Exporting a BC Connect XML for Optimization from BC Estimator

Enabling BC Connect Features in BC Estimator

BC Estimator® software can be used to create material cutting lists in BC Connect® software.

  • From the Tools menu Navigate to the Settings.
  • Check the box for Enable BC Connect Features and click Done.
Pro Tip: A Microsoft Log in will now appear when starting a new Job. To save the file to BC Connect automatically, sign in with existing BC Connect sign in info. To continue saving locally, simply “x” out of the pop up.

Export the BC Connect XML

  • Open or create a new job. Under the PUBLISH tab there will now be a new Format option for BC Connect in the “Itemized List” report. With the BC Connect format selected, click “Publish Selected Reports”.

    Pro Tip: Custom reports set to be “itemized” in style and don’t make use of the QL style will have the BC Connect format populate.

Import the BC Connect XML

  • Within the BC Connect Project, under the Attachments tab, select Import Material List.
  • Click Choose Files or drag & drop the exported XML to this space.
  • In the File Source choose BC Estimator XML File and click Import.
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