Help Centre

NBS Create logo

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:
  3. From the pop up list, select COBie:
  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., but you are free to enter any value of your choice (or leave blank).
  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.