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(HTTPS://ENVISIONCAD.COM) MICROSTATION TIP: OBJECT LINKING AND EMBEDDING (OLE) Mey 13, 2014 Written by Bob Mecham (https://envisioncad.com/blog-articles /meet-bob-mechom- 1d-opplicctions-manager/) MicroStation can import files from external application such as Microsoft Word and Excel Link on Excel Sheet to MicroStation: 1. Open the Excel file and Select the amount of data you want to copy. 2. From the Excel pulldown Edit>Copy. The data is copied to the clipboard 3, Open the MicroStation file you want to paste the Excel Sheet into. 4, From the MicroStation pulldown Edit>Paste Special. The Paste Special dialog ‘appears. 5, From the list of Dato Type select “Linked Microsoft Excel Worksh« 6 Select the Paste icon 7.In the Paste OLE Tool Settings dialog set the Method to By Size and set the ‘appropriate scale. 8. Place a data point in the view to place the linked excel sheet, Importing Options: There are three ways to import the source files os pictures, embedded files, or linked files, ~ Apicture is a screen capture of the application. The image is static and is not updated when changes ore made to the source. — An embedded file s imported and saved into the DGN file. Edits made to the embedded file are saved in the DGN file. ~ Alinked file is imported to the DGN file but still resides in the original application. Edits ore made to the source file and con be updated using the MicroStation Update link tool. MicroStation Viewing: When viewing a linked or embedded file in MicroStetion it may oppeor shaded. This is due to the source opplication, Excel, being currently opened ond its worksheet edited (see screen shot below), Once the source application is soved and closed the shading will not be seen in MicroStation — | OLE Upd After changes are made to the source application the data stored in the DGN file will need updating, OLE data can be updated from the MicroStation pulldown menu Edit>Update Links EnvisionCAD Since 1996, EnvisionCAD has been a nationclly recognized leader in the configuration, customization, implementation, training & support for CAD software solutions. Our individuelized opprooch has benefited private engineering firms and government agencies alike Basic or advanced, we can help you get the mast from your CAD technology. oe Togs: Excel (https://envisloncad com/tag/excel/) 2. comments on "MicroStation Tip: Object Linking and Embedding (OLE)" ALE se (htsp://arkentashighways.com) ‘Okay, | knew allthis. 05/23/2016 11:200m (https//erwisioncad.com /microstation-tp-object-linking-ond-embedding-ole/#teomment-635) My question is, how do you perform the same OLE actions from within VBA? | haven't found enyene with o clean solution. | have @ pretty dirty solution that requires lots of user interaction and hes lots of opportunities for operator error. I want to eliminate those possibilities. (Ves, ve tried recording @ macro) Thanks, Al Fleogle (Bp Bod Wing (htsp://EnvisionCAD com) Hello Al, 05/23/2016 3:44pm (https://envisioncad.com/mirostation-tip-object-linking-and-embedding-ole/tcomment-636) ‘There is no clecn solution for this in MicroStation es there isnt anything available in the API The best adviee lean gi you for your question is go to this link http://communities bentley.com/praducts programming /microstation_progromming/t/343173/+/100051 2://communities bentley com/products/programming/microstation_ programming /{/343173/t/100051) Rod Leave a Reply Your emeil address willnot be published. Required felds ere marked * Comment Nome * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email