MASTER GUIDE SPECIFICATIONS — BSD SpecLink®-E is designed to produce documentation for all types of projects and for all phases of a project — from programming all the way through construction administration. One database of over 600 sections can be expanded or collapsed to provide outline, short form, and full construction specs — without the need to start over at each phase of a project. SpecLink-E is a sophisticated master guide specification system subscribed to by architects, engineers, and specification writers nationwide that lets users:
- Reduce spec production time.
- Speed up editing tasks.
- Update specs automatically and painlessly without disruption.
- Improve spec coordination.
- Reduce errors & omissions.
- Transition seamlessly from schematic design specs to design development specs to full construction specs, using the same database.
- Access built-in automation for simplifying LEED certification.
- Connect to BIM through BSD LinkMan-E
BIM INTEROPERABILITY — BSD LinkMan™-E is an interoperability tool that will connect multiple applications through a comprehensive master database. Initially, it provides interoperability between BSD SpecLink-E and Autodesk's Revit. It allows a project manager to see and compare data from each application, highlighting conflicts and missing information. It can also be set to automatically "turn on" appropriate sections and specification text in SpecLink-E — based on data from the Revit model.
The data from Revit can be updated at any time without overwriting edits that have been made in BSD SpecLink-E, and users can add their own BIM objects and link them to the LinkMan-E data in a simple drag-and-drop process.
COST ESTIMATING — BSD CostLink®/AE is a different kind of cost estimating tool. It was designed by design professionals for design professionals — architects, engineers, and others — for whom cost estimating is important but not their primary job function. Produce budgetary estimates on day one in less than 15 minutes – and produce detailed cost estimates at any point in project development.