Specification productivity tool

Arcom has developed Altarix, a tool designed to increase productivity in specification software using SpecAgent and SpecTools to improve writing and content.

05/31/2011


Arcom’s Altarix is a productivity tool in its SpecWare suite of specification software. Two panels are built into the Altarix specification section editor: SpecAgent and SpecTools. The SpecAgent panel provides a wide variety of resources needed by specifiers with the specification sections they are working on, such as manufacturer contact information, product information, photos, catalogs, data sheets, referenced standards, and links to standards organizations. The SpecTools panel provides features to help improve specification writing, review, and editing efficiency, including question and answer tools, navigation tools that help make finding specification sections easier, and note tools. A status panel bar helps specifiers keep track of the completion progress of specification writing efforts. Specifiers will be able to track the percentage completion of each section, as well as the last date a section was updated and by whom. This information is aggregated to the project level so one can see overall project completion progress.



Consulting-Specifying Engineer's Product of the Year (POY) contest is the premier award for new products in the HVAC, fire, electrical, and...
Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine is dedicated to encouraging and recognizing the most talented young individuals...
The MEP Giants program lists the top mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering firms in the United States.
Sizing water pipes, ASHRAE 90.1, recovering waste heat, and more
Developing lighting solutions; Designing lighting systems; Integrating fire alarm and HVAC systems
Exploring fire pumps and systems; Lighting energy codes; Salary survey; Changes to NFPA 20
Knowing when and how to use parallel generators
Power system design for high-performance buildings; mitigating arc flash hazards
Transformers; Electrical system design; Selecting and sizing transformers; Grounded and ungrounded system design, Paralleling generator systems
As brand protection manager for Eaton’s Electrical Sector, Tom Grace oversees counterfeit awareness...
Amara Rozgus is chief editor and content manager of Consulting-Specifier Engineer magazine.
IEEE power industry experts bring their combined experience in the electrical power industry...
Michael Heinsdorf, P.E., LEED AP, CDT is an Engineering Specification Writer at ARCOM MasterSpec.
Automation Engineer; Wood Group
System Integrator; Cross Integrated Systems Group
Fire & Life Safety Engineer; Technip USA Inc.
This course focuses on climate analysis, appropriateness of cooling system selection, and combining cooling systems.
This course will help identify and reveal electrical hazards and identify the solutions to implementing and maintaining a safe work environment.
This course explains how maintaining power and communication systems through emergency power-generation systems is critical.
click me