MiTek Releases New Version of its USP Specifier Software

Originally published by: MiTek USAAugust 23, 2016

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MiTek announced today that it has just released a new version (1.5) of its widely used USP Specifier™ software.

With USP Specifier, users can design beam-to-joist type hangers, input load requirements, and generate connector schedules that can easily be input into CAD drawings.  USP Specifier also lets users define product lists, group connectors by project, print pick list reports, and compare USP’s products alongside its competitors’ offerings.

The new version of the USP Specifier software contains these enhancements:

  • Hanger specs. Users can use a Quick Select design feature that accesses USP’s full hanger product line.
  • Full catalog. Users can access a wealth of new connector products, because the entire 2015-2016 Product Catalog is available in USP Specifier today.
  • Updated codes. The latest building codes have been updated in USP Specifier’s design data, presented with an improved graphical display.

As with past versions of USP Specifier, users will find quick views of code compliance reports, as well as access to a reports-generating tool that is highly configurable.  With USP Specifier, it’s also easy to prepare documents for engineers of record and building designers or to import cost and price information for comprehensive project management.

To install USP Specifier 1.5, visit http://www.uspconnectors.com/resources/usp-specifier, and click the "Download USP Specifier" button. New users will receive an authorization code via email.  Anyone can also download the entire USP catalog app for free at USP Mobile Catalog.

“The USP Specifier software offers access to our entire catalog of hangers and connectors, while providing tools that simplify code-compliance,” said Robert Shupe, VP of Engineering Software Services.  “We’re delighted to offer the enhanced Version 1.5, which is further evidence of our commitment to our customers in their efforts to build safe, code-compliant structures.”