How do I convert Legacy BC Framer® 3.0 files into the IV file format for BC Framer® 8 import? (*.BCF to *.IV)


Legacy BC Framer® 3.0 files must be converted to the *.IV file format before opening in BC Framer® 8.

This may be accomplished by using a small utility that will work without installing or running BC Framer® 3.0.

Here is a link to instructions in a PDF document, and a link in the document to download and install the utility.

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/bcframer/Setup+the+CleanBCF+Application.pdf

Open the document and follow the instructions.

Once the (*.IV) file is extracted, launch the new BC Framer® and choose the File > Open tool. Change the filter to find BC FRAMER® IV (*.iv) files.

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Give the new file a name and save location.

Choose a Template. The template must have the same number of levels (or more) as the old file.

Drag and drop the old levels to match levels in the new file. Click OK.

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Differences in programs will invalidate the design. Expect interference and grounding errors. 

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