VMS (SVE) Program Updates
Vessel Management System (SVE)

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As updates are made available you'll be able to download from the link below. Updates are easy to install and do not affect your valuable data.

VMS (SVE) is designed and tested in a multi-user and networked environment, but it is beyond the responsibility of the developer to anticipate the idiosyncrasies of every network context. So self-sufficiency in Windows Networking is recommended if this capability is to be utilized (not required for single computer operation).

Windows XP users who download and install Windows XP Service Pack 2 (sp2) may experience connectivity issues when using networked databases. The issues with XP SP2 are well known and documented. There is no destruction of VMS following the installation of SP2, only the network permissions need adjustment. It is beyond the responsibility of the VMS developer to anticipate or adjust your network context.

Although the following advice is rarely taken, a thorough reading of the Help File and use of the practice data (provided) is strongly recommended. The full functionality of VMS will not be revealed without exposure to these resources.

Updates are published as bugs are found, improvements are designed, or suggestions from users implemented. So remember to check here often, if a tree falls in the forest you'll want to hear it.

All support issues are addressed by email only (very fast).


Please note: All errors are corrected in a timely manner as they are discovered. Please visit this page for program updates, note the date of posting and check for an error that you might have encountered. If an error you've encountered is not listed (or if you would like to make a suggestion useful to all users) please . Many apologies if you were inconvenienced by an error. I'm embarrassed by error issues and they are given immediate attention. Updates below are installed without modification to your valuable "Default Data" file.

Click here to download current Help File (revised 10.29.2006).

Before applying update close VMS.

After applying the Interface Update VMS will always force the user to "re-link" to the appropriate data file. If you are using VMS on a "Server" computer you are required to close all workstations, open VMS on the server, link to the Default Data File, then close VMS. Then your workstations may re-link. VMS will not operate correctly on the workstations unless this action is taken for every workstation (if networked).

Latest Update Below:


Click here for Interface and Help File Update posted 11.01.2006 This update includes: Added type module type change option to inventory, removed most find commands from parent data modules, introduced new search utility in most QuickViews, removed undo utility from most data modules, simplified command button choices on most data entry modules, modified QuickViews to display rotation records in bold type, modified QuickViews to be available at module open, modified splash screen for easier menu opening, fixed bug in video module that prevented update of category field, extensive help file update.

5.15.2006: Fixed really embarrassing error that would not allow new inventory records to be displayed (many apologies, thanks for the tip Sean). Fixed error that would not allow backup if Vessel Name contained characters considered illegal when constructing file names. Added Compact Disk, Video and Book inventory modules. Added data import function for VMS Standard (legacy application) and Nobeltec (legacy application) import. Fixed index sort order of Engineering/Planner Log. Modified Transactions data input to accept single debit or credit/record (allows previous double entries to be corrected), added Module Re-size utility (enlarges modules for high resolution monitors), modified Transactions QuickView, changed Default Data backup conventions (eliminated unique identifier, replaced with other descriptions), other minor modifications, tweaks and bug fixes.

11.14.2005: Changed opening message and link logic, modified Inventory modules to show only Inventory attached to Tasks when viewed from the Maintenance tab, added Tasks Assigned to Inventory to the Inventory QuickView, other minor adjustments. 10.29.2005: Added Task Inventory Debit module to facilitate specific inventory adjustment for associated Engine-Component Task, several other adjustments to Inventory and Engine-Component modules and QuickViews. 7.20.2005: Added context sensitive help file, other minor adjustments. 6.20.2005: Updated Internet registration process, revised help file, other minor adjustments, modified Inventory modules to show only Inventory attached to Tasks when viewed from the Maintenance tab, added Tasks Assigned to Inventory to Inventory QuickView, changed opening message and link logic, added Task Inventory Debit module to facilitate specific inventory adjustment for associated Engine-Component Task, several other adjustments to Inventory and Engine-Component modules and QuickViews, other minor adjustments.

Prior Modifications: Updated Internet registration process, revised help file, other minor adjustments.