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Export to COBie

This guide will show you how you can export your job into COBie (.xlsx) format using NBS Create.

To export your job to COBie:

  1. Select the File tab, and then select Print.
  2. Click the downward facing arrow next to Microsoft Word:
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  3. From the pop up list, select COBie:
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  4. Choose the classification type for your document. You will be given three options: NBS, Uniclass 2015 or Both. The default is Both.
    • Required: to export with Uniclass 2015 NBS Create must be able to connect to the NBS online services.
  5. You will also be prompted to enter a value into the Authorship field. This value will be added to your COBie document in the CreatedBy field. Best practice is to use your company email address e.g. info@yourcompany.com, but you are free to enter any value of your choice (or leave blank).
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  6. Click Export on the dialog to move to the next step.
  7. Choose a suitable location on your local PC or network for the export and click Save.
  8. Your Export will now complete, showing you a progress bar with information of estimated time remaining.
  9. Once completed the exported COBie document will open along with a corresponding COBie report.