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    Has anyone tried Data Link to an Excel file in 2012?
    Notice any improvements in performance or anything else related to this feature? Thank you.

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    Default Re: anyone tried Data Link to an Excel file in 2012?

    I have data linked our quantity table in, dont know that I noticed much of a difference, just recently started using the feature (only the past 3 projects) so I dont have enough experience with it to be able to notice the differences.

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    Default Re: anyone tried Data Link to an Excel file in 2012?

    Ok thanks for the response.
    We use it quite a bit in 2010 for spreadsheets, some of which can be quite long.
    Performance is often slow when they get beyond a few hundred rows of data. Not sure if there were any incremental improvements in 2012 that'd help.

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    Default Re: anyone tried Data Link to an Excel file in 2012?

    I use it for door/window/finish schedules, but haven't noticed much of a difference. Those are <100 items anyway, but our sheet layouts with all the datalinks and tables runs slower than other drawings.

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    Default Re: anyone tried Data Link to an Excel file in 2012?

    I've used Data Link a lot. It's not bad, but I've found something that works better. Try XL2CAD. It works just as well as Data Link, but the plotting hard copy quality is much better.

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    Default Re: anyone tried Data Link to an Excel file in 2012?

    Is XL2CAd a command, a lisp routine, a diesle expression, or a program? If not a command, where does one find this XL2CAD? Who developed it? How does it work?

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    Default Re: anyone tried Data Link to an Excel file in 2012?

    Info here on it.

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    Default Re: anyone tried Data Link to an Excel file in 2012?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jmurphy View Post
    Info here on it.
    Ooooh, this looks fantastic!!! I can finally givve up my old ways.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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    Default Re: anyone tried Data Link to an Excel file in 2012?

    XL2CAD still runs on VBA. I have had problems with it, if anyone is an XL2CAD pro, I have questions..

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    Default Re: anyone tried Data Link to an Excel file in 2012?

    XL2CAD still runs on VBA.
    That was an older version. When we saw the impact that VBA had on 64bit, we began porting all our applications to the Managed .NET interface. We no longer sell any VBA based tools.

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