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VersionDistribution 62.50% 25.00% 12.50%

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NBS Tools

What is NBS Tools?  (from RIBA Enterprises)

The NBS Construction Desktop is the name for our range of inter-related specification and information products. In bringing together the strengths of the NBS specification systems, their integral product and manufacturer information, links to the Construction Information Service and our NBS information resources, we ca...  Read more


NBS Tools is a program developed by RIBA Enterprises. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software installer includes 46 files and is usually about 29.77 MB (31,219,162 bytes). NBSSpecificationUpdater.dll is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 54% of users of NBS Tools come from United Kingdom, it is also popular in the United States and Czech Republic.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.RIBAEnterprises.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NBS\NBS Tools\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{510387C3-E99E-458F-8A7B-08921A031B19}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 29.77 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by NBS Tools

  • ZipViewer.dll - RIBAE.Perspective.ZipViewer
  • Perspective.Common.dll - RIBAE.Perspective.Common
  • NBSSpecificationUpdater.dll - NBSSpecificationUpdater
  • NBSAnnotationManager.dll - NBSAnnotationManager
  • NBSDocumentViewer.dll - NBS Document Viewer (NBSDocumentViewer)
  • NBSV.dll
  • NBSToolsCommon.dll - NBSToolsCommon
  • NBSAnnotator.exe - NBS Annotator
  • NBSDocumentPublisher.dll - NBS Specifier (NBS Document Publisher)
  • NBSSpecConsts.dll - NBS Spec Constants
  • NBSLogging.dll - NBS Logging
  • NBSSpecificationData.dll - NBS Create (NBS Specification Data)
  • NBSSpecificationModel.dll - NBS Specification Model
  • NBSViewer.exe - NBS Viewer
  • Interop.STORAGELib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'STORAGELib'.
  • Interop.Scripting.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'Scripting'.
  • Interop.SpecData2.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'SpecData2'.
  • Desaware.StorageTools.dwStg.dll - Assembly imported from type library STORAGELib
  • Interop.MSMAPI.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'MSMAPI'.
  • Microsoft.mshtml.dll - Assembly imported from type library MSHTML
  • Xceed.Validation.dll (by Xceed Software) - Xceed Input Validator for .NET
  • ActiveReports.dll (by Data Dynamics) - ActiveReports for .NET (Data Dynamics ActiveReports for .NET)
  • ActiveReports.PdfExport.dll (by Data Dynamics) - Data Dynamics ActiveReports PDF Export Filter
  • ActiveReports.RtfExport.dll - Data Dynamics ActiveReports Rich Text Format (RTF) Export Component
  • ActiveReports.TextExport.dll - Data Dynamics ActiveReports Text Export Component
  • ActiveReports.Viewer.dll - Data Dynamics ActiveReports Viewer
  • ActiveReports.XlsExport.dll - Data Dynamics ActiveReports Excel Export Filter
  • Xceed.Editors.dll (by Xceed Software) - Xceed Editors for .NET
  • NBSSchedulerPublisher.dll - NBSSchedulerPublisher
  • Xceed.Grid.dll - Xceed Grid for .NET
  • Xceed.UI.dll - Xceed UI for .NET
  • ComponentFactory.Krypton.Toolkit.dll (by Component Factory) - Krypton Toolkit (ComponentFactory.Krypton.Toolkit)
  • NBSCostTracking.exe - NBSCostTracking
  • ICSharpCode.SharpZipLib.dll (by ICSharpCode.net) - #ZipLibrary (SharpZipLib for .NET Framework 2.0)
  • SchedData.dll - SchedData
  • ActiproSoftware.Wizard.dll (by Actipro Software) - Wizard (ActiproSoftware.Wizard)
  • ActiveReports.Interop.dll
  • AxInterop.MSMAPI.dll
  • LicenceManager_dotnet.dll
  • NBSToolsCommon.XmlSerializers.dll
  • Perspective.Common.XmlSerializers.dll

How do I remove NBS Tools?

Quickly and completely remove NBS Tools from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall NBS Tools from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program NBS Tools, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove NBS Tools.

Win 7 (SP1) 75%
Win 10 25%
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.00%
Windows 10 25.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 37.50%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%
Windows 8.1 12.50%
Windows 7 Enterprise N 12.50%
Windows 10 Home 12.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.85% of installs come from United Kingdom
Which countries install it?
  United Kingdom 53.85%
  United States 38.46%
  Czech Republic 7.69%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 37.50%
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
Lenovo 25.00%
Intel 12.50%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 7720 28.57%
LENOVO 10170 14.29%
LENOVO IdeaCentre B320 14.29%
HP ProBook 4720s 14.29%
HP EliteBook 8460p 14.29%
Dell Precision WorkStatio... 14.29%


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