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OST 3.98 - 16.08 Importing Projects from constructconnect.com

Reference Number: AA-04846 Views: 158 Created: 12/10/2020 02:53 pm Last Updated: 12/17/2020 09:26 am 0 Rating/ Voters
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You can import projects found through ConstructConnect Project Intelligence or from Bid Center on www.constructconnect.com directly into On-Screen Takeoff!

The following procedure only works in a Windows 10 environment.

To import a project from www.constructconnect.com or Bid Center,

  • Select the View/Download Documents button to open the Document Viewer


  • Select the documents you wish to import to OST by clicking each checkbox next to the page, or click the Select All button to select all the documents
  • When the desired documents are selected, click the Open With button


  • Select On-Screen Takeoff from the menu

  • A window opens allowing you to send the project to On-Screen Takeoff

  • If this is the first time you have sent a project to OST, you need to click Download Now next to Option 2 to download the OST Connect integration MSI file
  • When the download completes, run the file to install
    • You must enter the same log-in and password you use to log in to www.constructconnect.com to verify the installation
  • Once the installation is complete, select I Have On-Screen Takeoff®, Send Project Now to send the project to OST

The first time you send a project to OST you may get an additional pop-up window warning you that the site is attempting to open OST. You can select the "Always allow" checkbox so you do not get this message every time.

Additionally, if there have been any updates to the OST Connect functionality, you will see an "Installing Latest Version..." loading bar before the project can be sent to OST.

  • On-Screen Takeoff opens and the plans begin downloading
    • Depending on the size of the project you are importing this may take a few minutes to complete
  • The process is exactly the same as importing a bid package. For more information on what is happening in the background, see the article on importing bid packages