Hello "Fellow Edgers",
one of my customer has strange question which I do not know the answer. So I want to ask here first, before I ask the GTAC.
Imagine an Excel file with hyperlinks of Solid Edge documents (on file system or on Insight). Is there any posibility to insert that part into the opened assembly in Solid Edge by clicking on link in Excel file?
Thank you all in advance for any information.
I don't think this is supported natively... IF anything I would assume the file would open as a part and not insert into an assembly.
but SE has the exposed API and Excel has embedded VBA...
I think one could easily create a macro in Excel that would hook up to a running instance of SE, Establish the open assembly as the active document, and then insert the selcted file linked from the excel table.
thank you for reply.
Programming this should be the correct way, because I personally do not think too that SE can do this natively (customer question).
Do you need for similar to this?
This is not mine, some years ago I found it somewhere. I can share it for a Czech beer ...
very nice video
If you can share the program, I can use it.
And of course if I will meet you in HSV at the end of the April in HSV, I can bring you a original czech beer You can even pick the brand
I know that copy and past the full path + filename works well to insert part in assembly.
So in an excel file you need to copy the text inside the cell not just the cell itself.
thank you for information.
Thank you a lot, I will try it and inform my customer. We will see what we can do with that macro.
If you want taste a czech beer, it is not much problem for me
Yeah, idea of beer with DevTeam is very temptating. If I will arrive this year to HSV, I will not miss that
You too take care and hopefully see you in April.
The only way to do this is to write a macro!
We have done this with hyperlinks from Insight. The user is searching for the parts in SharePoint and from the web site with the search result he copied via clipboard (right mouse button "Copy Link") the URL and then it would be pasted into the open assembly automatically.
This is the same technique you can use OOTB in Solid Edge to copy a part from one assembly to another!
This is a nice way to transfer information from one application to another!