How-To Convert A MiTek eFrame File To Sapphire In 5 Quick Steps
I recently helped a colleague convert an eFrame file to a Sapphire, and I realized that it would make a good topic for an article. It’s a pretty simple process, so this won’t be a lengthy read.
Step 1: You will need to enable the file to be “V3 Compatible Data “. To do this, first we need to open MiTek’s eFrame, select the Setup Menu > Program Master > General. Check the Create “V3 Compatible Data” box.
Step 2: Next, open the eFrame job that you want to convert. Once it is open, hit save.
Step 3: After you have opened the job and saved it, open Sapphire.
Step 4: Next, open the “.efm” file that you saved in Step 2. After you open it, Sapphire will ask you to save it as a new file.
Step 5: Finally, follow the dialogue boxes and select the items appropriate to that specific project. You will need to specify levels, and say “OK” to a bearing enhancement warning.
NOTE: If your job doesn’t come in perfect, you may need to re-cut some chords and/or adjust ends on some trusses. This really depends on how the job was entered into eFrame by the designer.I hope this helped! Thanks for reading!
Tyler Martinez – Project Manager
Gould Design, Inc.