Import files to the Estimating module

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Import files to the Estimating module

You can import several file types into the Estimating module. You can import IFC files, KISS files, Bluebeam files, and Microsoft Excel worksheets.

  1. Click the File ribbon tab in the upper-left corner of the Tekla EPM window.
  2. On the File menu, select Import.
  3. In the navigation tree of the Import dialog box, click the desired import option under Estimating.

  4. To select the file that you want to import, click the ... button in the upper-right corner of the dialog box.
  5. Browse to find the file, and click Open.

    Note that you can click the Test Import button to test importing a KISS file before actually importing it. This way, you can ensure that all information will be imported successfully.

  6. Click Import.

    What happens next depends on the type of file that you are importing. For example, when you are importing an Microsoft Excel worksheet, the Import Field Map dialog box asks you to connect the Microsoft Excel columns with the Tekla EPM standard fields.

    Note that you should only save your field mapping selections if you are absolutely sure that you will continue to use the same mapping. This is because the Import Field Map dialog box may not open in the future when you import new files that match the previously saved mapping.

    After you have done so, the import continues.

    Once the import is completed, a message appears at the bottom of the Import dialog box.

  7. To close the dialog box, click the Close button (X) in the upper-right corner.
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