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IMPORTANT! Backing Up Your Data File

It is important to backup your data file on a regular basis. Unfortunately computers are prone to suffer problems¬†which can result in the loss of your valuable data. Problems may include failure of a hard disk (the device in your … Continue reading

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How Stock Quantities Work

The stock quantity of a part is how many of the item you have in stock. Each part can have two “in stock” values – one value for the quantity of “new” stock, and one value for the quantity of … Continue reading

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Check the Revision History for Recent Updates

Recent updates have been minor enhancements and fixes for Windows 7 compatibility. You can check the list of changes here: Revision History.

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How to Move the Parts Tracker Data File to Another Computer

These instructions show you how to move Parts Tracker from one computer to another. Specifically, this means moving the file that holds all your Parts Tracker data to a new computer, and installing Parts Tracker to run on the new … Continue reading

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Feedback on Bowltech

Here’s a thread on Bowltech.com asking for opinions and feedback about Parts Tracker from fellow mechanics.

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How to Use Parts Tracker for Two Centres on the Same Computer

These instructions show you how to set up a single computer – e.g. a laptop – that will be used to hold Parts Tracker data for two separate centres.

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How to Configure Maintenance Event Types for Equipment

Maintenance events can be associated with a machine number, a pair of lanes, a piece of equipment, or nothing at all. Examples of associating an event with equipment could include ball returns, motors, pinball machines, appliances, lane machines, etc.

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New in Version 4 – Importing Parts and Update Prices

NEW IN VERSION 4 Parts Tracker version 4 includes a new feature that allows you to import parts and price lists from suppliers and keep your prices up to date.

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How to Use Scheduled Shift Tasks

NEW IN VERSION 4 As of Parts Tracker v4, you can set up scheduled shift tasks. These are tasks that need to be performed on a regular basis – e.g. daily, weekly, etc.

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