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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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Tip 13855:DBXscanLayers and DBXscanBlocks - bulk report content of DWG files in a folder.
Tip 13784:Export block coordinates to a table. How to use the DATAEXTRACTION command in AutoCAD LT?
Tip 13757:Bulk editing of drawing properties (DWGprops) from Excel.
Tip 13683:Limitations of the LISP language (AutoLISP, VisualLISP) in AutoCAD LT - what to watch out for
Tip 13522:LookupXLS - populating DWG texts from Excel spreadsheets.

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