Monday, June 15, 2009

BSD SpecLink-E and LinkMan-E Coming Soon

A while back I posted that BSD SpecLink was going to join the fun and come out with a new version of it’s specification software and allow it to link to Revit, just like e-Specs currently does.  Well, it’s almost here!  Here’s a snip of the press release.  You can read the full press release here


Atlanta, GA, June 15, 2009 — Building Systems Design, Inc. (BSD) today announced live demonstrations of the final beta release of its new BSD SpecLink-E (SLE) software at Construct2009, a national trade show for the commercial construction industry being held this week in Indianapolis. SpecLink-E is the successor to BSD’s award-winning BSD SpecLink+ specification-writing software currently being used by thousands of design professionals nationwide.

SpecLink-E will participate in the building information modeling (BIM) process through integration with CAD environments such as Revit Architecture 2009 via an integration manager called BSD LinkMan-E(TM) (LME), also in development at BSD with a patent pending. With LinkMan-E and SpecLink-E in place on the same computer or the same network, relevant project data can be transferred in both directions between the CAD environment and the specifications environment. Users will also be able to set SLE so that data from the drawings will inform the specifier about product choices, or the software can be set to automatically select appropriate sections and “pre-edit” the specifications, based on decisions made in the CAD environment. In addition to showing its current products, BSD will demonstrate linking between BSD SpecLink-E and Autodesk’s Revit at Construct2009 in Indianapolis, June 17-19, 2009.


I took a look out on BSD’s website to see if there was a demo or anything on the upcoming products.  You can take a look at a power-point presentation on both products at the following link…

I know the press release indicates that LinkMan-E will work with Revit Arch 2009, but I would assume that they are working on it being compatible with Revit Arch 2010.  Well, I least I hope they are!

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