The first step to importing a file from InteliCAD is to scan the file, to check whether there are items in your InteliCAD 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 InteliCAD. 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 InteliCAD 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 InteliCAD 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 InteliCAD, select “Import File” and navigate to the file that you have already scanned.
During the import process, you will be prompted to choose a liner for each pressure file.
Simply determine which type you would like to assign and find the corresponding number, which you will then enter on the next screen.
Once you have entered all of the liners, QuoteSoft Duct will then finish importing the InteliCAD file.
Once it is done importing, you will be given the opportunity to see a list of all of the items, both those that were successfully imported and assigned to pressure files, and those that were unable to be. If you successfully completed the scan, there should be no items that had errors importing, but you can use this option as a way to check. Otherwise, you can press “No”, and the process is complete.
If you click “Yes”, QuoteSoft Duct will open a window in Notepad that features a list of all of the items and what they were assigned to, if anything. If items were skipped, this means you did not successfully complete the scan process before importing and you may need to try again. If you continue to have issues, you can contact QuoteSoft Technical Support at 800-813-7020.
If you wish, you can copy this list to another application, or save the Notepad file by selecting Save from the File menu, and then choosing a location to save the file. Otherwise, you can close this window and return to Takeoff.