Legacy Duct ShopData Tutorial

The first step to importing a file from ShopData is to scan the file, to check whether there are items in your ShopData 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 ShopData. 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 ShopData 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 ShopData 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 ShopData, select “Import File”.

At the beginning of the import process, you will be prompted to decide whether you would like to import all items from the ShopData file, specific items, or only items mapped to your accessory files.

Importing All Items

If you select “All”, you will be presented with the following screen.

Click “OK”, and 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.

QuoteSoft Duct will prompt you with each applicable of rectangular, round, and oval pressure files, and give you a list of options for the liner for that pressure file.

Once you have determined which liner you would like to select, identify which number it is and remember that for the next screen.

Enter the number associated with the option you want into the text box, and click “OK”.

Once QuoteSoft Duct is finished importing your ShopData file, you can click “OK” and return to Takeoff.

Importing Specific Items

If you select “Specific”, you will be presented with options of which specific items you want to import: Rectangular, Round/Spiral, or Oval/Spiral.

Once you select which one you would like to import, you will be presented with another option, this time whether you would like to import all of that type of item, or only specifically duct (or, for round and oval items, spiral).

Once you select which one you would like to import, 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.

QuoteSoft Duct will prompt you with each applicable of rectangular, round, and oval pressure files, and give you a list of options for the liner for that pressure file.

Once you have determined which liner you would like to select, identify which number it is and remember that for the next screen.

Enter the number associated with the option you want into the text box, and click “OK”.

Once QuoteSoft Duct is finished importing your ShopData file, you can click “OK” and return to Takeoff.