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    Discussion in 'SolidWorks' started by Pink Stone, Sep 2, 2011.

    1. Pink Stone

      Pink Stone New Member

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      I would like to drive SW with a spreadsheet. Can anyone give me an idea of how this can be done.
       
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    3. alanho

      alanho Active Member

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      Is there an existing part you like to drive the geometry with?
       
    4. Pink Stone

      Pink Stone New Member

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      It could be either existing or a new development.
      for this, let say its new.
       
    5. alanho

      alanho Active Member

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      For existing designs, you could tie in the existing dimensions to a spreadsheet. However, the only thing you can do is to change the dimensions of the associated geometry and not change the type.

      I am not sure how to or how you want to automate a new design from scratch? In other words, do you want to define the planes, sketches and the extrusions from the excel spreadsheet? Are you expecting it to be alike a LISP functionality? You probably be better off creating a standalone application or macro to perform this.
       
    6. gupta9665

      gupta9665 Well-Known Member

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      Create the spread sheet with required values. Now model the part (yes you'll have to model it) and then link the dimension using the design table. Of course you need to follow the rules for design table.
       

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