By default the SpecsIntact Explorer will automatically download and restore the Unified Facilities Guide Specifications (UFGS) Master.  This will occur when no Master is connected or an older version of the UFGS is detected.  Follow the prompts to download and restore the UFGS Master.

 

In the event a manual download must initiated, the UFGS Master may be downloaded from the DoD Whole Building Design Guide (WBDG) or Local Masters at the SpecsIntact Web Site. After you have download the Master, you can quickly add it to SpecsIntact by using the SI Explorer's File menu, Backup/Restore/Manage command and choosing the Restore/Manage tab. Follow steps 1 - 6 below and then follow the Restore/Manage instructions.


You can now download full Masters in SpecsIntact backup zip format, enabling quicker integration into the SI Explorer: (Recommended)

  1. Before downloading any Master, create a destination folder to receive it.
  2. From our Masters web page, select the UFGS link, this will direct you to the WBDG Web Site.

  1. Choose the option to download the entire UFGS Master
  2. When the File Download dialog box appears, choose Save this file to disk, and click OK.
  3. In the Save As dialog Box, path to the folder you created in step #1 above, and click Save.
  4. When the download is complete, open the SI Explorer and from the File menu, click Backup/Restore/Manage, then choose the Restore/Manage tab.
  5. In the Restore From area of the dialog box, locate the drive, folder and zip file you just downloaded.
  6. The information about the Master is automatically entered in the boxes on the right side of the screen when you select the zip file.
  7. Choose Overwrite Existing files to remove any files under the Master Name on your system and replace them with the new Master Sections.
  8. Click OK and the Master will be unzipped in your default Working Directory and displayed in the left pane of the SI Explorer underneath the Masters Folder.

 

  To download an individual Division or Section for use in SpecsIntact:

  1. Before downloading any Master, Division or Section create a destination folder to receive it.
  2. From our Masters web page, select the UFGS link, this will direct you to the WBDG web page.
  3. Download individual Division or Section you want, by clicking the ZIP link beside it.

  1. When the File Download dialog box appears, choose Save this file to disk, and click OK.
  2. In the Save As dialog box, path to the folder you created in step #1 above, and click Save.
  3. When the download is complete, close your browser and locate the folder containing the Master text .zip file(s) you just downloaded.
  4. Double-click the .zip file to extract the Master text Sections (requires the WINZIP software) and close the folder.
  5. Open SpecsIntact, and from the SI Explorer, open the Create New Master dialog box by either clicking the image\newmbut.gif button on the toolbar or by using the File | New | Master menu option.
  6. Complete the information on the General Tab, and click OK.
  7. In the Add Sections dialog box, click the Browse Tab and path to the folder containing the downloaded Master text Sections that you extracted from the zip file in step #7 above (you should see them listed in the Sections area in the bottom left corner of the dialog box).
  8. Click the Select All button, then click the Add Sections button. All of the Sections will be added to the new Master you just created and you will see them listed in the right Contents pane of the dialog box.
  9. Click OK and you will see the new Master listed in the left pane of the SI Explorer, with the Sections it contains listed in the right pane.

 

At any time, you can use the Setup | Connect Masters menu option to control which Masters are displayed in the SI Explorer.