I've used Excel based BOM's in the past, but I'm doing OK with the swx bom's in swx2010sp4.
Is Excel or any other part of MSOffice needed for anything else?
I'm assuming Excel would need to be installed to open an old slddwg file with and xcel bom.
Design tables needs Excel and also gauge and bend tables if text files are not used. There is possibility to use OpenOffice.org with SW, but that`s a different story.
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