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Friday, April 24, 2009

E-Specs

E-Specs is another program that you may never use in your professional career, but it will have you understanding Revit much better.  Personally, I believe it should be used in profession career.  I will get more into how it will be applied during our Revit Classroom Workflow.  For those of you do not know... Revit is a Database.  I know what you're thinking.  Microsoft Access?  Database?  Believe it or not, attached to all those pretty 3D models you are creating is a giant list of ID numbers and parameters.  

"e-SPECS for Revit interfaces with Revit's parametric database, instantly updating your project specifications to the requirements of the building model. Insert a wall, door, window, or any other building object into your Revit model and instantly update your project manual with the appropriate specifications. Any changes you make to the designs will automatically be incorporated into the specification manual. And with the click of the mouse, you can access all the other functionality that e-SPECS provides to update your sections on-the-fly, post project notes, review section markups and more."

Basically, e-Specs uses all of those complicated ID numbers and parameters to create and edit your specifications.  Linking your office or typical specs with your Revit file makes it easy to update these specs.  Additionally, when working in teams, it will allow team members to add comments and redlines into the project manual.