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It is possible to translate Blueprint of a Project to another language to create a different language version of the same Blueprint. This is achieved by exporting the Blueprint in a Trados recognizable format, translating it using the SDL Trados Studio software, and importing it back into the ED application. The Blueprint nodes translated to a specific Language Code are available for Questions when the particular Language Code is selected while creating the Question.

Export Blueprint of a Project

  1. Navigate to Manage → Blueprint to open the Create Blueprint page.
  2. Click the Translate button at the bottom.


    In order to be able to translate a Blueprint, it has to be in the Editable state. Learn more about how to make a Blueprint editable over here.

  3. The Blueprint will get exported into a ZIP archive file containing files as below:

    1. HTML document containing all the selected Blueprint as shown below.
      As can be seen above, the HTML file contains the Language Code of the Blueprint, and the node names for various levels. Only the content marked with the red boxes (with a white background) will get translated namely: Language Code and node names. The word “Language Code” with a gray background will not appear for translation.
    2. Trados setting file required to import the Blueprint into Trados.
    3. Trados instruction file containing instructions related to Trados that the user must follow.

      Refer to Translating A Document Using SDL Trados Studio for the translation process.

Importing Translated Blueprint

Once the translation is made using Trados, an HTML file similar to the one which was exported earlier, but with the translated text, is generated by Trados.

  1. Navigate to the Import Blueprint page by clicking the Upload tab on the left or by clicking Upload Blueprint link on the Create Blueprint page. Click the Choose File button under the Select Translated file (*.htm) section.

  2. Browse to the Trados-translated HTML file with Blueprint, select it, and click the Upload button.
  3. A successful upload will result in the red text message.

    A successfully translated and imported Blueprint will be updated if it already exists in the database with the same Language Code. It will become available for Questions having the new Language Code. To view the translated Blueprint, go to Manage → Blueprint, and select the new Language Code from the Blueprint Document Language drop-down.


The import of translated Blueprint will fail and a message in red text is displayed, if the Language Code for the language to which the Blueprint is to be translated, doesn’t exist in the Item Bank.


Questions having a Language Code with a specific Blueprint translation will be able to use the Blueprint translated to that Language Code.

Questions having a Language Code without a specific Blueprint translation will be able to use the default language Blueprint without translation as seen below.

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