Pasting data from LO Calc to BricsCAD

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Hello everyone, I was watching this video:
https://blog.bricsys.com/tutorials/bricscad-spreadsheet-import/

It describes two methods to get data from a spreadsheet to a CAD table
entity. The first method uses csv from Calc, imported to CAD. The second
method is a paste special procedure with Excel (viewer) with
preservation of (a limited set of) formulas.

The question concerns the second method: Is there an easy way to achieve
this with Calc without an Excel viewer?

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Re: Pasting data from LO Calc to BricsCAD

At 23:52 10/07/2017 +0200, Wiebe van der Worp wrote:
>I was watching this video:
>https://blog.bricsys.com/tutorials/bricscad-spreadsheet-import/ It
>describes two methods to get data from a spreadsheet to a CAD table
>entity. The first method uses csv from Calc, imported to CAD. The
>second method is a paste special procedure with Excel (viewer) with
>preservation of (a limited set of) formulas. The question concerns
>the second method: Is there an easy way to achieve this with Calc
>without an Excel viewer?

Surely the answer is just to suck it and see? You can copy a range of
a spreadsheet sheet from Calc just as you could from Microsoft Excel
or the Excel Viewer. The question then is what your other product
makes of that in pasting it in. Try Paste and try Paste Special, and
try whatever options that offers. The copy from Calc will carry
formulae; the only question is whether your other product can use
this properly. I'd guess it probably would, but I don't have it to try.

I trust this helps.

Brian Barker


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Re: Pasting data from LO Calc to BricsCAD

In reply to this post by wiebe
You might try this:
Tools > Options > Calc > View then Under "Display" set X = Formulas
Now perform the copy and paste.

Or you can save the Calc sheet as a CSV with formulas.
File > Save As (select Text CSV) and set X = Edit filter settings
In the next pop-up set X = Save cell formulas instead of calculated values


On Mon, Jul 10, 2017 at 9:02 PM, Brian Barker <[hidden email]>
wrote:

> At 23:52 10/07/2017 +0200, Wiebe van der Worp wrote:
>
>> I was watching this video: https://blog.bricsys.com/tutor
>> ials/bricscad-spreadsheet-import/ It describes two methods to get data
>> from a spreadsheet to a CAD table entity. The first method uses csv from
>> Calc, imported to CAD. The second method is a paste special procedure with
>> Excel (viewer) with preservation of (a limited set of) formulas. The
>> question concerns the second method: Is there an easy way to achieve this
>> with Calc without an Excel viewer?
>>
>
> Surely the answer is just to suck it and see? You can copy a range of a
> spreadsheet sheet from Calc just as you could from Microsoft Excel or the
> Excel Viewer. The question then is what your other product makes of that in
> pasting it in. Try Paste and try Paste Special, and try whatever options
> that offers. The copy from Calc will carry formulae; the only question is
> whether your other product can use this properly. I'd guess it probably
> would, but I don't have it to try.
>
> I trust this helps.
>
> Brian Barker
>
>
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Re: Pasting data from LO Calc to BricsCAD

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Thanks for your reply Brian and Bruce...

On 11-07-17 03:02, Brian Barker wrote:
> At 23:52 10/07/2017 +0200, Wiebe van der Worp wrote:
>> I was watching this video:
>> https://blog.bricsys.com/tutorials/bricscad-spreadsheet-import/ It
>> describes two methods to get data from a spreadsheet to a CAD table
>> entity. The first method uses csv from Calc, imported to CAD. The
>> second method is a paste special procedure with Excel (viewer) with
>> preservation of (a limited set of) formulas. The question concerns the
>> second method: Is there an easy way to achieve this with Calc without
>> an Excel viewer?

> You can copy a range of a
> spreadsheet sheet from Calc just as you could from Microsoft Excel or
> the Excel Viewer. The question then is what your other product makes of
> that in pasting it in. Try Paste and try Paste Special, and try whatever
> options that offers. The copy from Calc will carry formulae; the only
> question is whether your other product can use this properly. I'd guess
> it probably would, but I don't have it to try.

BricsCAD runs on Linux too, making it, combined with Calc, a nice and
powerful combo. First thing I did after watching was trying all paste
options without success. But it is good to know that clipboard data
contains formulas.

As a second approach I unzipped a Calc file and tried to import
content.xml and got an error in BricsCAD: "Failed to find
'Workbook/Worksheet/Table' node in XML data." I guess it only expects
Excel. I will leave a comment at the blog entry...

Bruce, I tried your suggestions without success.

On the other hand: There is nothing wrong with importing cvs, it is a
working solution. And it was nice to see someone use Calc.

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