Importing cost databases in CSV format

As of version 2023.a, "Open BIM Quantities" and applications with the "Bill of quantities" tab can import cost databases in CSV format. To do so, the "Import CSV" option has been added to the "Import/Export" group in the toolbar for managing cost databases and the project database.

The CSV file must contain the columns with the information for the "Code", " Type ", "Item", "Summary", "Quantity" and "Rate" fields. Users can specify the index of each column from the file import configuration panel. The character set, the index of the first line of text to be imported and the field separator can also be specified.

As with the FIEBDC-3 format files, "Open BIM Quantities" allows users to choose whether to delete the previous data from the cost databases before carrying out the import or updating them.