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    Default Importing Excel 97 to Autocad 2005

    I am trying to import around 100 Excel 97 drawings into Autocad 2005. We use Autocad DWG Viewer to view all of our drawings on our system here, and I want to avoid redrawing the 100 Excel files into Autocad. I have tried to import the Excel images into CAD but when trying to view with the DWG Viewer it just shows a blank image. Can anyone help me with this?

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    Default Re: Importing Excel 97 to Autocad 2005

    Have you tried the paste special function under the Edit menu? I think 2005 will allow you to paste the entities as AutoCAD entities. This may work. No guarantees
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    Quote Originally Posted by eddieb99
    I am trying to import around 100 Excel 97 drawings into Autocad 2005. We use Autocad DWG Viewer to view all of our drawings on our system here, and I want to avoid redrawing the 100 Excel files into Autocad. I have tried to import the Excel images into CAD but when trying to view with the DWG Viewer it just shows a blank image. Can anyone help me with this?

    Thanks,
    Eddie
    ~nods~ like Richard said, 'Paste Special' as 'autocad entities' should bring your excell file in as an autocad table object, which should be viewable with the dwg viewer (although, you'll likely have to play with the formatting a bit after it's brought in). I'm not so sure about OLE's, which is what I am assuming you get when you just paste? care to tell us what steps you go through to bring it in? (and, btw, WOOHOO, I'm not the only dinosaur still running office 97)
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    Default Re: Importing Excel 97 to Autocad 2005

    Quote Originally Posted by eddieb99
    I am trying to import around 100 Excel 97 drawings into Autocad 2005. We use Autocad DWG Viewer to view all of our drawings on our system here, and I want to avoid redrawing the 100 Excel files into Autocad. I have tried to import the Excel images into CAD but when trying to view with the DWG Viewer it just shows a blank image. Can anyone help me with this?
    Hi

    Have a browse of the following thread in the AutoCAD FAQ forum...

    Working with OLE (eg Excel) Objects within a drawing file

    +

    What exactly do you mean by "Autocad DWG Viewer" -

    DWG TrueView

    or

    DWF Composer

    or

    Something completely different.

    Have a good one, Mike

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