Any Windows capable computer running at least the minimum hardware resources with an operating system from Windows XP to Windows 10, all versions (32 & 64 bit).
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, Force5 is designed for power-boats and sailboats of all sizes. However, it is primarily designed for Pre-purchase and Insurance type marine surveys.
Any Windows system can run this program. We like to see a computer running the recommended resources (not the minimum), but either works with Force5. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Yes, but only on a MAC running the Parallels program with Windows. Please check with Apple and Parallels for more information.
No, the program adjusts to most monitor resolutions and aspect ratios, again whatever the type of hardware you have follow the recommendations.
No, not to produce survey reports. Force 5 is a full stand-alone dedicated marine survey report generator.
Any laptop that is running Windows XP (or higher) will suffice. We really like the HP tablet PCs.
Force 5 is a true Windows® program running all standard Windows features.
Any Windows® compatible printer with up-to-date Windows® drivers will print. Keep your printer drivers up to date for your printer and operating system.
Any removable hardware like CD/DVD, flash drives or external hard disks are good for backup. Anything you are not prepared to lose should be backed up often. Use the Backup feature in Force5 to protect you surveys and templates.
Although a regular word processor would allow you to create a generic report outline, you still have the chore of retyping items specific to the vessel you are surveying. Time is also saved by doing no page formatting. We handle all the page formatting and build the sections with page numbering and references automatically. With Force 5, you type a new item choice, finding or recommendation only once and it is always there for use again - just a click away. Check out the Print Preview tutorial Video on the Website www.force5.org
Force 5 has an integrated spell checker, with on the fly correction options just like MS Word. It ships with the both the English US dictionary or the British English dictionary user selectable, others are available. Check with us for information.
DOES FORCE 5 ALLOW YOU TO DO MARINE SURVEYS FOR PRE-PURCHASE, RE-INSURANCE, COMMERCIAL VESSELS AND DAMAGE CLAIMS?
Force 5 comes with a built in Pre-purchase survey format. Optional Re-insurance, Commercial/Fishing Vessel and Damage/Claims templates are available at a nominal fee. You may also modify existing templates to suit your needs or even design your own.
Yes, the program has all the information for both powerboats and sailboats. However, when setting up for a new marine survey, if you do not require Sails and Rigging information you can simply check not to include it. Force 5 can be used for any size of vessel, commercial or leisure.
We have thoroughly tested Force 5 and it comes with a comprehensive User’s Manual. Therefore, we do not expect a great number of calls for personal system support. However, we have set up an excellent technical support system in the event you have any problems. This web site is your first place to check for Tech Support as we will be posting any tips and tricks here. Also, you may request Tech Support at any time and we'll get back to you ASAP. Contact us by clicking here.
Your first year of Tech Support is free. After that, the cost is only $89.95 per year.
All currently registered Force 5 customers will be notified and given incentives to upgrade to new versions prior to release to the public. Check this website often and send us an email if your contact information changes. We will email our customers whenever possible to notify them of upgrades, fixes and feature changes.