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Chalkline Releases VisiSpecs, The Visual Specification System

 

Chalkline, Inc. has released the next generation of BIM integrated specifications and documents to the Architectural, Engineering, Construction, and Owner/Developer marketplace.  A successful 6 month Beta Program for both Chalkline and VisiSpecsTM users has resulted in real world usage, collaboration with customers, added features, and user experience enhancements.

The AECO market recognizes the need to better integrate and coordinate theirdesign and construction documents.  The resulting higher quality and higher profit projects is obvious to those adopting a BIM methodology, yet the solutions available have not met the need for a variety of reasons.  Chalkline founders developed the next generation VisiSpecs solutions to address these needs and the Beta program proved the strategy and functionality is on target for broad based adoption.   Client needs identified and included in the VisiSpecs solutions include:

  • CLOUD BASED DEPLOYMENT IMPROVING IMPLEMENTATION PROCESSES
  • VISUAL AND DYNAMIC BIM MODEL KEY + DOCUMENT LINKS
  • MICROSOFT WORD BASED EDITING, PROJECT TREE, AND PUBLISHING
  • SUPPORT FOR ALL DOCUMENT TYPES AND FORMATS
  • BIM INTEGRATION AND VERIFICATION TOOLS WITHOUT CHANGING MODELS
  • ENTIRE PROJECT TEAM COLLABORATION
  • TRIAL, ADOPTION, AND IMPLEMENTATION MEASURED IN HOURS AND DAYS

The Free Trial of VisiSpecs enables users to quickly integrate their own documents and BIM models without spending money, requiring costly IT resources, or buried in weeks to months learning new tools.  Since VisiWordTM is a Microsoft Word Add-In, the integration of customer documents takes just minutes to complete.  Users don’t have to learn to use a limited editor or lose their office integration or custom macros and VBA apps they currently use.  Since the BIM models, families, and materials do not need to be modified, the integration to existing project models is immediate.  The Free Trial lasts 30 days, however users can import their project documents and start integrating to their BIM models typically within hours since modifying their documents or BIM models is not required.  Multiple team members can even access and collaborate on projects using the Free Trial.

Deployment of the VisiSpecs solutions is also easy and low cost due to the VisiSpecs Hybrid Cloud solution.  Corporate accounts, master libraries, projects, models, and other content are all securely managed in the cloud with user access on demand from the office, home, or while traveling without jumping through IT hoops, punching holes in firewalls, setting up VPNs, or waiting for IT admins to download, install, configure, license, and maintain the typical SQL server applications in the marketplace.

 

 

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