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Vectorworks Integration

This an import/export solution, so that no matter where your project starts, you can hit the ground running in the other application.

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Written by Clayton
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The Set Up

To enable the Vectorworks integration, head over to Settings > Company > Integrations and click Connect to Vectorworks.

Once you have connected the integration, links to 'Export to Vectorworks' or 'Import from Vectorworks' will appear in the Additional Tools area on the Overview page of your Projects.


Export to Vectorworks

When your Project starts in Jetbuilt, the integration is designed to take the line items from your project and populate them as devices in Vectorworks.

  1. Open your Jetbuilt project to the Overview page and select Export to Vectorworks. This will create a CSV export file of your project.

  2. In Vectorworks, go to File > Import > Import Worksheet and select the CSV export from your Jetbuilt project.


  3. Once the Worksheet has loaded in, select ConnectCAD > Update > Create Devices from Worksheet. Then select the Worksheet we just loaded.


  4. Next you can verify or change column assignments. This should be automatic, but there are specific fields you can set these to. Make sure that Room, Make, Model, and Quantity are assigned to the values below as these are important to getting started in ConnectCAD.


  5. ConnectCAD will attempt to match the devices from the worksheet to devices that already exist in the Device Builder Database. At this stage, you can confirm or change the specific device mappings. If you select "use as is" a Basic Device will be generated with no sockets, but the Room, Model, and Make information filled in.


6. Once your Devices are mapped and created you will see all matched devices and any basic devices that were created, if no equivalent was found in the Device Builder Database and set to use as is.

Import from Vectorworks

If you have started a drawing in Vectorworks and would like to pull the items into Jetbuilt as line items, you can do so using this method.

  1. In Vectorworks, go to File > Export > Export Worksheet, and select the format CSV in the dialog.


  2. Give the CSV file a name:


3. In Jetbuilt, open the project that you would like to import these items into, and navigate to the Overview page.

4. Under the "Additional Tools" section, select Import from Vectorworks and upload the CSV you just created. This will load the devices in as new line items in Jetbuilt.


Hope this helps! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out. We're here to help!

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