Chalkline Releases VisiSpecs v19 for BIM

PORTLAND, ME,  Jan 24, 2019 – Chalkline has released a major update to VisiSpecs, The Visual Specification System. New publication, doc formatting, and more BIM integration and collaboration tools lead the new functionality list. Chalkline is working closely with VisiSpecs users to improve efficiencies while adding new value add features. Customers requesting product improvements or reporting issues are seeing a rapid turnaround with Chalkline’s rolling release schedule.

Chalkline has increased its market leading BIM integration functionality in VisiSpecs v19 enabling Microsoft Word users to access Autodesk Revit BIM model data for integration, collaboration, and verification purposes. VisiRevit includes a VisiSpecs Cloud Server sync of the model data including elements, materials, sheets, views, and type properties. VisiWord users can then view and markup the sheets and views collaborating with the rest of the team and easily see a list of what has been added, removed, or changed in the BIM model since the last sync. Non-Revit users can link the model elements and materials to the required specs directly in VisiWord, automatically insert the required specs, and verify the coordination of the production set of drawings and specs prior to submission reducing RFIs, addendums, and change orders.

Publication of the project manual includes new functionality with v19 such as new Table of Contents (TOC) templates and processing, automatic application of Page Layouts to all project docs, and easier management of PDF files imported into the project. The new TOC templates are based on customer requests including issued and revised dates, project and document merge fields, page counts for all project files, and more control over the style format of the TOC doc. The new TOC integration with Microsoft Word enables advanced style and formatting control in a familiar user application reducing the learning curve.

Users with large deployments across their enterprise will also see the requested project search capability and administrative control over external users and shared projects. All users will appreciate a new local user settings storage container maintaining preferences and settings after a Windows, Word, or VisiWord software update. VisiSpecs V19.0 also includes more help messages built into the applications reducing new user learning curve, better local file management, and improvements on the new user experience. Customer input and priority assignment continue to be critical to Chalkline’s product development process.

About Chalkline, Inc.

Chalkline is the developer of VisiSpecs, the next generation suite of applications to visually document, coordinate, and verify the BIM models and project specifications. VisiSpecs is a hybrid cloud solution where it’s 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 the 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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