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By Miles Nicholson

Did you know that you can modify the component tags or other data in Excel and then update your drawings after?

 

Why is this useful?

 

  • Customers may have cad operators and designers; the cad operator can sketch the design and then the designer can detail the schematics via Excel
  • The client may determine the tags of the equipment
  • The panel may be manufactured by an external source; the manufacturer part information defined by the panel builder in Excel and then updated back to the schemes

 

How do you do it?

 

1.       Select the Import/Export Data ribbon tab >  

 

Choose what you would like to export (edit)

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Select ¤ Project and ¤ Excel file format

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Specify the location to save the excel spreadsheet

 

2. Modify the spreadsheet using Excel

  • If changing the component TAG, both the parent and child devices need to be changed

 

3.       Select the Import/Export Data ribbon tab >  

 

Browse to the spreadsheet and select  

 

Select the options that you prefer:

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