A. We opened October 1, 1981 writing PC based accounting, estimating and managing software primarily for the construction industry. Small Tool Tracking was introduced as an optional module of our DOS based program family in 1985 and has been upgraded since to keep up with industry trends. It is currently compatible with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008.
Q. What are the system requirements for Small Tool Tracking?
A. The system requirements for both single user and network versions are not demanding. Click here for specific information. It is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012 32 and 64 bit.
Q. Can I use the scanners I currently have?
A. While we sell Motorola products, it is possible that your scanner will work with Small Tool Tracking. It needs to be programmed to send a data stream "[prefix] [data] [suffix]" and connect to the PC's USB port or PS/2 keyboard wedge.
Q. Can I use the bar code labels I currently have?
A. Most likely. Our scanners decode all of the most popular topologies. If you would like to send us a sample, we would be happy to test it.
Q. What is the range of the cordless scanner?
A. 150 feet line-of-site. Slightly less when walls are in the path.
Q. Can I import into Small Tool Tracking data from my existing system?
A. Maybe. You will probably need to export your data to a spreadsheet and send it to us for help loading. You need a minimum of a unique Tool ID and Tool Description in your Tool List as well as a User List.
Q. In what order to I build my tool lists?
A. Build tool class list first as it will be a broad category under which tools can be grouped. Then begin building your tool list.
Q. How do I add the first tool to my list?
A. In the Tool tab, click on the + button of the List Navigator to insert a tool. Enter all of your tool information and then click on the check mark to save the entry.
Q. How do I determine a Tool ID?
A. A Tool ID can either be alpha or numeric. There cannot be duplicates of a Tool ID. Each one needs to be unique to identify particular tool. It is a good idea to be mindful of how you wish to use the tool ids before you begin the setup.
Q. How can I check out mutiple tools at the same time?
A. Hold the ctrl key on your keyboard and click each tool to be checked out.
Q. How many tools can I enter into the list?
A. There is no limit to the number of tools. There is not a limit either to tool classes or to users.
Q. How can I see the history of a tool?
A. Go to the By Tool icon and point to the tool. You will see assignment history in the right panel.
Q. How can I set up and use four hammers that are exactly alike?
A. Under tool type as you are setting up your tools, choose multiple and then put in the quantity. When checking out to a user, program will prompt you for the number being checked out and then will show the remaining ones as unassigned on the check out screen.
Q. What if I need to relocate my database to a new location?
A. Our Support Page has instructions for doing this. All data is contained in a single file which can be easily copied to a new location.