Why am I getting this?
does this mean that the license to the bend/ gauge tables i received from fabricator has expired or that there is some issue with excel and solidworks
Reno, it's most likely a licensing issue with the bend table itself. I'm not sure what program generated it, but there are no special licensing requirements for using bend tables in SolidWorks-it's part of the core functionality.
To confirm this, take SolidWorks out of the loop and try opening the the Bend table directly in Excel. If my surmise is correct (Star Trek VI) you'll see the licensing message as soon as you open the spreadsheet.
Do that and let us know how it works out.
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