Dirigo Software, Accident Reconstruction Software for the Professional

What's New at Dirigo Software

November 23, 2017
We will be closed today (Thanksgiving) and tomorrow in celebration of the holiday. Of course, I will still run activation codes both days, as I always do. In fact, as of noon time I've already run and sent out 2 activation codes today. So, thanks and Happy Thanksgiving!

September 12, 2017
Accomplished the following with the Activation Code Request pages, as well as the Removal Code Report page:

In addition to all this, I reworked the "Send us a message" on the Contact Us page to not be a popup anymore and it also has the Version 2 ReCAPTCHA.

August 16, 2017
Updated the Vehicle Specifications in AR Pro 11, 10, and 9 to Version 2017.2. The programs will inform you that an update is available upon startup if checking for updates at startup in the Options is enabled. If it's not enabled you can check manually by right-clicking in an empty spot in the program's window and selecting "Program Updates..." from the popup menu.


February 15, 2017
Finally, I've been graced with a new code signing certificate. Recall 11 and TSB 11 updates have been signed and uploaded. This weekend will see Version 10 and 9 updates properly signed, as well.

November 3, 2016
Due to a sudden issue with folks running my programs on Windows 7 getting access violation errors whenever the programs check for program updates, I have disabled checking for updates using multiple threads for anyone running Windows 7 in my Version 11 and Version 10 programs and have uploaded new installation files to the web server. Anyone experiencing this issue can fix it by downloading and installing the newly updated programs (you don't need to mess with activations - all programs will stay activated). Note that folks running my software on Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 are not affected by this issue (which I believe may be due to a Windows 7 update) and will still use multiple threads when checking for program updates.


October 4, 2016
This is my official notice to all who use Version 8 software: All support for V8 software has ended as of 12/31/2016, a little over 7 years after their initial release. No updates will occur for any V8 program. Until it is impractical for me to do so, I will continue to activate the V8 programs for licensed users with Windows Versions 8.1 and earlier (V8 isn't 100% compatible with Windows 10 so no installations in Windows 10 will be activated), but no updates for Recalls, TSBs, or Vehicle Specifications will occur. V8 users are encouraged to check out the current version of my software to see if it will fill your needs (and it should, as the current version was built upon V8, as well as V9, as well as V10, etc.). If you have any questions please contact us. Additionally, as of August 16, 2017, I have updated the Vehicle Specifications in AR Pro 11, 10, and 9 to Version 2017.2. AR Pro 8 will NOT be updated.

September 29, 2016
A couple days early, but my Version 11 software is now available for download, installation, and activation. Due to a great number of things popping up this month I don't have the new formulas ready in AR Pro 11 as of yet. No worries, though. I will continue to work on them and they will be in upcoming free program updates. I hope you folks like these programs as much as I do. The programming software I used to create them was updated just 10 days ago, so they have the very, very latest and greatest ingredients. :) Enjoy!


August 31, 2016
DELETED - Version 11 is now for sale.

August 11, 2016
Updated the copy protection for all 3 V8 programs to a newer version for a more streamlined, quick and easy activation process. Unfortunately, this will require reactivation upon updating. My apologies for the inconvenience.


July 22, 2016
Due to issues with my V8 software and their inability to save any report settings in Windows 10, I have ceased support for V8 software in Windows 10. The V8 software was created in 2009 in and for Windows 7, and because they will not save report settings they are not 100% compatible with Windows 10. With that, it only makes sense to limit installations and activations to the versions of Windows they will operate correctly in. They (and their updates) will no longer install in Windows 10 and I will no longer activate V8 software in Windows 10. My apologies for any inconvenience. Please note that anyone who cannot run their V8 software in Windows 10 is invited to upgrade to version 11 of my software, which was created in and for Windows 10 (but is also 100% compatible with Windows 7, 8, and 8.1). You can find pricing info and the ability to place an upgrade order here.

March 29, 2016
Please bear with us as we move our web site to a new web host and server. After 14 years with the old host they are closing down shop so I've just moved my site to a new host and server. Everything but the FAQ section is up and running great. I'll be working to get that improved upon and running as soon as possible. I will not be using the bulletin board feature any longer - too slow, and I can build a better FAQ section on my own, complete with images. Thank you for your patience.


February 25, 2016
Uploaded updated installations of the Version 10 software due to an issue the copy protection software could have with Windows 7 64 users. This from their change log file:

November 27, 2015
Version 10 of my software has been released and is now available for immediate download and installation. Enjoy!!!


October 26, 2015
I've had a few questions about the very low upgrade pricing for those who are upgrading from Version 9/9.1 software to the forthcoming Version 10 software. With that, I thought I'd take a few minutes and explain what's going on.

As I'm sure a lot of you folks are aware, more and more software licensing is being put on a subscription plan. As long as you stay paid up on the subscription (usually on a yearly basis) you will get all updates and upgrades for free during the subscription period. At the end of the year you simply pay for another subscription and continue on your merry way. Indeed, all of the programming software I use to create my software as well as the Microsoft Office software I use is now on a subscription plan. With that, I have decided to do something very similar (but not exactly) with my business model. Here is how it will work:


August 12, 2015

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July 31, 2015


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May 28, 2015

May 19, 2015

The return of variable/constant formula descriptors


May 15, 2015

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May 6, 2015

May 5, 2015

Very happy to bring this update to my Version 9 customers!!! With this update there are no changes to the program, itself. Instead, it brings a very welcome change to the copy protection, which is THE END OF SURPRISE LOCKOUTS! Here is the scoop: