2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 2, 2017 9:46 AM by Sachin Mahajan

    Which Microsoft Excel version is required for using design tables?

    Sachin Mahajan

      Which Microsoft Excel version is required for using design tables?

        • Re: Which Microsoft Excel version is required for using design tables?
          Alex Lachance

          Generally, SolidWorks launches a miniature version of Microsoft Office that matches the SolidWorks version if you do not have any installed. If you do have a version of Microsoft Office installed, it will use this one. If the design table file was generated on another computer using, say Microsoft Excel 2016 and you're trying to open it through SolidWorks on another computer that uses Microsoft Excel 2014, SolidWorks won't be able to open it because the file will have been saved in a future version of Microsoft Excel.

           

          You can open the file from Microsoft Excel 2014(even though SolidWorks says it can't) and then save it in 2014 and it should work.

           

          In my case, I run SolidWorks 2016 and Microsoft Office 2012. The guy who did my design tables made them on Microsoft Office 2016. I had to open each file and save them as 2012 in order to be able to open them through SolidWorks.