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Specification, Bill of Materials, and Product Presentation

Spec is a powerful specification tool that users can import a file from CET Commercial Interiors, AutoCAD, and other industry design programs. Combined with Notify, users can select data from over 200 manufacturers. With these two programs, users can add options such as fabrics, COMs, finishes and discounts while also designing quotes and proposals. Because Notify updates the manufacturer data automatically, users can be sure that their Spec files are always up to date and validated. Spec also exports to frequently used accounting and manufacturer order systems.

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NOTIFY

Notify is a free piece of software that holds data from over 200 manufacturers and keeps the selected data automatically updated at all times. When a manufacturer produces an update, we publish that update right away. Users will find it easy to manage their library of data and access legacy pricing there as well.

Site License

Billed annually

$2,495

Seat License

Billed annually

$825

Seat w/WORKSPACE

Billed annually

$450
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Spec5 (Data Installed on Network)

Minimum System Requirements
 
  • Operating System: Windows 10 (64-bit only)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 or faster
  • RAM: 8 GB or more
  • HDD: 250 GB or more
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1280 or higher
Recommended System Requirements
 
  • Operating System: Windows 10 (64-bit only)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 (6th generation or higher)
  • RAM: 32 GB or more
  • SSD: 1 TB
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1280 or higher

Spec5 with CI LIBRARY Data Server and Notify 2.0

Minimum System Requirements
 
  • Operating System: Windows 10 (64-bit only)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 or faster
  • RAM: 8 GB or more
  • HDD: 250 GB or more
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1280 or higher
Recommended System Requirements
 
  • Operating System: Windows 10 (64-bit only)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 (6th generation or higher)
  • RAM: 32 GB or more
  • SSD: 1 TB
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1280 or higher
NOTE:  If you install EVERY manufacturer supplied by Configura, the total installed file sizes of the catalog and symbol data are in the range of 300-400GB.  The average installed size is approximately 100GB for dealers installing their primary Tier 1 manufacturer and ancillary brands.

TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a cost to upgrade versions? No,  we never charge upgrade fees.  That is included in your subscription to ProjectMatrix software.  New versions, updates, data, and tech support are always free.
Are there any Help Files or Documents for Spec 5?

Yes, you can download a Quick Start PDF Guide.

In addition, we have a standard Help File located within the program.  You can access this at any time by pressing F1.

When can I get the new Spec? Our official release date will be July 20th, 2020.  However, this will be a staggered release.  We want to maintain our high levels of tech support and training with the new software.  Therefore, we will be offering the release to dealers and users in batches.
Do I have to install the new version? Version 4 will no longer be supported after February 1, 2023. Please contact support for assistance moving to Version 5.
What about Print Templates

The print templates from ProjectSpec4 will be able to be converted.  You can download the converter here.  Unzip the ConvertTemplate.exe to your Desktop.  Browse for your Print Template and then press convert.  You can also just email support@projectmatrix.com and have them do it for you.  The newer print program will have more fields and editing abilities that you may want to explore to update and improve your templates.

NOTE: The Classic Print will not work.  Please contact us if you need help creating new templates.

What about Training?

For training Be sure to check out our Academy

Are you still using SIF files?

YES

We will always be able to import a SIF and be able to create a SIF file from ProjectSpec.  We will also continue to offer various SIF file exports for different Dealer Business Systems, and Order Entry Systems.

NO

The only reason there is a NO to this question is because the new native format to a file created in ProjectSpec5 is that it will be .PMX file extension.  This is due to having a database format to handle additional fields and functionality while using ProjectSpec.  There is a setting under the Preferences screen to allow you to always save a .SIF with the .PMX file.  However, while you are working on the project, you should continue to open the .PMX file since that will contain additional information and fields that are not saved to the .SIF.

The .PMX file give us more abilty with regards to your “project”.  The .PMX file stores and associates the following with the project.  That means that these things get packaged with and associated with that project anytime or anywhere you open it unlike .SIF where they are all linked:

  • ProjectInfo  (.CIF)
  • Discount Tables (.DIS, or new .DISX)
  • Standard Option Tables (.SOT or new .SOTX)
  • Part images and swatches