Specworx® is a turnkey solution used by our Architectural Specifiers to generate professional Ironmongery specifications that are viewed and bidirectionally linked to Autodesk® Revit® using the free Specworx® viewer.
Specify | Revise | Supply | Install | Archive
Specworx® - Autodesk® Revit®Integrated Specification Software
The engineering, construction, and infrastructure (ECI) industry is constantly evolving and has become more streamlined with the use of technology, such as Building Information Modelling (BIM).
BIM is at the heart of the digital asset lifecycle transformation. It should not simply be regarded as a 3D modelling tool but as part of a new set of business processes that make use of asset data and take advantage of the latest technology innovations.
BIM is a way to manage information across all stages of an asset’s life, integrating processes, information, and technologies. It is about changing the way we do business and enabling continuous improvement. Companies need to move from a document-driven process to an integrated data-driven approach to manage the entire asset lifecycle.
This is why Ironmongery Warehouse created Specworx®, a world-first real-time ironmongery specification program that allows BIM asset data to be integrated into all stages of the asset lifecycle process.
Specify | Revise | Supply | Install | Archive
Specworx® is a turnkey solution used by our Architectural Specifiers to generate professional ironmongery specifications that are viewed and bidirectionally linked to Autodesk® Revit® using the free Specworx® viewer, for Developers, Architects, or Contractors.
The ironmongery requirements are specified directly into your Autodesk® Revit® model, thereby increasing your efficiency and reducing working hours throughout the project planning, design, and construction phases.
A simple Windows application on your PC, allows us to directly communicate with you for any revisions. With a click of a button, you can easily view the specified ironmongery on the relevant door. Our recipes of products are linked to each instance of all doors found in the model, and not by door type, saving you time in reviewing the specified ironmongery. Once construction commences, the professional team can virtually live-track the delivery, installation, and approval of installation on-site using Specworx® Field.
We pride ourselves on being innovative and continuously strive to improve our technology, thus keeping us ahead of the game in assisting you to complete a successful project.
Efficient | Effective | Increased Productivity
Does Ironmongery Warehouse Africa only work with Autodesk® Revit® models?
No – Ironmongery Warehouse Africa specifiers can create Ironmongery Specifications from any application that can produce a PDF file of floor plans.
Will Specworx® work with my Autodesk® Revit® version?
Specworx® integrates with Autodesk® Revit® 2017 and newer.
Will Specworx® add any weight to the Autodesk® Revit® models?
No – The free Specworx® viewer is a separate Windows application that is not integrated into the Autodesk® Revit® workspace.
Do we have to share our Autodesk® Revit® models with Ironmongery Warehouse Africa?
Yes – Ironmongery Warehouse Africa has developed an in-house door take-off tool that produces Ironmongery Specification projects directly from a local copy of an Autodesk® Revit® model.
The architect can then view, check, and markup the project using the free Specworx® Viewer.
Can architects install the Specworx® Viewer?
Yes – Installation files, a tutorial, and a short video of how the viewer integrates with Autodesk® Revit® are available to assist with installation.
Can the viewer be used to modify Specworx® recipes?
No – Ironmongery Warehouse Africa prefers that recipes are changed from one source.
Architects can however filter and create separate reports from the original documentation, such as, if you need to split your Ironmongery report by floor: 1) Filter by floor 2) Save and print the new filtered report
Can the viewer be used to add Recipes to new doors in the model?
No – When an Autodesk® Revit® model is changed, and it affects the door index, the model must be shared with Ironmongery Warehouse Africa again so that a new takeoff and revision of the specification can be produced.
Can the viewer be used without having Autodesk® applications like Revit® and Design Review® installed?
Yes – Ironmongery Warehouse Africa project files include all relevant reports, as well as 2D floor plans where each door is highlighted to show its ironmongery specification.
What do we need to include in our Autodesk® Revit® model for specifications?
- Door numbers must be unique.
- Specworx® uses Mark as the door number and Type Mark for the Door Type. If other door parameters are used for door number and door type, the specifier should be informed.
- All doors must be a Autodesk® Revit® door.
- Door families should have enough information for the specifier to identify the function of the door.
- Door Schedules/Door detail drawings should be complete and included.
- If the project is phased, the specifier should be informed as to how deleted, existing, and demolished doors should be handled.
- If there are design options in the model, the specifier should be informed about which doors to exclude/include.
- Where possible, sheets with title blocks should be included in the model for reference.
What happens to the copy of Autodesk® Revit® models that architects share with Ironmongery Warehouse Africa?
Autodesk® Revit® models are used to create Specworx® projects and are then deleted. Every new revision of Specworx® schedules is based on a snapshot copy of the architect’s live project.