Opening zipped files from Data Export or Nightly Sync Reports

6 Sep

Linxworks Manager’s DTS/data export zipped files have an extension of .dts_archive.  This was set up to overcome issues with zipped files, viruses and fire wall restrictions at some equipment dealers. To open these zipped files make sure you have unzipping software (e.g. WinZip or 7zip) installed on your computer (always check with your IT dept. before installing any software.)

 TO OPEN .DTS_ARCHIVE FILES: using WinZip as the example:

1. Open the email

2. Save the attachment to your desktop

3. Right mouse click the attachment, from the drop down Click “OPEN WITH…”

4. Choose WINZIP or WINZIP EXECUTABLE from the software list.

5. Click the check box at the bottom “Always use this program to open these files“.

6. Click OK

Once this “.dts_archive” extension is associated with WinZip, your computer will now recognize these attachments and open them automatically with a double click.

REMEMBER:  Our streamlined Linxworks Manager application system allows you to:

  • Upload your equipment listings automatically
  • Copy your equipment listings to Craigslist & eBay, as well as our syndication partners’ sites
  • View a quick spreadsheet of all your equipment listings (includes links to your photos)
  • & More

For more information Contact Us at Linxworks’ Support


Photo Upload and Internet Explorer 10

23 Aug

If you are having issues with the photo upload facility and Internet Explorer 10, make sure the “Compatibility View Settings” in your browser under Tools has the website added to the Compatibility View.

Remember is one of the largest online marketplaces for buying and selling used heavy equipment. Our marketplace is where you can buy and sell the best quality merchandise manufactured by the biggest names in the heavy equipment industry. We have created one of the most versatile and flexible purchase / acquisition platforms to facilitate your search for earthmoving equipment, Caterpillar construction equipment and more. When you list your equipment on UsedIron, you will be getting some of the best possible value available anywhere online.

For more information Contact Us at Linxworks’ Support.

Quick spreadsheet of your equipment – CSV OUPUT

23 Aug

Linxworks’ MANAGER allows users to create a quick CSV file (similar to an Excel spreadsheet) of their Manager search results.  You can EDIT your inventory, check on the “Select info to be displayed in list” boxes you want to display and then click VIEW INVENTORY.  Using the CSV OUTPUT link in the top left hand corner of your results, they can then be easily exported as a comma-separated values (CSV) file.  Works with the QUOTE tool, as well.  These are permission driven tools that can be granted to users by their MANAGER Administrator or  CONTACT US for more information from Linxworks’ Support.

POP UP BLOCKERS stopping you from adding photos or creating a Quote?

23 Jul

Some pop ups are good and some are downright irritating.  Adjusting the Pop Up Blocker SETTINGS in your browser allows you to control most pop ups.  This also applies to tool bar Add Ons like Yahoo, MSN, Google, etc. that have their own Pop Up Blocker settings.  Make sure * is added to the ‘Allowed Sites’.  The asterisk ‘*’ acts like a wildcard and allows any page from the site that follows to be included.  For more information Contact Us at Linxworks’ Support.

Data Export your heavy equipment listings to a data file

12 Jul

Use the DATA EXPORT utility to extract information about your new, rental and used equipment listings into a CSV file (like a spreadsheet.) Takes approximately 0.6 seconds per inventory record and is then emailed to your inbox. Contains details, features and up to eight (8) photo links. Use your favourite spreadsheet program to view the document. For more information Contact Us at Linxworks’ Support.

Training available on Linxworks’ MANAGER tools

11 Jul

Need a little extra help or have any questions on the MANAGER tools? Contact Support and we will be more than happy to provide you with training, an overview of the system and tools, or help you troubleshoot any issues you have marketing your heavy equipment with Linxwork’s MANAGER.  Contact  us  for more information.

Linxworks Solutions Acquires Point2 Heavy Equipment Software Division from Yardi

1 May

Today, Linxworks Solutions, LLC announces its acquisition of the Point2 Heavy Equipment inventory management and online marketing business assets, including the Point2 Manager Web application, and the online marketplace. Linxworks is focused on integrating software development, business process efficiency, marketing and IT infrastructure solutions to simplify the customer experience and increase sales revenue for our clients.

“Linxworks is a company with deep information technology expertise, great talent and innovative ideas. This will ensure that our long-time Point2 Heavy Equipment solutions customers will continue to lead the industry and remain on the cutting edge,” said Saul Klein, senior vice president, Point2, Yardi Systems Inc. “The strategic fit for our heavy equipment business and Linxworks was perfect and sets our customers to benefit greatly.”

“Acquiring the Point2 heavy equipment business presents a significant opportunity for our company and to existing Point2 customers,” said Linxworks owner, Nik Jerath. “We look forward to implementing many exciting ideas to support and grow our customers’ businesses.”

Linxworks’ acquisition of the Point2 Heavy Equipment business and technology assets is beneficial to all of our stakeholders, as it allows Linxworks to build upon an extremely powerful set of tools, with new ideas that will help to shape the future of the heavy machinery industry. We plan to nurture and build the software to further increase functionality, effectiveness and efficiency for all our users.

Amongst many planned innovations, the acquisition will bring about a number of key enhancements set to take place in the near term and over the coming year, including:

•  Mobility – An upcoming implementation will enable users to access their Manager system through state of the art mobile applications, on all key platforms.

•  Manager Website Upgrade – A whole new look, increased efficiency and functionality.

•  Enhanced Tools – A new, inspector-friendly inspection process.

Linxworks is committed to ensuring a virtually seamless transition for our customers.  In order to achieve this objective, Linxworks has, as part of its plan, retained the services of long time Point2 heavy equipment business professionals Eve Marshall and Mark Fuller. Both key associates will join the Linxworks Solutions family as part of the acquisition, and will maintain their current roles and responsibilities as part of the organization. In addition, Nisha Jerath will be working with Eve and Mark, serving as chief operating officer of Linxworks Solutions.