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The Spec Generator is a stand-alone application whose primary function is to generate specifications for use with Bentley's latest AutoPLANT and AutoPIPE applications. These catalogs and specifications are created in Microsoft Access MDB database format. This file format allows for a catalog/specification’s component tables to be stored in a single file with multiple tables.
When designers build a model, the set of available components and size ranges is determined by the active specification. All catalog and specification information is stored in an MDB (MS Access) database. The Spec Generator is used to build this database and assign unique IDs to each component in the specification, which is required by the latest AutoPLANT applications.
The Spec Generator also serves as a Catalog Editor. Use it to add to the set of records contained in an existing catalog, or edit existing catalog records. You can also define the types of input allowed in certain fields, add new tables to an existing database, delete fields from existing tables, and a variety of other customization features.
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