...the first bit of construction software written for the UK market on Microsoft Windows 3.0* was released. BDS Software part of Newcastle University and owned by Professor Steve Lockley wrote NBS Specification Manager for NBS Services... and that is the reason the NBS Research and Development team is here today. Some screenshots and a retro video below...
|The famous Specification Manager juggler splash screen|
|A drawing board - not a computer in sight!|
|Who needs t'interweb when you can have thousands of books on book shelves across the office?|
|Good old "F30" used for years in NBS demo videos|
|Accompanied by a suitably futuristic purple light is... a computer!|
|Write your spec to the left - guidance and standards to the right - what's changed?|
|Manufacturer information from Celotex|
(23 years later, still a valued customer of ours and now taking National BIM Library)
|Export the data to COBie? I don't think so - printer paper with holes in will do|
Watch the video below...
For more memories on our dedicated '40 years of NBS' page see:
Also, anyone want to guess the architectural practice? Add your comments below.
* Prof Lockley promises me that this was the case.