Import a BIM File

Use the Estimating Import/Export Tool to import cost item information from a building information modeling (BIM) file. You can import material, labor, and equipment information from a BIM text file into an estimate as cost items. You can map the contents of each text file to the Reference, Description, Quantity, Units, and WBS Code fields for the cost items.

Note: You cannot import BIM files into the open estimating job, but you must have an estimating job open to perform the import.

To open a job in the Manage Estimates screen, click Estimating > Estimating > Manage Estimates in the All Tasks pane. Then select the job you want to open, and click OK.