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Using an excel cell to show job number?

Question asked by Jack Giblin on Oct 24, 2018
Latest reply on Oct 24, 2018 by John Stoltzfus

Hi guys,

I am having a bit of an issue trying to get an excel cell to update on my 2d drawings.

I have created a parametric model which reads off a design table driven by an external excel user-form. Its working great, the only issue is I want to copy one of the excel cells which states the job number and to paste it into my 2d drawing template. Basically so anyone can input data and spit out a 2d drawing with the template updating the job number automatically. I did a quick google search and somebody says ctrl-c the cell you want to use and ctrl-v on the solidworks drawing to paste it in. This works but the cell doesn’t update in solidworks even when I save the sheet and rebuild the drawing.

Am I missing a trick here? Any advice would be great.

Thanks in advance.