File Linking and Embedding Added to ArchAdministrator for Architects

BLOOMFIELD, NJ, December 12, 2002 -- PS Software Solutions announced today that it has fully integrated File Linking and Embedding into its increasingly popular software program, ArchAdministrator. The new file linking and embedding feature has been added to the recently added Attachments module and has been designed to simplify the task of linking or embedding an unlimited number of files to any project, correspondence, invoice, travel log, field report, etc. This powerful new feature has been incorporated into all existing ArchAdministrator modules and allows the user to do the following:

* store and organize graphic, CAD and PDF files; word and speadsheet documents, etc.
* link/embed an unlimited number of files to any letter, memo, submittal, field report, etc.
* search for and organize the linked/embedded files by; project, date, category, detailed description
* view, modify and/or print files using the source file's native program

The new file Linking and Embedding feature allows the user to store a wide variety of file types (i.e., graphic images, CAD drawings, word documents, PDF files and more) Linked/Embedded files are automatically stored in their native program's format and when accessed will automatically open the file's associated program for viewing, revisions, printing, etc.. The following list illustrates how ArchAdministrator users can utilize the new Linking/Embedding feature to store, link, and sort: 

* digital camera images or scanned photos associated with a project, field report, site visit, etc. 
* additional correspondence files created in other word processor or spreadsheet programs
* construction documents stored in CAD files created in programs like Autocad, MicroStation, etc. 
* HTML or PDF files downloaded from product manufacturers' Web sites and much more

ArchAdministrator users can access the Attachment Images database by selecting the "Attach" button located on various views in the Billing Invoice, Internal and Outbound Correspondence, Submittal, Transmittal and Travel Logs modules. Or by selecting "Open Attachment Images Database" from the "Tools" menu located at the top of the Main Menu view.

With more than eighty free version upgrades since its introduction in 1997, ArchAdministrator continues to establish itself as the standard against which all office and project management software will be measured and offers design professionals the most comprehensive database solution on the market. ArchAdministrator has garnered praise from the architectural community and maintains a competitive lead in its technical innovation, seamless integration, and user-friendly design.

For more information on PS Software Solutions or its product line, visit the PS Software Solutions web site at or call 1-888-748-7166 in the United States and 973-748-1818 outside the US.

Availability, Pricing, and Technical Requirements

ArchAdministrator Release 2.0 requires a Pentium 120 or higher IBM PC or compatible processor, with Microsoft Windows 95, 98, NT, 2000, or XP and a minimum of 16MB RAM (32MB for Windows 98 and NT 4.0) and 70MB of disk space to install minimum features. Additional space is required for the installation of optional features.

Founded in 1995. PS Software Solutions offers high quality software products and services that reflect the company's unique understanding of the architectural and engineering communities. PS Software Solutions' innovative approach is evident in a new class of office and project management applications that integrate data generated by design professionals in ways never before seen. PS Software Solutions markets its products throughout the United States and provides professional consulting, support, and education services.

PS Software Solutions and ArchAdministrator are trademarks of PS Software Solutions. All other company names and products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

EDITOR'S NOTE: A copy of this release and other company information is also available via fax by dialing 1-888-748-7166 within the US and 1-888-748-7166 in Cananda.

Release 12/12/02