Revit MEP

Revit MEP

Monday, June 25, 2007

e-SPECS integration for Revit MEP

e-SPECS building information modeling (BIM) enhanced integration for all Autodesk Revit-based 2008 BIM products including:
  • Revit Architecture
  • Revit MEP
  • Revit Structure

InterSpec, the leader in specification solutions integrating CAD drawings and BIM models, further enhances the e-SPECS specification solutions using the Revit application programming interface (API).

New e-SPECS functionality includes:

  • Direct API BIM Model Export
    o Replacing the ODBC Export is a faster and more efficient export of all model data pertinent to the products and materials for specifications.
  • View the Specs from within the BIM model
    o Select a family and view all the associated specification sections directly associated with that family. Select the interior wall family for instance and view the associated gypsum board, metal stud and painting sections.
  • Markup the Specs from within the BIM model
    o Revit users can not only view the sections, but add comments, questions and markup the specifications directly in the Revit session. The specifier using e-SPECS will immediately see those mark-ups and can make the required changes to the specification section(s).
  • New Spec Integration Report
    o Also within Revit, users can view a report detailing all families and the associated specification sections as well as those not yet assigned an assembly. The usage of this report within the BIM model facilitates the integration, automation and coordination of the construction documents.

“Customer are increasing the value of their BIM investment through more efficient and coordinated design processes, entire design team collaboration and efficient enterprise level data management,” says Michael Brennan, President of InterSpec. “Architects, engineers, owners, and contractors benefit from the ease of access to critical data associated with the BIM model.”

e-SPECS automates the preparation of the project specifications from Revit MEP, linking your favorite design program with your specification master documents. e-SPECS is integrated with all versions of MASTERSPEC, the industry standard for construction specification documents.

Integrated Specifications
e-SPECS integrates the construction documents with AutoCAD, Architectural Desktop and Revit, instantly updating your project specifications as you develop your drawings. Insert a VAV Box, light fixture, sink, or any other building object into your Revit MEP model and instantly update your project manual with the appropriate specifications. Enter text, keynotes, blocks, hatches, or any other Revit drawing elements, and your specifications stay in-sync, in real time. Any changes you make to the designs will automatically be incorporated into the specification manual. At any time, you can review the “history” of your specification section to see why it was included in the project. You can also review the Drawing Reconciliation reports to get a complete overview of all the drawing elements that resulted in project specification sections.

e-SPECS Integrating Specs with AutoCAD®, ADT and Revit e-SPECS extracts all the project requirements from the Revit model and instantly updates your specifications as you develop your building designs. e-SPECS generates the required specifications and lets you load the sections into its editor for any changes you may require. e-SPECS operates inside Revit MEP, instantly updating your specifications as you develop your drawings.

Product Research
Developing the specifications for the products and materials that are incorporated into your building designs is only part of the complete specifications package. You also have to identify available products that meet those specifications. With its built-in browser, e-SPECS automates the selection of available products that meet your specifications by linking to supplier information on the Internet directly from your specification document. With the click of the mouse, you go directly to a list of manufacturers supplying products applicable to the section you are editing. You’ll save hours researching products to include in your specifications and when you find the appropriate suppliers, information from their web sites can be cut and pasted into your specifications with a few simple mouse clicks.

Project Collaboration
e-SPECS brings your entire project team together, enabling collaboration on your specification documents from any place in the world. Team members can access the project using the e-SPECS Desktop markup tools or through an Autodesk Buzzsaw® online account. With e-SPECS, you can publish your entire project to Buzzsaw with the click of a mouse. e-SPECS version control keeps track of all user edits and makes it simple to incorporate comments and changes from multiple sources. You’ll save time and money and ensure that all team comments and considerations are included in the final manual.

See the demo

The enhanced integration is available today for e-SPECS customers and demonstrations can be viewed on-line at

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