Rates Installation & Registration
The Cinergy Labor Rate Browser is installed in 2
parts. The first part is the installation of the Labor
Rate Browser program which is pre-loaded with a small sample
labor rates database. The second part is the
installation of the
most recently available rates. Without the second part,
you will only have access to the small sample labor rates
The Cinergy Labor Rates Browser
program is already installed if you have purchased and
installed any of the following items: Cinergy Budgeting, Cinergy
Scheduling, Cinergy On-The-Set, or Cinergy
Post-Production. If you have installed any of these,
then you only need to download the latest rates, you will not
need to install the Labor Rates Browser program, only the new
Alternately, if you wish to only
install the standalone Labor Rates Browser program, without
installing any of the above listed modules, you may download the
installer for the Standalone Labor Rates Browser
program. Both programs are identical, except that
one runs from inside the Cinergy Budgeting software, while the
standalone version can run on its own, without Cinergy being
the Cinergy software or the Labor Rate Browser software
You may skip this step if you have
previously installed Cinergy or the standalone Labor Rates
You must install the Cinergy software before
you can begin the registration process. Insert the
CD-ROM, or if you downloaded the software from the web, run the
install program. You must complete the
installation before moving on to the next steps. During the installation, you
may be asked to reboot your computer. Be sure to do that
before proceeding with any more steps.
If you have not yet downloaded
the program, then get
the latest Labor Rates Database
If you haven't already done so, download the installer for
the latest labor rates database.
When prompted by the browser, tell it that you want to save the file to disk. The RateDataSetup.exe file may be saved into any folder on your hard drive, and will only be required during the setup. It can be deleted in a later step to preserve disk space.
the Latest Rates
Use your "My Computer" icon, or Windows Explorer, to find the file you saved in Step
2 above. Double click on RateDataSetup.exe Follow
the on-screen instructions. The most important part of this step is to select the proper destination folder for your labor rates. You MUST select the same folder where the core Cinergy software was installed in Step #1.
your installed Cinergy Labor Rate Browser program
Click on the Windows START menu, then clicking on PROGRAMS > CINERGY > LABOR RATE BROWSER
your Installation ID and Serial Number(s) >>
The Installation ID is found on the Registration
screen, and on the Help > About screen. If you made your
purchase online, you will not have a serial number
yet. But, if you purchased a boxed version from
a retail store, be sure to locate the serial
number sheet contained inside your Cinergy software box.
your Installation ID and Serial Number to Mindstar Technical
The Installation ID can by highlighted, and cut & pasted
into an email, or into MSN Instant Messenger. The
Installation ID is required, but the serial
number is only required if you purchased a boxed version from
a retail store.
Email can be sent to support@MindstarProds.com
MSN Instant Messages can be sent to MSN screen name: Cinergy2000@MindstarProds.com
|Check for reply from Mindstar Technical Support
A serial number and license key number for each registered
module will be emailed to you within 24 hours, after Technical Support
confirms the validity of the Installation ID and Serial Number
your Serial Numbers and License Keys into Cinergy >>
Launch the Cinergy software. If the "Trial Time
Remaining" screen appears, click on the button labeled
"Register". If the "Trial Time
Remaining" screen did not appear, just click on Special
> Register Cinergy Modules in the Cinergy main menubar.
Enter the codes you were sent into the appropriate locations,
then click "Register"
Rates even after you have registered?
Your labor rates may display a message that says the expiration date on your labor rates has passed. Just click on the OK button to proceed into the Labor Rates program. The message about expiration dates is simply a notice that some of the rates have expired. If you purchased the rates close to the end of a quarter, you will be sent an email when new rates are available. But the message does not prevent you from using the rates in any way.