Editors' reviewThis program helps you systematically organize a vehicle restoration project though it lacks options to link to supplier catalogs. Restoration Manager's basic interface utilizes extensive pull-down menus and information is presented in a clear treeview manner. Though at first it looks very simple, you'll quickly realize it was written be someone familiar with auto restoration. You can quickly add groups, parts, or other component to be restored or replaced. You also can add photographs of stripped parts or series of photographs to detail a removal procedure. Based on data input, the program provides concise lists of needed restoration jobs, supplier orders, and needed assemblies. Restoration Manager's demo version limits the user to a single project and 10 parts. Our tests also highlight a need for a field to connect directly to supplier catalog listings. Any level of user will find this program simple to understand and use, but only experienced auto restorers will find it useful.
Restoration Manager has been designed to help make the restoration of your vehicle, quicker, easier and more enjoyable. It does this by helping you catalogue parts as they are removed from the vehicle and giving you the opportunity to add notes and photographs that will help when you come to reassemble the vehicle. Restoration Manager has sophisticated report and search functions, meaning you can find parts years after taking them off the vehicle, plus job lists so you can easily see what needs to be done to finish some or your entire project. Restoration Manager is powerful, flexible and suitable for any vehicle, whether it's a car, bike, truck or tractor.