Chalkline Releases VisiWord v22.2 with Free Community Masters
Kalin Associates Short Form Masters & National Master Specification (NMS) Masters

Portland, Maine (June 9, 2022) – The v22.2 VisiWord update has been released and includes a new VisiSpecs BPM Selector enabling fast research and selection tools and improving efficiencies in project product and material selections. Chalkline is partnering with the leading BPM search sites to provide integration for fast access based on the spec being written in VisiSpecs. The intuitive BPM Selector includes a simple drag-and-drop of selected BPMs and products for insertion into the project specifications. Customizable BPM comments, tags, and selection tracking are included. BPM selections include hyperlinks in the product specs for optimal access by the designers, contractors, and owners.

The VisiSpecs BPM Selector enables fast research and selection tools improving efficiencies in project product and material selections.

The VisiSpecs BPM Selector enables fast research and selection tools improving efficiencies in project product and material selections.

The BPM Selector also includes customizable options for customers to set up their own preferred research sites. Additionally, the Basis of Design language required for each project, spec, or product can easily be set up based on design preferences and selected for insertion with the BPMs and products ensuring project requirements are met.

Chalkline is partnering and including Free Community Masters through the VisiSpecs Cloud Server for all customers. Initial partners include Kalin Associates Short Form masters and the National Research Council of Canada National Master Specification (NMS) masters. NMS masters are available in MasterFormat and UniFormat and in both English and French versions. As partner master specifications are updated, all VisiSpecs customers will have access to those updates via the VisiSpecs Cloud Server.

VisiSpecs is document-neutral, meaning it supports all Word/PDF-based specifications as well as the SpecsIntact (UFGS) specifications used in USA government construction projects. Now with the inclusion of Community Masters, VisiSpecs customers have additional out-of-the-box options available. Specification master providers such as clients maintaining their own masters or subscription-based master providers interested in enabling their masters to AECO firms through the Community Master program should contact Chalkline at

The v22.2 release also includes customer-requested publishing features to quickly update previously created project manuals with documents updated or arriving later than expected, customizable PDF manual bookmarks, track change and markup initial view options, and new French MasterFormat and UniFormat project formatting options.

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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