Link Excel to Bluebeam

  • Link Excel to Bluebeam

    Posted by Jose Rodriguez on August 31, 2022 at 8:51 pm

    I recently acquired Extreme per Troy’s recommendation. I have figured out how to link an Excel file to live update on an existing set of drawings. I am wondering if I can design a hard copy of an excel file and use the same format for different drawings on different projects? I hope I asked the question so it made sense?

    Thank you

    Troy DeGroot replied 3 months ago 5 Members · 5 Replies
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  • David Cutler

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    September 1, 2022 at 7:50 am
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    Welcome to the Brainery @joser

    If I am understanding your question correctly you are asking that if you create a “standard” spreadsheet can you use it over and over again for new PDF files. While I don’t use quantity link myself, my understanding is that you should be able to save a copy of your Excel file and then update the links to reference your new project’s PDF.

    I hope this answers your question.

    Dave

  • David Cutler

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    September 6, 2022 at 1:10 pm
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    I hear where you are coming from @Vince

    Have you tried using “Edit/Replace” with the .PDF file name in your Excel file?

  • Troy DeGroot

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    September 6, 2022 at 4:22 pm
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    If it’s working correctly, you should only have to update the source files, not each cell. There are plenty of opportunities for failure, so it might not seam as easy.