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Excel add-in

When you use the Excel automation feature to create the electrical project content, under Excel you can use an Excel add-in to help you to generate the data.

Installing the Excel add-in


Menu: Import/Export > Excel Automation > Install Excel add-in


The installation program of the Excel add-in automatically starts. If not, you can launch the EwExcelAddIn.vsto file (...\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Corp\SOLIDWORKS Electrical\bin\EwExcelAddIn).


Using the Excel add-in

After the add-in installation, the SOLIDWORKS Electrical tab appears, grouping specific commands to help you to create the XLSX file to process to SOLIDWORKS Electrical.


New Excel file: Allows you to create a new Excel file. Use the correct template for the new file.

New electrical project: Allows you to create a new electrical project in which you can import the data.

Insert macro: Opens the Macros Selector allowing you to select the macro you want to use in the Excel file.

Start SOLIDWORKS Electrical: Starts a new instance of SOLIDWORKS Electrical.

Electrical project management: Opens the Electrical project management.


Excel automation: Starts the XLS Automation process in the current electrical project.

About: Displays information about the add-in.


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