VisiSpecs Adds Major new Functionality in V18.1 Release

Portland, Maine (August 21, 2018) – Chalkline has released new BIM and spec integration functionality directly in Microsoft Word, enabling additional automation and time savings.

BIM Integration in VisiWord

Non-BIM users can integrate, automate, and coordinate specs with the BIM models directly in Microsoft Word.

Chalkline released the first BIM-integrated specification solution that runs directly in Autodesk® Revit® 18 months ago. It has now brought that integration and coordination directly into Microsoft Word for those users without access to Autodesk Revit. Specifiers and designers can now create the integration between the model elements and materials and the required specifications directly in Word. Coordination issues are flagged for users reducing the RFIs and Addendums due to errors and omissions. Details on what has been added, removed and changed in the model since the last model sync is also available helping users easily understand possible conflicts and updates required.

Project Key Filters can now automatically include or strike out project-specific language in all the project languages such as whether this is a LEED project or what building codes will be used. Set the project criteria once and have all project documents updated automatically ensuring a higher level of consistency while saving time editing specifications.

Document Key Filters enable users to create a document-specific checklist with links to all the related paragraphs and bracket items required. When a product is selected all the required language will be included and for products not selected those related items will be removed.

VisiSpecs Filters all include simple built-in tools for creating and previewing so users can easily manage how the document will be modified based on the applied filters.

VisiSpecs V18.1 also includes the automatic inclusion of PDF Project Manual bookmarks making reading and navigating the manual much easier. Additional project management, publishing, and Word document management features requested by customers have also been added to the release. Customer input and priority assignment continue to be critical to Chalkline’s product development process.

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About Chalkline, Inc.

Chalkline is a developer of architectural and engineering specification software designed to visually document, coordinate, and verify BIM models and project specifications. VisiSpecs® is a suite of applications that includes VisiWord and VisiRevit. VisiSpecs is a software as a service (SaaS) cloud solution where 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. Built on familiar applications already in use by most in the market, VisiSpecs requires 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. For those who do use model applications, VisiSpecs provides direct access to the project specifications and documentation. For more information, visit Autodesk®, the Autodesk logo and Revit® are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders.