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Excel import into ProE Wildfire

Excel import into ProE Wildfire

Excel import into ProE Wildfire

ok I am asking a question I assume has been discussed before but I cannot find an archive on it.

I want to know how to import an excel table text into a Pro-E drawing.

RE: Excel import into ProE Wildfire

Check this thread thread554-63195

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RE: Excel import into ProE Wildfire

As that thread is archived hope no one minds my tacking on a tip given by Brian Adkins in another forum if an alternative to OLE objects is desired:

In the existing MS Excel spreadsheet, add the following columns:

Add a column to the left of the existing columns, and enter @[ preceded by a single quote.

Between each column of text, enter @]@[ preceded by a single quote.

Add an extra column to the right of the existing columns, and enter @] preceded by a single quote.

Save the file as a space delimited (*.prn) file, and then modify the file name to have a (*.txt) extension.  This pads the cells with enought spaces to make everything line up correctly.

Import the resulting text file as a note in Pro/E

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Unfortunately the general concensus seems to be that there is no good way to populate a table with external data; i.e. from a spreadsheet, csv, etc.

RE: Excel import into ProE Wildfire


Your way worked correctly but it is a real task of labor to get there.

The first suggested way does not work in product view.

Thanks guys.

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