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Import excel file into archicad file

Anonymous
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Hi, anyone know how to import an excel file into Archicad?
Thanks.
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Karl Ottenstein
Moderator
It depends on what you want to do with it. Please explain exactly what you want to do with the Excel data?

If you just want to place the spreadsheet contents on a layout, then you need to save it as PDF and place the PDF instead.
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Erich
Contributor
Save it as a PDF file and place that as an external drawing.
Erich

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Erich
Contributor
Karl,

You are not only faster than me but more complete as usual...
Erich

AC 19 6006 & AC 20
Mac OS 10.11.5
15" Retina MacBook Pro 2.6
27" iMac Retina 5K
Erika Epstein
Booster
You can also copy and paste the text into AC if you mightwant to edit it.

Please add your operating system and version of Archicad to your signature.
Erika
Architect, Consultant
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Mac OSX 10.11.1
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Anonymous
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Hi, regarding the import of excel file.
Exactly i need to do some calculation on the cabinet material, i just wonder how to import a excel file into archicad, so that i can input the different material to use in the excel file for calculation & easy refer to the data.
Thanks.
Erika Epstein
Booster
Hazel,
I'm not sure I understand what you are asking.
You can set up schedules to do many claculations automatically. You cannot import information from an excel file to include in archicad.

Are you trying to add information from outside archicad into archicad?

Or are you trying to get some information in archicad out to excel?

Or ___?
Erika
Architect, Consultant
MacBook Pro Retina, 15-inch Yosemite 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
Mac OSX 10.11.1
AC5-18
Onuma System

"Implementing Successful Building Information Modeling"
Anonymous
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Does GS know what year it is? AC13 can not import a .xls? BRILLIANT!
Karl Ottenstein
Moderator
Robert wrote:
Does GS know what year it is? AC13 can not import a .xls? BRILLIANT!
WHY would you import an Excel file into a BIM model? Where would you have that data appear and how? You can freely extract data FROM ArchiCAD and INTO Excel, which is the appropriate flow of data...

If you want the Excel data on a layout, Excel has the tools to select what to display and how to display it... which is why saving as a PDF from there and placing the PDF is the sensible way to get quality results.

Karl
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AC 27 USA and earlier   •   macOS Ventura 13.6.7, MacBook Pro M2 Max 12CPU/30GPU cores, 32GB
Karl Ottenstein
Moderator
Hazel wrote:
Hi, regarding the import of excel file.
Exactly i need to do some calculation on the cabinet material, i just wonder how to import a excel file into archicad, so that i can input the different material to use in the excel file for calculation & easy refer to the data.
Thanks.
Hi Hazel,

It works the opposite way: you export your cabinet schedule (or whatever) from ArchiCAD to Excel and do the computations there.

Karl
One of the forum moderators
AC 27 USA and earlier   •   macOS Ventura 13.6.7, MacBook Pro M2 Max 12CPU/30GPU cores, 32GB