Masterspec

MasterKey for ArchiCAD - Enable MasterKey

To use the Keynotes tool in ArchiCAD you must have a Masterspec NextGen2 personal user account and be connected to a practice with a paid Masterspec subscription. If you don’t have a personal account go here to sign up. It’s free and provides access to Masterspec Link, Masterspec NextGen2 and the miproducts National Product Database.

Please note, if you are a new NextGen2 user you must associate your account with your practice subscription. Only then can the NextGen2 practice administrator assign you privileges as a MasterKey user. To find out how watch this short video.

IMPORTANT - BEFORE FIRST LOGGING IN, MAKE SURE YOUR PRACTICE NEXTGEN2 ADMINISTRATOR HAS ADDED YOUR DETAILS AS A MASTERKEY USER TO THE PRACTICE ACCOUNT.

To add your name, the practices Administrator must log into Masterspec NextGen2. They will then select My Details > Manage Staff > Configure Access. The details of the user must appear in the Manage Staff list. If the user does not appear, they must register a NextGen2 account and associate it with the practice. 

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To add the name to the MasterKey list, select the Assign Roles tab, then select the MasterKey tab in the Assign Added Privileges menu. From the drop-down list select the name of the person to be given access to MasterKey.

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Select ADD, you will see the name has been added to the list of MasterKey users.

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PLEASE COMPLETE THE ABOVE STEPS BEFORE LOGGING IN AND CONTINUING.

Once registered and linked to a Masterspec NextGen2 subscription you will need to install MasterKey on your computer. Everyone who has ArchiCAD and Keynotes has the Cadimage installer on their computer.

In Windows you will find it at C:\Program Files (x86)\Cadimage Installer

In Mac it is under Applications>Cadimage Installer


With your ArchiCAD closed launch the Cadimage installer and go to the ‘New & Update Tools’ dropdown.

​NB. You must also have Cadimage Keynotes installed.

Cadimage Masterspec will appear in the list. Select ‘Install'.

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Once MasterKey is installed in Cadimage, open your ArchiCAD programme. The first task is to find and open the Masterspec MasterKey palette and link it to the correct Masterspec specification database.

You may start using MasterKey at any point while creating your specification. To generate and view keynotes, add the appropriate sections to your specifications.

ENABLING MASTERKEY IN ARCHICAD

In ArchiCAD, select Window>Palettes>Masterspec MasterKey.

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In the pop-up window click Login and enter your personal Masterspec login details. Select OK.

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This will present you with the full Masterspec MasterKey Palette.

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The palette offers links to extensive reference material including

  • The Standards New Zealand Library (if you subscribe to this service through Masterspec)
  • The New Zealand Building Code
  • The miproducts National Product database
  • The Masterspec specification projects current or archived for the practice

all while remaining within your ArchiCAD project.


Subscribe to MasterKey

Select the Subscribe button to go to the MasterKey subscription page. Here you can add the MasterKey tool to your Masterspec subscription. Once completed download the contract agreement and organise payment.

Please note to access MasterKey you must have a current practice subscription to Masterspec* and each user must have a personal Masterspec user profile and password. If you do not have a subscription or personal account see the links below.

If you do not have a Masterspec Subscription you must choose and subscribe to at least one Masterspec library to enable a MasterKey subscription.

Don't have a Masterspec Account?

GET YOUR FREE PERSONAL MASTERSPEC USER ACCOUNT

Arrange a Masterspec practice subscription

ARRANGE A MASTERSPEC PRACTICE SUBSCRIPTION

*Masterspec Basic or above - will not work with Masterspec Minor or on Masterspec Link

 

Subscribe to MasterKey

DOWNLOAD MASTERKEY FOR ARCHICAD DOCs

 

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