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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 13522:LookupXLS - populating DWG texts from Excel spreadsheets.
Tip 13091:3DSolSz - list of dimensions of selected 3D solids.
Tip 12926:How to import point coordinates from Excel to AutoCAD?
Tip 12837:RenameCSV - rename layers, blocks, layouts, views, linetypes using Excel tables
Tip 12830:Converting pseudo-tables consisting of lines and texts to TABLE objects in AutoCAD DWGs.

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