Copying from AutoCAD 33.1

1. Launch a Windows program to link to (e.g. Microsoft Word)

2. Open an AutoCAD drawing.

3. Choose Edit, Copy.

4. Pick the AutoCAD objects to copy.

5. TAB to the Window’s program.

6. Choose Edit, Paste.


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Print Screen 33.2

1. Launch a Windows program to link to (e.g. Microsoft Word)

2. Open an AutoCAD drawing.

3. Press PRINT SCREENonthekeyboard.

4. TAB to the Window’s program.

5. Choose Edit, Paste.


OLE Linking to AutoCAD 33.3

A linked object remains associated with its source file. When you edit a linked object in AutoCAD, the source file changes. When you edit the object in the source file, the linked object in AutoCAD changes.

1. Launch a Windows program to link from (e.g. Microsoft Excel)

2. Create a spreadsheet to bring into AutoCAD.

3. Open an AutoCAD drawing.

4. Choose Insert, OLE Object.

5. Choose browse to pick a file to link to AutoCAD.

6. Pick a location in the drawing to place the OLE object.


7. Double Click to edit that object in the original program.

TIPS:

• Spreadsheets that are imported into AutoCAD drawings with OLE are limited in size. If your spreadsheet is too large, you can reduce the column width and row height, reduce the font size, or paste the spreadsheet in separate parts to break the OLE object into smaller OLE objects.

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• OLE objects are inserted in an AutoCAD drawing on the current layer. Turn off or freeze a layer to suppress the display of OLE objects on that layer.

• Set the system variable OLEHIDE to display or suppress the display of all OLE objects in paper space, model space, or both.

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