The first step to importing a file from QXP BIM is to scan the file, to check whether there are items in your QXP BIM 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 QXP BIM. You will be presented with this pop-up window.
Click “Scan QXP 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 QXP BIM 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.
Unlike some of the other types of BIM files that can be imported, the QXP BIM import process allows you to choose which items you would like to import before you begin the process. Simply select which types of items you would like to import by clicking on them so they have an “X” in the box next to them. You can also use the buttons on the right to check or uncheck all of the items.
The options underneath let you choose whether you would like to be prompted about liner and pressure file choices. If you want them to be left to the default, you can select these. In addition, there is an option to enable Fitting Chains. If selected, this will allow Fitting Chains to be used with the import, taking off any associated items in any Fitting Chains you have set up. Otherwise, Fitting Chains will be ignored, even when the Fitting Chains option in Takeoff is enabled.
Once you have scanned the file and selected all of the options you would like, then you can import the file. Return to the QXP BIM screen, and select “Import QXP File”.
Depending on which options you chose, you may be asked to re-map the liners and the pressure files.