Work section updates

The Masterspec system warns you if there are updates or changes to the Masterspec Work Sections in the project you are creating or working on.

These changes can be triggered by changes to the New Zealand Building Code, New Zealand Standards, changes to industry Codes of Practice or changes to the product details in Branded Work sections.

As a general guide all work sections that are changed are identified on the right hand panel on your home page when you log in. However, to save you going through all of them, the changed sections are flagged when you open each specification.


When you open a specification you are working on there are two ways the system notifies you of changes. Firstly a large orange "Masterspec updates available" box will appear at the top of the centre panel.
There is also an indication in the workflow list at left identifying individual work sections where the work done now differs from the Masterspec master section.


Once you open a work section with changes you will notice two options top right of the centre panel, either "View Changes" or "Update Manager".


View the Update and Changes to the work section.

When you select "View Changes" the system displays two tabs in a seperate window. The first tab shows you the new Masterspec work section compared with the old work section.

A yellow highlight is an inclusion, the red highlight is a deletion.


The second tab displays the current state of your section compared with the current updated Masterspec section – any edits you have made will show up here as changes.


After reviewing the changes that have been made to the Masterspec Master work section, you'll need to decide which of these changes pertain to your project and to incorporate them into your work section. You do this by running the Update Manager.