Industry News

BIMsmith and e-SPECS Now Integrated Through BIM to Spec Partnership

AVITRU, the developer of AIA MasterSpecⓇ, and BIMsmithⓇ, the leading research-based BIM platform, announced the next milestone in the evolution of AECO content by delivering coordinated BIM and specification content through their respective platforms.

As of today, selected building product manufacturers who use BIMsmith and MasterSpec for their BIM and specification content fulfillment will have their content on each platform "e-SPECS Enabled" or "MasterSpec Enabled." In either case, this means that BIM content on BIMsmith Market will automatically populate specification information when used in a Revit instance running the e-SPECS for Revit app and MasterSpec or Product MasterSpec content. 

"Connecting specification and BIM content isn't a new idea, but it's typically been an effort only pursued by large AEC firms," said Jim Contardi, Chief Executive Officer of AVITRU. "This is the first time that a Revit user can download and use high quality Revit content that is linked to MasterSpec content without having to worry about compromising their project or personal information, and be guaranteed data interperability."

This functionality is enabled by Avitru and BIMsmith making a commitment to build out data interoperability between the content on each platform, and working on a common protocol.

"This is a small, yet tremendously important step in the evolution of digital specification," said Benjamin Glunz, Assoc. AIA, CEO of BIMsmith. "Coordinating data sets for BIM and 3-Part Specifications will save time, reduce errors and will ultimately lead to a better building. BIMsmith is proud to collaborate with Avitru to lead the charge in this important endeavor."

BIMsmith and Avitru will be exhibiting together at Autodesk University in Las Vegas, Nevada on 13-15 November at Booth A351/A353. 

Follow the company @avitrusoftware and learn more at