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Export to Excel

Menu: Import/Export > Export to Excel


This feature allows you to export electrical project data to an Excel file. When the command is launched, a wizard opens to help you select the template you want to use.


When the command is launched, SOLIDWORKS Electrical takes a snapshot (creation of a temporary file containing the exported data) of the existing data in the electrical project (one snapshot file per template file). This will be compared with the new data when you import the modified data.

Step 1: Welcome to the Excel export wizard

1.     The first step of this wizard allows you to select the templates to use.


Add: Allows you to add Excel templates to the list. A dialog box opens, displaying all existing templates. Check the templates boxes you want to add.

Remove: Allows you to remove the selected Excel templates.

Select all: Allows you to select all Excel templates on the list.

Export saved point: Opens the Export saved points management dialog box allowing you to delete the existing snapshots of a previous export.


2.     Check the box to select the Excel templates you want to export and click the Next button to continue.


If an Excel template has already been exported (a snapshot has already been created), a dialog will ask you to select the desired option.

Export another time: A new snapshot file is created and the existing snapshot is saved. Each snapshot has a unique ID used for the import comparison.

Delete existing exports: The existing snapshot is deleted and replaced by the new one. If you want to import the previous Excel file and the snapshot no longer exists, the import could cause an error.

Step 2: Export data in an Excel file

Select destination folder: Click the icon and select a directory where you want to save Excel files.

Open folder after exporting: Check the box if you want to open the file explorer in the directory where the files are saved.


3.     Click the Finish button to launch the export. If the Excel file exists, a dialog box opens to select the option you want.

Override it: The existing file is deleted and replaced with the new file.

Rename it: The existing file is saved and a dialog box opens allowing you to enter a new name for the new file.


The files are now ready to be modified within Excel.

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