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Current version (see below for more downloads):

Minor defect correction.

  • Alphabetic suit representation in reports should use same font as the rest of the paragraph.been resolved.
How To Install

Download the zip file, extract it and follow the instructions in the Installation Notes document.

See the Installation page for an important note about the Windows security check for downloaded programs.

Licensing

You need a licence subscription to use Bridge Deal Manager. The subscription is for the software to be used on a single PC for the period of the licence term. If BDM is started with no active subscription, then you get the opportunity to acquire a 28-day evaluation licence for the device. This allows you to start using the product immediately with unrestricted functionality, and later get a full licence.

License BDM for 1 PC for 12 months (£35).
You will receive a payment receipt immediately,
and a licence code later.

Subject to fair usage, a full licence subscription is transferable to a different PC. A mechanism is provided to transfer a subscription to a replacement PC, or even simply to change which PC you wish to use for the application. But you must not abuse this facility to keep switching back and forth between devices. If you want to use the software on multiple devices, you should have a licence subscription for each. You can rescind an old PC’s subscription from the new PC. So, you can easily transfer a subscription if the old device is no longer available. You just need the licence code to do this, so you should keep the code secure. The code is not shown on BDM’s licensing management form.

BDM checks with an online licensing server for the device’s subscription status. When correctly licensed, it does not check again for seven days (or until the licence expires). If the licensing server cannot be contacted and the last check was successful, then the application continues to work for a further twenty-one days (or until the licence expires). This means that the device only needs to be connected to the internet to check the subscription status once every twenty-eight days. It also means that if you have not run the application for twenty-eight days, then you will need to connect to the internet to use it.

If the application cannot contact the licensing server, there is an independent secondary licensing system with simplified logic that trusts the previous validation response and grants a new twenty-one-day grace period. This means that the application will continue to function when it has not been used for more than twenty-eight days and the primary licensing system is temporarily down for maintenance. But you do need to connect to the internet.

You can enter a new licence code ahead of time. BDM will continue to use the old subscription until it expires, and the licence period for the new licence only starts when needed.

The licensing system has been designed to make the user’s life as easy as possible, but it also actively checks for abuse. If you attempt to unfairly circumvent the licensing, the providers reserve the right to block your device from using the application, the right to block the device from using the licence, and the right to revoke the licence completely.

Previous versions:

Significant issues with PBN import have been resolved.

Enhanced PBN import and export is implemented, primarily for compatibility with Bridge Composer.

Minor functionality enhancements.

  • New functionality to check for and retrieve orphaned deals.
  • New MultipleLineField.SingleNewLine property.

Minor defect correction.

  • Using the mouse in the auction table to navigate away from a newly created empty last cell, does not remove the cell and can lead to a subsequent exception.

Minor functionality enhancements, including ‘r’ for redouble in the auction box.

Remove unnecessary modules from the application to reduce size.