Within Teamwork Projects, you can import projects from Basecamp into your site using the Basecamp importer.



You can import from Basecamp Classic (also know as Basecamp 1), Basecamp 2, and Basecamp 3.

To start an import, click your profile icon in the top right corner of your site, and select Settings from the dropdown menu.



In the Settings area, go to the Import tab.
Here, you will see a section for Basecamp. Click the 'Import' button to start the process:


When prompted, enter your Basecamp URL and login details.

When you start the import, after you've added your Basecamp address, your login details and allow access, you can then choose what account to use and what you'd like to import:

  • All people, or just those users who are in the projects you choose to import
  • All projects, or skip some
  • All items within the projects, or just some (tasks/notebooks/files/messages/events)


Note: When importing users, they will be added to your site but not automatically sent an email invitation. An invite will not be sent out unless you manually select the envelope/invite option from the People area of your Teamwork Projects site after the import.

A banner will appear at the top of your screen alerting you that the import has begun.


You can either wait for the import to finish or close the window and be you will be emailed with an update as soon as the import is complete.

If you have already imported a project from Basecamp, you can choose to reimport the project.

Note: If you choose to reimport, it will overwrite the previous import and any changes that you have made since the initial import. 



The Update option will import the project from Basecamp, but the existing import will not be overwritten. Changes you have made will remain. Only new project items added in Basecamp will be imported to the project in Teamwork.

The activity on your projects in Basecamp won't show up in your Home area activity stream or in the overview tab of each project. You will only see changes made to the content once you've imported it in these areas.

Note: In order to import Basecamp projects to Teamwork Projects, you will need to ensure you have an active subscription on your Basecamp account. The reason for this is Basecamp is no longer allowing API access on suspended accounts. Only the Basecamp 3 importer has the option to select files as an option. When importing from Basecamp 1 or 2, your files will be automatically included in the import.

For more information, see: Import options