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CADWorx Spec Editor

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20.1 (2020 R1)

CADWorx Spec Editor Home tab: Legacy Catalog Data > Import By Spec

Imports legacy data from a specification.

Specification File

Specifies the specification file for import.

Library Folder

Specifies the location for the legacy components folder for import. This must be located in the legacy CADWorx folders.

Topworks Folder

Specifies the location for the topworks folder for import. This must be located in the legacy CADWorx folders.

DatabaseCodes File

Specifies the legacy database code DAT file for the import.

Upon import of the DAT file the DBCode Table, and the IndexCode Table, are created accordingly. For more information on DBCode Tables and IndexCode Tables, see IndexCode Table and DBCode Table.

Size Table

Specifies the size table for the import. You must first create a size table before importing the legacy data.

Data Files

Specifies the imported information.

  • Path

Specifies the path for the legacy data.

  • Status

Specifies the status of the selected data. If Status is Missing, then the incorrect Library Folder was selected.

Import

Imports the legacy data.

View Log File

Displays the log file for the legacy import.

  1. Click the Home tab, and then click Import By Spec on the Legacy Catalog Data panel.

    The Import CADWorx Legacy Catalog From Spec File dialog box displays.

  2. Under Source, click the Specification File ellipsis.

    The Open dialog box displays.

  3. Select a legacy file to import, and then click Open.

    The Data Files box fills with the legacy data.

  4. Click the Library Folder ellipsis.

    The Browse For Folder dialog box displays.

  5. Select the legacy folder that contains the data file, and then click OK.

  6. Click the Topworks Folder ellipsis.

    The Browse For Folder dialog box displays.

  7. Select the legacy folder that contains the topworks data file for the spec, and then click OK.

  8. Click the DatabaseCodes File ellipsis.

    The Open dialog box displays.

  9. Select the legacy database code DAT file for the import, and then click Open.

    The DatabaseCodes File box fills with the DAT file. See the note above the instructions for more information.

  10. Click the Size Table list, and then select a size table.

  11. Select the data files you want to import from the Data Files box, and then click OK. Alternatively, select the Select / deselect all check box to select all legacy data in the Data Files dialog box.

  12. Click Import.

    One of the following two responses displays: No files were converted, or [Number] files converted. If no files were converted, make sure the data to import is correct.

  13. Click OK on either message you receive.

  14. When finished with the import, click Close.

  15. Click File > Save to save the changes to the catalog.

  • For detailed information about the contents that were or were not converted, click View Log File.

  • You can double-click any of the data files in the Data Files dialog box to view its information in Notepad.