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RE: Excel to AutoCAD
- To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
- Subject: RE: Excel to AutoCAD
- From: "Mitchell J. Sklar" <MJS(--nospam--at)bala.com>
- Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2001 14:38:48 -0500
I have been using the
spanner program for about 5 years and it has performed very well. Note that it
is not shareware or freeware either.
Mitchell J. Sklar, P.E.
BALA Consulting Engineers, Inc.
I can't wait to try out this spanner thing, but here is
the way I have been doing it.
In AutoCAD R14 copy the excel chart to the clipboard,
then using paste special, insert the chart as 'autocad entities'. This
will insert the chart and it's associated lines. This does have some
drawbacks as it created a lot of individual lines in the chart, but once
scaled it plots very nicely.
In AutoCAD 2002 I have had great success at inserting
the blocks using cut and past and then editing the 'properties' of the pasted
chart to get the correct size. However, I have yet to get it to plot
acceptably, it comes out very light or upside down. I find that cutting
the chart as normal and then special pasting into CAD as autocad entities
works the best. I is pretty quick and easy.