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#1 Martin Livingston

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Posted 24 January 2022 - 07:39 AM

I probably already know the answer to this question but here goes! 

 

Has anyone figured out a way to embed a live Excel spreadsheet? I know I can create a table but I need the flexibility of an Excel spreadsheet that would update whenever I open the drawing.

 

Cheers!


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#2 Keith Almond

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Posted 24 January 2022 - 08:10 AM

Yes, you did know the answer didn't you? No I don't believe it's possible.

 

Good luck with your quest!


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#3 Jeremy Plum

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Posted 24 January 2022 - 08:38 AM

great thought.

let's get this one into the product suggestions. An embedded Excel spreadsheet would reduce so many issues and vastly streamline my workflow.


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#4 Keith Almond

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Posted 24 January 2022 - 09:04 AM

Why would it reduce issues? All you are doing is adding NONE drawn information, OR You're taking information OUT of Softplan, to create a spreadsheet, and then trying to put it back IN.

 

I don't understand why EXCEL is handy. I can see why some people may want it, But personally, as far as I'm concerned. If my Information is not in Softplan, then I don't need it to be on the drawing sheets. It would be better for me to have Softplans Tables behave more like a Spreadsheet, than the dumb grid that it is.

 

AND on that topic, I'd like to be able to CUSTOMIZE the HEADINGS on the Schedules. I have to re-write them every time ... and before you ask, I don't use CAPS for ANYTHING on my drawings EXCEPT to EMPHASIZE something important.


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#5 Jeremy Plum

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Posted 24 January 2022 - 09:26 AM

It would be better for me to have Softplans Tables behave more like a Spreadsheet, than the dumb grid that it is.

Keith, that's really what I'm getting at. The functionality of excel would be great.

I also want everything contained in SP but there are still many times that I have to use outside programs. As a deign/ build I have lots of unique types of information flowing in and out of my office & jobsite that a more robust table could help manage.

Also in coordination with Softlist, which is quite powerful but still has many areas of customization to be tapped into.


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