17 May 2021


Conflicts between models and specifications can cause problems later down the line. As the building industry faces more stringent regulation and higher labor and material costs, there is a clear need for a higher standard of record keeping and design documentation.

This is where digital tools, such as NBS Chorus, come into play to improve record keeping across the industry. Chorus enables you to develop your specification and model together, providing clear connections between the specification content and the model. This allows for complete confidence that the information in the model is in line with the specification and vice versa. 

How does specification and model integration work?

The NBS Chorus plug in (Chorus connect) allows you to associate specification clauses and sections to objects and elements within your ArchiCAD model. 

This process is made quick and simple through the ability to use the ArchiCAD label tool to associate more than one element at a time. For example, you can associate all the doors in your model to the same clause. 

It is intuitive and effective - all you need to do is simply select an ArchiCAD object or element in their model, click the 3 association dots next to the respective clause or section you want to associate, and the process is complete.  

Chorus connect also allows you to check which elements of the model have been associated, which elements are yet to be associated, and if there are any discrepancies between the information in the specification and associated modelled elements or objects in the ArchiCAD model. The model checker also has a find and select feature which allows the user to find sections or clauses connected to an object or element in the model. This is especially useful when working with larger models. 

Check out the video below for a full run down on how to associate your specifications into your ArchiCAD model using NBS Chorus. 

NBS Chorus also has a plug in for Autodesk Revit, find out how to associate specification content with you Revit model using NBS Chorus here

Why choose NBS Chorus for specification writing?

Say goodbye to inaccurate specifications and misaligned design documentation with NBS Chorus.

Our specialist team stay on top of thousands of changes to construction standards, so you can have peace of mind that your specifications are based on the most accurate and up-to-date information.

Chorus is cloud based, meaning it can be accessed anywhere, at any time, and allows full team collaboration.

Find out more about NBS Chorus here