BOSTON, May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GRAPHISOFT® announced today the integration between e-SPECS and ArchiCAD. Both GRAPHISOFT and InterSpec, Inc. are committed to offering the best software solutions in their respective fields; linking the technologies will enhance the work of architects and facilitate construction management projects.
The e-SPECS Specification Management product suite serves to automate the preparation of construction specifications and selection of products and materials that are incorporated into construction projects. With e-SPECS for ArchiCAD, users have truly integrated and coordinated construction documents.
"This integration is something our users have looked forward to exploiting in their daily practice," said Steve Benford, GRAPHISOFT North America, Managing Director. "ArchiCAD users always keep a keen eye out for chances to create their designs in such a way that workflow is fully optimized and productivity is enhanced."
Architects, engineers and construction professionals use InterSpec's e-SPECS products on thousands of projects annually to maintain synchronization between construction models, drawings, and project specifications. ArchiCAD integration with e-SPECS provides overall cost management during the process of developing project construction documents.
"We welcome ArchiCAD to the family of BIM applications we support," said Michael Brennan, President of InterSpec. "We're happy to be able to deliver something ArchiCAD customers have been seeking – a way to take advantage of our specification automation and coordination systems. Our e-SPECS Application Program Interface (API) provides automation, coordination, and access to the specifications and other project data."
GRAPHISOFT® ignited the BIM revolution with ArchiCAD®, the industry first BIM software for architects. GRAPHISOFT continues to lead the industry with innovative solutions such as the revolutionary GRAPHISOFT BIM Server™, the world's first real-time BIM collaboration environment, and the GRAPHISOFT EcoDesigner™, the world's first, fully integrated building energy modeling application. GRAPHISOFT's innovative solutions have fundamentally changed the way architects around the world design and collaborate. GRAPHISOFT® has been part of the Nemetschek Group, since its acquisition in 2007.
InterSpec provides construction document management solutions and services built on its patented e-SPECS specification management technology. e-SPECS software automates the specification process by extracting the product and material requirements directly from the project's BIM models and drawings. e-SPECS integrates directly with Autodesk and GRAPHISOFT BIM applications and supports all specification master libraries of MasterSpec®, US Dept of Veterans Affairs, Canadian Master Specifications (CMS), National Master Specifications (NMS), as well as the ability to integrate custom office masters. For architects and engineers who spend many hours on every project preparing construction specifications, e-SPECS software saves time and money while ensuring that the construction drawings are coordinated with the specifications. For more information visit www.e-SPECS.com or contact sales at +1-207-772-6135 or email to sales@e-SPECS.com.