Columbus was built in Visual Studio .NET 2003 and was originally designed to be distributed to customers via CD. A new install was created every quarter with the current parts and prices. From its first release it became the most popular parts catalogue in the industry and was usually the first place Engine Re-conditioners would use to source their parts.
This program would take the printer .dat files from the Arrow Financial’s Software and read in all the fields and data. Then using this information the program could decided where to send the .dat file and/or even change the data. The Quick Forms program would then pick up the .dat file and print it out with the modified data.