FM Starting Point is a completely FREE FileMaker template designed for use with FileMaker® Pro 12, and is focused on small businesses, work groups, and non-profit organizations. These templates were built with the experience gained from working with these target groups for over 22 years.

This updated version includes many bug fixes that needed to be taken care of.

Feel free to download it now before it doubles in price!



I wanted to share a milestone in the history of RCC.  Not that I turned 40… I did that already.  RCC is now training its 40th college intern.

For those that are unaware of this… at any given time RCC is busy training a corp of college interns in the art of FileMaker.  RCC interns spend many months learning database design work, programming, and even the more important aspect of project and customer management.  They will take these skills plus many life lessons with them forever.  Some of the interns stay with RCC to become full fledged FileMaker Engineers.   In fact, in the past 12 months, RCC has had five of the interns go on to get their FileMaker 12 certifications.

About 1/3 of the interns  stay with RCC to create a permanent career, while the rest take their kung-fu FileMaker skills and move on to other job opportunities….where no doubt…FileMaker gets used to solve problems.

Where are our former interns now? well…. a short list reads like a Tom Clancy Book.  Two Marines, a Chief Petty Officer on a Nuclear Submarine (in the Nuke Part of the boat), three school teachers, a number of government employees, one that works in “high finance”…etc.

I am pleased with the people we turn out, and certainly they all become advocates for FileMaker.   A new crop of youthful developers…something that the FileMaker community really needs.


– Richard Carlton

RCC's Finished Goods Team based in Santa Clara, CA

RCC is happy to announce the immediate availability of FM Starting Point 3.0v4.  In this version, we updated the security settings when sending mail via SMTP.  We also made a few minor under-the-hood fixes throughout the system.  This update is not critical, but it is recommended for those who utilize the SMTP Emailing feature.

You can download your free copy of FM Starting Point at fmstartingpoint.com.

This update is also available to all localized versions of FM Starting Point at fmstartingpoint.com/languages/localization.html.

Stephens City, VA (PRWEB) May 29, 2012

VTC.com and FileMaker developer Richard Carlton announce the release of QuickStart! – FileMaker Go 12 Training Course – designed to educate a typical FileMaker developer on the “ins” and “outs” of FileMaker Go 12 for the iPhone and iPad (http://www.filemaker.com/r/fm_go_pr) from FileMaker, Inc.

Get a quick start into the world of FileMaker on the iPhone and iPad with VTC’s QuickStart! – FileMaker Go 12 training course. Detailed discussions include: Sleep/Restore, scripting limitations, tuning layouts for use on the iOS. Also included are discussions on container fields and web viewers and syncing between Go databases and master database running on a FileMaker Server.

FileMaker Go 12, the latest update of the top-selling database for iOS devices, works exclusively with FileMaker Pro 12 and FileMaker Server 12 and can be downloaded for free from the iTunes App Store.

Chapters included in the course are: Installation, Navigation, Sleep & Restore, Layouts, Container Fields, Scripts and Syncing, and Printing.

Author – Richard Carlton
Number of Video Tutorials – 42
Total Time – 4 Hours
SKU – 34325

Available to all VTC Online University subscribers.

For more information on VTC.com products or the online university, please visit (http://www.vtc.com) or call 1-888-TRAIN-CD

Subscriptions to the VTC Online University are available for a month-to-month fee of $30 USD a month, or $250 USD for a yearlong subscription. Over 1026 courses with more than 98,700 video tutorials at your fingertips. As with all VTC.com training, the first three chapters of any full length course can be viewed online free of charge and with no obligation. For additional courses in development – please visithttp://www.vtc.com/modules/products/titlesInDevelopment.php

About VTC.com:
VTC is a leader in self-paced software training for the working professional, student, or hobbyist. From the first training course created by VTC’s Mark Vernon in 1994 to our latest releases we continue to expand our library of over 1026 courses available online or on CD. Tutorials for programs in database programming, networking, office applications, graphics, animation & 3D, audio production, video, web design, operating systems and so much more.

About Richard Carlton:
Richard Carlton has been developing in FileMaker for the past 20 year, servicing the needs of large and small business, as well as government agencies. RC Consulting is a FBA Platinum level consultancy, and staffs a team of 23 FileMaker developers and supporting web designers. Richard is a frequent speaker at the FileMaker Developers Conference and is involved with every facet of FileMaker Pro development, including PHP development, iPhone & iPad integration, charting, barcode integration, worldwide support. RC Consulting has offices in Santa Clara, Sacramento, and Fairfield, CA.

Copyright © 2012 Virtual Training Company, Inc. All rights reserved. VTC is a trademark of Virtual Training Company, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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Richard Carlton Consulting is pleased to announce the immediate availability of their FileMaker Go Training Tool.

The FileMaker Go Training Tool is designed to help both new and seasoned FileMaker Developers learn the functional differences between FileMaker Pro (for the desktop) and FileMaker Go (for the iPhone and iPad).  While FileMaker Go is fundamentally FileMaker, it does have certain limitations and new capabilities that are specific to iOS – the iPhone and iPad operating systems – as well as inherent limitations associated with mobile devices.  In short, this Training Tool will help you learn about the FM Go functionalities and help you finish the job in a fraction of the time!

“We developed the FileMaker Go Training Tool as a way of helping our internal staff of twenty-six FileMaker developers rapidly learn the ins and outs of FileMaker Go.  However, it soon became obvious that the tool would be appreciated by the FileMaker community as a whole,” continues Richard Carlton, CEO of RCC, “Therefore, we are making this available immediately as a free download from the RC Consulting website.”

You can download the FileMaker Go Training Tool for free here! http://rcconsulting.com/FMGO-Web/index.html 

We anticipate numerous updates to the FM Go training tool, so be sure to check back frequently to download the updated versions!

RCC is pleased to announce the immediate availability of FileMaker Starting Point 3, tuned specifically for FileMaker 12.


FM Starting Point 3 contains all of the great features and capabilities of previous versions, but also features an improved user interface with the upgraded capabilities of FileMaker 12.  FM Starting Point 3 has full support for the iPad, in that all layouts created for the desktop have also been optimized for the iPad.  Because the iPad version of FileMaker is now completely free, there is no reason not to download and try FM Starting Point.


FM Starting Point 3 is now available in English for free.  For a localized version of FM Starting Point 3, the cost is $99.95.  The following languages are currently available: Chinese, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, and Swedish.


FileMaker Starting Point is made to run on the FileMaker® platform.  Users will still be required to purchase FileMaker Pro or download FileMaker Go for free in the App Store as her/his needs dictate.  A demo version of FileMaker Pro is available at www.filemakertrial.com.


Trial versions of localized copies of FMSP are available, as well: http://fmstartingpoint.com/languages/localization.html.


Richard Carlton Consulting, Inc. is one of the leading FileMaker consultancies in the United States.  RCC has been successfully developing solutions for small and large businesses for 21 years.  We provide customized database development services for business, government, and non-profit organizations.  With a team of 26 staff, we are capable of deploying both small and large solutions for a wide variety of customers.


Richard Carlton Consulting, Inc.

1941 Rollingwood Drive

Fairfield, CA 94534





We have released an update for the popular FileMaker template, FM Starting Point. This update corrected numerous bugs and did minor maintenance to clean out unnecessary fields and scripts that had begun to clutter up the file. Users will notice an updated invoicing option for “Modern” and “Basic” in the Preferences module that will reflect on the type of invoice that you print.

You can download your copy of FileMaker Starting Point 2.1 v12 for FREE at http://fmstartingpoint.com.