Portland, Maine (September 18, 2018) – Stellar, a fully integrated firm focused on design, engineering, construction, and mechanical services worldwide, is improving its design process by leveraging VisiSpecs, The Visual Specification System.
Stellar evaluated VisiSpecs to improve the efficiency of their spec writing process as well as improve the design processes integrating their BIM models to the required specifications. It was quickly determined that VisiSpecs was an improvement to their current processes and could be implemented rapidly as VisiSpecs is built on the familiar Microsoft Word and Autodesk Revit applications already in use at Stellar. The free trial enabled Stellar to import their master documents, use the editing and publishing functionality, and test the ease of integration with their existing BIM models.
Stellar used their existing master specifications in the trial which included their lessons learned and design preferences. Using VisiWord, Stellar quickly learned that the editing features, customizable project tree, and publishing features worked seamlessly with their existing specifications. Stellar needed an easy-to-use and deploy application as many users across the firm are involved in the design specifications. The VisiSpecs Cloud Server and familiar Microsoft Word platform satisfied these requirements.
“We found VisiSpecs to be very easy to use and transition into from our previous application,” stated Freida Speicher, Design Project Manager at Stellar. “We will very quickly be leveraging the VisiSpecs BIM integration into our practice further streamlining our design practices and product delivery.”
“We are very happy Stellar decided to trial VisiSpecs to feel comfortable there would be an improvement in their design process,” stated Seamus McGrady, COO of Chalkline, Inc. “Integrating the spec writing process with the BIM modeling design not only improves coordination but also saves firms time creating consistent high-quality products.”
About Chalkline, Inc.
Chalkline is the developer of VisiSpecs®, a next-generation suite of applications to visually document, coordinate, and verify BIM models and project specifications. VisiSpecs is a hybrid cloud solution, meaning its desktop and mobile applications store and access the model and specification data on the company's cloud servers for easy access and collaboration among distributed team members. VisiSpecs is built on familiar applications already in use, resulting in minimal training and setup time. Users can easily integrate their own masters and project documents with the project models to accomplish true BIM integration without learning to use complicated model applications, and without a lengthy integration process. And for those that do use the model applications, VisiSpecs provides direct, integrated access to the project specifications and documentation.
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