Note (Feb 2013) - this blog entry relates to the previous version of Smartspec.
You can now upload any specs to Smartspec..! This means you are not limited to the generic or branded specs that are currently in Smartspec and enables you to upload content from any number of MS Word (.doc) or PDF specifications that you have in your office.
Uploading specs is easy - you can add them to multiple projects and when you export your Project Specification all the page and clause numbering / formatting is handled automatically.
Click on the new ‘Spec Library’ button in the Smartspec menu to upload/edit your specs.
When you upload a spec you will see that you are asked to select a Section, spec name etc.
You can then easily copy/paste the spec content clause by clause.
We have a suggested clause sequence (Scope, Preparation, Workmanship, etc.) though this is a guideline only. Feel free to follow the sequence of the spec that you are uploading.
Once you have copy/pasted the first clause, click Save. You can then select ‘Add a Clause’ to add the next clause.
Uploading a spec will take just a minute or two.
Once you have uploaded a spec you’ll be able to use it repeatedly on any projects.
Go to the Section to which you have associated the uploaded spec, click the ‘Add Specification’ button, then select ‘Spec Library’.
You’ll see your spec in the lower drop-down menu - select this spec and edit it as per usual.