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ARCOM announces new Masterworks 7.0 for Mac

Mac-based architects and AEC professionals finally get native OS X version of industry-standard specifications production tool


ARCOM’s upcoming MasterSpec update, schedule for later this April, will introduce the long-awaited Masterworks 7.0 for Apple’s Mac OS X operating system, for use with Microsoft Word for Mac 2011.

In addition to the new and first Mac support natively for Masterworks, a software suite that helps architects and other AEC professionals develop and write building specifications, Masterworks 7.0 for Mac is the latest development in the industry’s most extensive productivity software for use with word processors.

Masterworks is a tool that works with the MasterSpec® specification format tools that are endorsed by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), a brand that is widely recognized for its role in standard-setting professionalism in the area of building specifications production.

01 - Masterworks 7 for Mac is a long-awaited native OS X application that adds a critical piece of native OS X workflow into Mac-based AEC practices.

Masterworks 7 for Mac

With Masterworks 7.0 for Mac, licensed MasterSpec users can seamlessly produce, edit, and update construction specifications through either master guide specification system. Masterworks 7 for Mac will feature:

  • single-file tools to create and edit paragraphs, optional text, and notes
  • multi-file tools:
  • create tables and contents
  • format documents
  • convert sections to MasterFormat 1995
  • generate reports, including submittals and LEED reports
  • format wizard to save format settings and apply to other projects
  • SpecAgent resources to find the most up-to-date product and mfr. information

“Formerly only available for the Windows PC platform, Masterworks now fills a substantial need for our valued Mac users in the specifications industry,” said Christopher Bushnell, ARCOM’s President and CEO. “For MasterSpec licensees, Masterworks for the Mac will dramatically simplify spec creation with user-friendly tools for formatting, performing global edits, creating reports, and more.”

02 - A screen shot of the Masterworks 7 for Mac product.

03 - Another screenshot of Masterworks 7 for Mac.


ARCOM is the leader in specifications and exclusively publishes MasterSpec for the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for use by architects, engineers, landscape architects, and design professionals involved in building projects. ARCOM owns and publishes SpecText for use by civil, water/wasterwater, and structural engineers for infrastructure projects.

ARCOM also publishes SpecWare and SpecAgent. SpecWare is a suite of specification productivity software tools that dramatically simplifies specification creation and use, from easy-to-use Masterworks to BIM integration. SpecAgent is a web-based resource designed to work with MasterSpec and SpecText that streamlines the process of construction product research and manufacturer selection.

ARCOM is based in Salt Lake City, Utah. To learn more about Masterworks 7 for Mac go here.

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