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The first step to importing a file from Autodesk Revit is to scan the file, to check whether there are items in your Autodesk Revit file that don’t correspond to the standard rectangular, round, and oval items. To do this, click on BIM on the menu bar of QuoteSoft Duct and select the option for Autodesk Revit. Then, select “Scan File”.

If any such items are found, you will be prompted to map their items to an accessory pressure file so that the items can be mapped properly when you import the Autodesk Revit file. If there are items that do not correspond to any of the accessory pressure files that you already have, then you can cancel the scan and add those accessory pressure files before re-scanning.

Once you have scanned the Autodesk Revit file and ensured that all of the items are properly mapped to items in QuoteSoft Duct, then you can import the file. Go back to BIM on the menu bar and under the option for Autodesk Revit, select “Import File”.

You will be presented with the following screen.

If you click “No”, then when the file is imported, any Pressure Files or components such as liner that have appeared in previous imports will retain the same mappings that you previously assigned to them.

If you click “Yes”, then regardless of whether you have mapped Pressure Files or components before in a previous import, you will be presented with all of them so you can map them. Use this option if mappings have changed, or if you want to be sure the import uses the right mappings.

If there are items that need pressure files, you will be presented with a window where you can select the pressure files for each item. The item in question is listed in the title of this window. Once you have selected a pressure file for each item, click “OK” to move on to the next one.

Once you have completed assigning pressure files, you will prompted with  a list of options for the liner for those previously assigned pressure file. Select the appropriate liner or wrap and click OK to continue to the next component, until all components are mapped.

Once you are done mapping pressure files, liner and wrap, the file will import.

Once all of the items in the file have finished importing, you will return to Takeoff.

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