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How to copy a graph from Excel to AutoCAD?

A - answer A graph created on a sheet in an Excel workbook can be copied over to AutoCAD using different methods. The classic copy/paste transfers the selected graph just in a form of an OLE object, which is not suitable for processing in CAD applications.


But with the command PASTESPEC (Clipboard > Paste > Paste as) you can pasete the copied graph from Excel right as AutoCAD objects. In the dialog "Paste As", choose "AutoCAD Entities" and complete the copy-paste operation.


The individual components of the copied graph, including the curve shape, are pasted as polylines and texts in the DWG drawing.



Some Excel graph types (e.g. 3D graphs, tree maps, funnel) cannot be copied this way.

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See also:
Tip 12479:PkLength - export line lenghts to Excel.
Tip 12350:PkArea - acreage of closed areas from DWG to Excel.
Tip 11982:Creating table with parcel numbers and areas - AreaTab.
Tip 11896:How to drive dyn.block parameters or constraints from Excel?
Tip 10693:List of blocks (incl. nested blocks) used in a DWG drawing.

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