXTREME FLEX-FAST" version has also been released.  This version will allow you to quote the simplest of buildings fast and efficiently.  This extreme version has limited inputs and will automatically determine the endwall and sidewall column spacings and rigid frame loads widths.  Try it and see for yourself.

    Extreme Inputs

  3. Old prices will be honored until February 1, 2013.

  4. As always, contact me if you have issues.
2013/04/15
A new version of MBS Dealer is available

Version 2013.04.15


                Click here to go to the Full Installation Page
 2013/01/09        The Renew Codes for the hardware locks have been updated.

                Click here to go to the Renew Codes Page
 2012/09/11
  1. A new version of MBS was released today………..Version 2012.09.15

    ****   ALL USERS MUST INSTALL THE NEW VERSION IMMEDIATELY   ****

    This new version incorporates The National Building Code 2010 for Provinces/Territories that require it.

    I have also corrected a few bugs in the program.

    There has not been any pricing changes.

    YOU MUST INSTALL THE NEW VERSION BEFORE YOU RENEW YOUR HARDWARE LOCK!!

  2. New Renew Codes are also available for your hardware locks, but please install the new version of the software BEFORE renewing your lock.


  3. To run existing jobs with the new version (2012.09.15), you MUST recalculate your loads for your location and then Make your Cost Estimate . 

    This will need to be done to every old job that you will want to re-price.  I would suggest making a copy of your job first and then recalculate your loads and re-price..


    a) 


    b)


    c)


    d)



  4. As always, contact me if you have issues.

2012/09/13
I found a problem with MBS Project and the latest release (2012.09.15).  The design errors were not being reported.  If you updated the software prior to September 14, there is a small update to fix the problem.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE UPDATE PAGE

If you have not installed version 2012.09.15, then simply download the full install which will have the update already incorporated.

Contact me if you have any issues.
2012/05/15
  1. A newer version of the software has been uploaded to the website. 

    ****   ALL USERS MUST INSTALL THE NEW VERSION  ****

    Building prices have changed and bugs have been corrected.

  2. New Renew Codes are available for your hardware locks.

                       Click here to go to the Renew Codes Page

  3. Old pricing will be honored until June 15, 2012.

  4. Minor problems and bugs were corrected.

  5. A new graphical editor view has been incorporated into each input screen to give you a real time view of your building configuration.

  6. A full install is required, there is no patch available.

                        Click here to go to the Full Install Page

  7. The quote spreadsheet has been converted to the newer Microsoft Office format (has the extension of .xlsm).  This has reduced the file size by 50%, which will help when emailing MBS jobs.

    If you are using Office 2010, you will not have any issues.  If you are using Office 2007, 2003, 2000, or XP, you MAY have some problems opening the quote spreadsheet.

    So, if you are unable to open the quote spreadsheet with your version of excel after you update, you will need to install a fix from Microsoft called the FileFormatConverters.exe


         Click here to download the fileformatconverters.exe file.
                    (click and run to install the Microsoft fix)

                                            or

         Click the FileFormatConverters link in your MBS Tools Folder to download the file.



  8. The online Video Tutorials for MBS are available.  All input Screens have an associated video tutorial.  Check it out if you like.  You will need a  High Speed Internet connection to adequately run the tutorials. 

                      Click here to go to MBS Video Tutorials page
2012/01/11

  1. The Renew Codes for the hardware locks have been updated.

                         Click here to go to the Renew Codes Page





  2. A newer version of the software has been uploaded to the website. 

    Minor problems were corrected, but the pricing remains the same.

    A new graphical editor view has been incorporated into each input screen to give you a real time view of your building.

    A full install is required, there is no patch available.

                        Click here to go to the Full Install Page

  3. One major change is that the quote spreadsheet has been converted to the newer Microsoft Office format (has the extension of .xlsm).  This has reduced the file size by 50%, which will help when emailing MBS jobs.

    If you are using Office 2010, you will not have any issues.  If you are using Office 2007, 2003, 2000, or XP, you MAY have some problems opening the quote spreadsheet.

    So, if you are unable to open the quote spreadsheet with your version of excel after you update, you will need to install a fix from Microsoft called the FileFormatConverters.exe


         Click here to download the fileformatconverters.exe file.
                    (click and run to install the Microsoft fix)

                                            or

         Click the FileFormatConverters link in your MBS Tools Folder to download the file.



  4. The online Video Tutorials for MBS are available.  All input Screens have an associated video tutorial.  Check it out if you like.  You will need a  High Speed Internet connection to adequately run the tutorials. 

                      Click here to go to MBS Video Tutorials page

 2011/09/22

A problem was found with some of the freight rates.  Ontario and east freight rates are affected.

A patch is available for the software.

All users should install the patch since other small bugs fixes are also included.

             CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE UPDATES PAGE


                                                      or

                    Click here to go to the Full Install Page

2011/09/15
  1. There is a new version of the dealer software:

    Version 2011.09.15

    ALL USERS MUST UPDATE.

    You must download the FULL INSTALL since the new version has many file changes.  Various Bug Fixes have been included in the new version along with new pricing files.  There is also a new quote sheet.

    The new version will see a price decrease of approximately 3% based on the mix of product in a particular building.

    One major change is that the quote spreadsheet has been converted to the newer Microsoft Office format (has the extension of .xlsm).  This has reduced the file size by 50%, which will help when emailing MBS jobs.

    If you are using Office 2010, you will not have any issues.  If you are using Office 2007, 2003, 2000, or XP, you MAY have some problems opening the quote spreadsheet.

    So, if you are unable to open the quote spreadsheet with your version of excel after you update, you will need to install a fix from Microsoft called the FileFormatConverters.exe


         Click here to download the fileformatconverters.exe file.
                    (click and run to install the Microsoft fix)

                                                   or

         Click the FileFormatConverters link in your MBS Tools Folder to download the file.


    One of the other changes to the program is the addition of mezzanines to the dealer package.  This feature will be available to those who receive/received mezzanine training.


    To download and install the MBS FULL INSTALL file,

                        Click here to go to the Full Install Page

    Since there were many changes to the program, if you have any problems or questions please contact Randy.


    Old Quotes will be honored until October 15, 2011.


  2. The Renew Codes for the hardware locks have been updated.

                       Click here to go to the Renew Codes Page


  3. The online Video Tutorials for MBS have been completed.  All input Screens have an associated video tutorial.  Check it out if you like.  You will need a  High Speed Internet connection to adequately run the tutorials. 

                      Click here to go to MBS Video Tutorials page

2011/06/10

The Renew Codes for the hardware locks have been updated.

                     Click here to go to the Renew Codes Page

2011/04/25
  • The FUEL SURCHARGE has increased from 40% to 45%.  This change can be manually made in your current spreadsheet, or you can install the software update that will change the value in the spreadsheet and update the spreadsheet version to 2011.04.25.
  • You must install the update immediately.
  • The new fuel surcharge is in effect immediately on all new and existing quotes.

  • To download and install the UPDATE file:


Click here to go to the Update Page


2011/03/22
  • The FUEL SURCHARGE has increased from 35% to 40%.  This change can be manually made in your current spreadsheet, or you can install the software update that will change the value in the spreadsheet and update the spreadsheet version to 2011.03.22.

    It is recommended that you install the update.

  • Old quotes will be honored until April 22, 2011.

  • To download and install the UPDATE file:
 2011/03/01
 
    * There has been an increase in steel prices due to current market conditions.

      The price change on buildings will vary due to the mix of product in each specific building.

      You can typically expect a 2% - 8% increase.

    * Hardware Lock Renew Codes have been Updated.
              (Click here to go to the Renew Codes Page)

    * Bug fixes are also included in this new version.

    * The Quote Spreadsheet has also been updated.

    * YOU MUST UPDATE YOUR SOFTWARE IMMEDIATELY!

    * Old quotes will be honored until April 1, 2011.

    * Remember to update your COST or SIZ files (database files) in your old jobs to update the pricing files.

    * You will have to download and install the FULL INSTALLATION file.  (There is no patch or update file this time for the software.)


      Click here to go to the Full Installation Page