Monday, November 25, 2013

Excel Spreadsheet OLE Objects in AutoCAD…

Hi everybody… This is a conversation that I had more than once in last week…
Some customer are having issues trying to link an Excel spreadsheet as an OLE object in AutoCAD using the OLE Object insert command INSERTOBJ.
Using this command they can’t seems to control the area that they are trying to show, so the display of the information showing is incomplete most of the time.
Here is what I do to make it work:
1. From within Excel, Select the area that you want to show in AutoCAD
2. From AutoCAD -> Home Tab -> Clipboard panel -> Paste Special
3. Paste link -> Microsoft Excel -> Worksheet and click OK
To edit use the OLELINKS command so you can change the source range using the "change source" box.
Doing it like this, you will stay link to the original document so any change that you make to the Excel document will automatically shows on AutoCAD, and also works the other way around. 
Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving to all!!!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

How can I download an older version of any Autodesk software???

Hello everybody…. This is a question that I been asked over and over again by many customers…
If you are a customer on Subscription and you are looking for a previous release of the software that you own, just log on into your Subscription Center and there you will find it.
But what about if you don’t have subscription or if you want to download any 2012 or 2013 software?… In you can only see current releases from the applications…
So what do you do then…???
You can actually download older version of any Autodesk software from; this is what you need to do:
1. Go to Up and Ready
2. Now click in ASK
3. From the new window that just open, select Download Links
5. And select the Product that you are looking for…
Hope that you will find this helpful… I sure did… so enjoy it!!!