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Problems With Excel? "Failed to set Excel running"

Problems With Excel? "Failed to set Excel running"

Problems With Excel? "Failed to set Excel running"

(OP)
Has anyone run into the following problem with Part or Expression Spreadsheets?

Error:  
Failed to set Excel running

I closed UG when it froze trying to connect to spreadsheet, now it won't connect to spreadsheet for any of the parts I try.

If you've seen this problem do you know if there is an open bug on it for EDS? If not then I can have them add that along with the other bugs I've found in my short time with UG.

Michael

RE: Problems With Excel? "Failed to set Excel running"

(OP)
I called UGS GTAC and they told me that the problem has been reported before and told me to do the following to fix it.

Open Excel separately and go to Tools -> Add-Inns
Uncheck the UG box on the list and exit Excel.
Then restart UG and try connecting to Spreadsheet.

In some cases even if you exit excel you have to shut down the process using the task manager.

Michael

RE: Problems With Excel? "Failed to set Excel running"

I am using Unigraphics v17.0 and recently my company has upgraded to Office XP. For some reason, UG 17 has not been able to detect Excel anymore and it prompted unknown version of Excel installed.

Is there anyway to solve this problem?

RE: Problems With Excel? "Failed to set Excel running"

No, either down grade back to Office 2000 or upgrade to UG V18 or NX1. I don't remember which supports XP.
The version of excel is dependent on the version of UG. If you go to uganswer and ask about Excel verions, there should be a documnet or SFB covering it.

"Wildfires are dangerous, hard to control, and economically catastrophic."

Ben Loosli
CAD/CAM System Analyst
Ingersoll-Rand

RE: Problems With Excel? "Failed to set Excel running"

From UG PR-01209370:
For UG V18.0.1.1 and BELOW you must have Excel 1997 or Excel 2000 installed.  For V18.0.1.2 and higher, Excel 97, Excel 2000 and Excel XP are supported.

"Wildfires are dangerous, hard to control, and economically catastrophic."

Ben Loosli
CAD/CAM System Analyst
Ingersoll-Rand

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