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Automatic update of tables linked with datalinks.

A - answer Using the commands TABLE resp. DATALINK you can insert a live content of Excel tables (or parts of them) to your AutoCAD drawing. On any subsequent change of the Excel table you will be notified by AutoCAD and you will have to update the DWG content manually (updates do not depend on the DXEVAL variable).

If you want to perform the update of Excel table data automatically, after you open your DWG drawing, you can use a simple LISP function. Find the file ACADDOC.LSP (by default in the local user Support folder) and add the following line using Notepad.exe:

(command "_DATALINKUPDATE" "_U" "_K")

If the file ACADDOC.LSP does not exist, create it.

Now after you open any drawing, its data links will be automatically updated.

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27.1.2014    10989×  

See also:
Tip 13770:How do I revert to a previous version of the model in Fusion 360?
Tip 13683:Limitations of the LISP language (AutoLISP, VisualLISP) in AutoCAD LT - what to watch out for
Tip 13280:How to publish models in USD/USDz format from Inventor?
Tip 11990:How to open a local .F3Z file in Fusion 360?
Tip 11898:Automatic schedule - number of blocks in a drawing.

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