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gibbs
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first time user needs help!

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11-06-2002 01:46 AM
trying to create a group of threaded holes and i keep on getting an error that says "cannot open excel application"
what does it mean? how do i fix it?

remember this is my first week with this program!

gibbs
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jmartzig
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Re: first time user needs help!

11-06-2002 01:56 AM in reply to: gibbs
do you have excel on your system? -Joe
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gibbs
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11-06-2002 01:58 AM in reply to: gibbs
if you mean microsoft excel the answer is no. but what would that have to do with it anyway.

gibbs
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jmartzig
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11-06-2002 02:01 AM in reply to: gibbs
because IV uses an excel spreadsheet for the thread data on taps and threads. the file is thread.xls. you're going to need microsoft excel on your system. someone correct me if i'm wrong, but i don't think there is a way around this. unless of course you just don't use threads or taps. -Joe
*Keller, Kent
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11-06-2002 02:14 AM in reply to: gibbs
or iParts or linked or embedded spreadsheets.

I believe it says right on the system requirements that it needs it.

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"jmartzig" wrote in message news:f120769.2@WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> because IV uses an excel spreadsheet for the thread data on taps and threads. the file
is thread.xls. you're going to need microsoft excel on your system. someone correct me if
i'm wrong, but i don't think there is a way around this. unless of course you just don't
use threads or taps. -Joe
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MechMan_
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11-06-2002 02:17 AM in reply to: gibbs
Question...can IV use a different spreadsheet program other than Excel or is that hard coded into IV? If it is hard coded any ideas on why?

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JStrang
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11-06-2002 02:23 AM in reply to: gibbs
Microsoft® Excel 2002 Win32 English North America CD Full Version Media: CD $339.00; Version Upgrade $109.00. I am sorry, but if I personally paid the money for IV and then was told I had to have Excel, I wouldn't have bought IV...MDT still works great, with or without Excel.
*Dotson, Sean
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11-06-2002 02:24 AM in reply to: gibbs
I'm 99.9% sure you are stuck with Excel. 
Excel is fired off from the ipart edit spreadsheet command and the thread file
included with Iv is an excel file.

 

Like it or not, Microsoft is the defacto standard
in office software...


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weak..
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Question...can
IV use a different spreadsheet program other than Excel or is that hard coded
into IV? If it is hard coded any ideas on why?

MechMan

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gibbs
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11-06-2002 02:36 AM in reply to: gibbs
thanx for all the help everybody, i never would've thought that a CAD system would need a spread sheet to run but oh well. maybe i'll just stick to MDT.

gibbs
*McConnell, Cory
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11-06-2002 02:38 AM in reply to: gibbs
You will be doing yourself a disservice if you just stick to MDT

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Cory McConnell
BJ pipeline Inspection
"gibbs" wrote in message news:f120769.7@WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> thanx for all the help everybody, i never would've thought that a CAD
system would need a spread sheet to run but oh well. maybe i'll just stick
to MDT.
> gibbs
>
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