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Tutorial >> Linking  Excel to Text -- Populate Data
In this tutorial, we will show users how to populate Excel data into multiple drawings.
Step 1

Users already tried Linking Excel to Text -- Import  to import Excel data linking as single text. Now we follow the same procedure to import some data into the template drawing.

Open sample border drawing in

C:\CADTool\tutorial\acad\borderR15.dwg  (AutoCAD 2002, 2000)

C:\CADTool\tutorial\acad\borderR16.dwg  (AutoCAD 2004, 2005, 2006)

Step 2
  • Click on CADTool >> Import Excel Linking To Text  from pull down menu

  • Click Browse button. Open Excel file tut02.xls in C:\CADTool\tutorial\office

Step 3
  • Click on the Sheet combo box and select Sheet 1, Excel will show Sheet 1 content as shown below

  • Import the highlighting part into drawing

Step 4
Select No Border, uncheck Empty Cell Is Updateable and Group All Import Contents, Click OK to continue
Step 5
Place table as shown below

Step 6

Move imported text to its location in title block. You can move, rotate, scale these texts. All the changes will be applied to populated drawings

Step 7

Save you completed drawing as Template.dwg in any location.
Step 8

Click on CADTool >> Populate Excel Data from pull down menu

Complete the form as shown below. Click Start to continue

Step 9
All populated drawings will be dumped into C:\CADTool\tutorial\ouput directory as specified in above form
Please check out next tutorial  Comparison of Three Import Modes

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