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Bs7671 2015 Paper Vs Digital

Amendment is upon us DIGITAL vs PAPER  

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  1. 1. Are you going to buy A DIGITAL subscription to BS7671 2015?

    • Are you going to buy A DIGITAL subscription to BS7671 2015 and subsequent GN/OSG's
      5
    • Are you going to buy PAPER VERSION's of BS7671 and subsequent GN/OSG's
      14
    • Are you going to source an alternative version of BS7671?
      1
    • I don't care anymore I'll just stick with the green book and take 5% of the Zs values
      2
    • I have had enough of this nonsense I'm retiring / Emigrating
      2
    • I already am a DIGITAL subscriber to BS7671 and G/N's
      3


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Sidewinder

Paper one, I just fear the memory space an ebook would take up on the ipad

 

Under the "old" Bookshelf, IET system, the regs, osg, all 8 GN's, 2 versions of the "design guide", the CoP for electrical safety management, & 2 versions of the Electricians guide to the building regulations.

530MB on the laptop, can't see it being much more on the iPad TBH, not sure how to easily check.

Found it!

 

Bookshelf itself and all the books were 591MB on the iPad.

 

The new electronic regs "system" is not currently adequately available offline as it is a web based app, it is very slow, and as I say not available offline, even though the IET sell it as if it is, and, it has serious bugs.

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Andy™

not much use if its only online and your in the middle of a job with no internet access... at least the book will still work

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Sidewinder

Oh Andy, and don't they KNOW IT, I have already sent a few choice words.

TBH, IMHO it is not fit for purpose and their advertising and information is in breach of the sale of goods act.

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Andy™

definitely not fit for purpose if you cant access it where you need it. or if you do have internet its probably fairly slow, so would take a long time to load what you want, along with a lot of 'useless' data

 

and usually if i do need to look something up on-site, it usually only takes a few minutes to find it in the book. would take longer for the laptop to start

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kerching

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Have you got yours yet?

If so, how so?

Last time i got an email with a link

Just BUY curious

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hodge bodge and hacket

I've yet to get an iPad specifically for work, my current one for home, is desperately short of memory after all the other junk on it.

Those who have got a version for pc/ iPad, how good are the search features and hot keys. Do they make it easier or add to the frustration?

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kerching

The bookshelf version on the ipad is brilliant....love it

As for the 2015 version.....i have not got access to it yet

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Steve3948

I agree, but in all honesty 3G/4G is becoming the norm these days and should improve as time goes on.

Also the books will load into your browser cache, so if you dont empty the cache it should load even if offline.

I have the same feeling that its slower web based and the search does not seem as good, but its early days I suppose.

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Sidewinder

The current version is web based, so it is available on any platform, as it is platform independent, but, it does not work correctly.

The OLD version for the search and stuff was very good.

 

The new, well at the moment it is rubbish, slow, and buggy.

 

Search, very difficult.

 

The old platform has been discontinued.

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kerching

The current version is web based, so it is available on any platform, as it is platform independent, but, it does not work correctly.

The OLD version for the search and stuff was very good.

 

The new, well at the moment it is rubbish, slow, and buggy.

 

Search, very difficult.

 

The old platform has been discontinued.

How did you access it?.....i was expecting an email but have had "other things on my mind" so it took a back seat

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Sidewinder

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hodge bodge and hacket

The only downside to an ebook/iPad, is you currently can't take them into the exam for the test. I would love common sense to prevail in a few years when the new version comes out, but...

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Sidewinder

Exams? ;)

 

Not intending to do them again for a while! ;)

 

Done enough in my time.

 

Mind I have enjoyed my time in education & training, then I like to learn new things.

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hodge bodge and hacket

Yep, cost a fair bit too. Cheers for the feedback guys. One to think about when the reddies are in

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Sidewinder

Starts @ £60 I think for the bare minimum, up to £685 (?) for the lot for 3 years.

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kerching

I think th £60 is a per annum for three years for,the Bronze

I tried logging in.......zilch, said my ip,was not registered . So I have emailed Liz Wooderson

The link you sent me just "sulked and went all moody on me"....BUT mr Merlot has been assisting and you know how well we get on!

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Sidewinder

You need to request a new password then use that.

The system went down on Monday, the first day it went live with the new regs, and it seems like you need a new password to get on.

I rung them to find out the score.

 

 

Just trying to help...

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kerching

Just thinking that they would contact me to say when it was going live/dead

Ho hum.....technology eh?

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Blue Duck

Its going well then this digital malarkey :| I noted sidewinders dissatisfaction on the iet forum ;)

Comes down to this for me... I can't afford it! Digital that is....

I'd rather stump up for a bit of wood pulp that will hopefully be valid for the next 3 years then re assess my situation then.

I guess this whole subscription thing is about predicting numbers, It stinks IMO. is the IET an NPO or PLC?

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Steve3948

Just thinking that they would contact me to say when it was going live/dead

Ho hum.....technology eh?

Kerch, I think its a security thing, I had to contact them after trying which they expected me to do, they then check your login details and allow you access.

They then emailed and said try it now and it was fine.

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kerching

They sent me a new password

Logged in

Sent to a page to change the given password

All seems to work BUT it appears slow on the ipad on the house wireless

Will try taking it for a day out tomorrow to see what transpires or expires!

Just informing

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Sidewinder

Oh, it's slow as F***!

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kerching
On 8 January 2015 at 22:16, Sidewinder said:

Oh, it's slow as F***!

Slow? SLOW!

**** me it has been trying to load on the ipad since my last post at 1015!!!!!!!!!!!

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Sidewinder

TBH Kerch IMHO it is not fit for purpose, and is unfit for sale under SOGA.

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kerching

Still loading!

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