Microsoft Office Importer 2019-02-18T17:08:51+00:00

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Import Excel Spreadsheets and Word Documents into MicroStation or AutoCAD with Perfect Formatting

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Axiom’s Microsoft Office Importer

Axiom's Microsoft Office Importer

Trying to import huge spreadsheets into MicroStation, AutoCAD or Civil3D?

Want to paste a bill of materials, or a schedule, into a design file and keep a link to the original spreadsheet?

Pasting a very large spreadsheet into a design file, but want to do it all in one paste?

Microsoft Office Importer can do it!

  • Easily and quickly import Excel spreadsheets and Word documents into your DGN files (MicroStation) or DWG files (AutoCAD) in one simple step. This includes schedules, bills of material, general notes and more!
  • Effortlessly spread large amounts of data into multiple columns while importing it into MicroStation or AutoCAD. The amount of time saved here can be staggering!
  • Enjoy total control over your CAD standards when importing from Excel spreadsheets and Word documents — including level/layer, color, weight, style, text size, font and more.
  • Have no worries about how to keep your Excel and Word data synchronized inside MicroStation or AutoCAD. Microsoft Office Importer automatically links Excel and Word files to your DGN or DWG files when you do an import.
  • Have your MicroStation and AutoCAD files stay automatically updated with changes made in your linked Excel spreadsheets and Word documents. No more double work!
  • Enjoy having perfect formatting in MicroStation or AutoCAD with no effort on your part.
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“Your Microsoft Office Importer tool saved us an estimated three months of full-time work on just one project.“

 — Joe Carbajal, Project Engineer
WKE Inc, California

“With Microsoft Office Importer, I can update my sheet and I don’t have to screw with it.”

 — Mel Hough, Senior Civil Designer
Matrix Group, Colorado

The Impact of Microsoft Office Importer

Microsoft Office Importer saves you valuable time by automatically managing the hundred little things that have to go right.

Microsoft Office Importer eliminates double-work. No more manual data entry and formatting of information that’s already in Excel or Word files.

Microsoft Office Importer leaves you in control. You don’t have to sacrifice your standards to achieve fast, top-quality results in record time. Finally get the recognition you deserve.

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How Does Microsoft Office Importer Work with DGN and DWG Files?

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Microsoft Office Importer enables users to import nearly unlimited quantities of spreadsheet and Word document data into MicroStation and AutoCAD files with exceptional formatting and reliability.

Microsoft Office Importer eliminates the need for manual entry or manipulation of text when the data is already available in another form (Excel or Word).

Microsoft Office Importer can import much larger blocks of formatted information with a single paste than is generally possible with MicroStation or AutoCAD alone. The MicroStation V8 version includes ProjectWise support.

Okay, But What About Really Huge Excel or Word Pastes?

If you’ve ever tried to get a tall Excel or Word paste into a short space, you know the kind of problems you can run into. In fact, in talking with some new customers, we found that one of the tasks that was taking the longest time was trying to make tall pastes from Excel or Word fit inside their DGN or DWG borders.

These CAD users would manually split up tall data into multiple pastes. Trying to do this is both time-consuming and frustrating. Simply changing text size is almost never an option as the text must be readable in the plot and almost always must follow a CAD standard that dictates the text size. Fortunately for Microsoft Office Importer owners, this (and many other issues with importing Excel or Word data) isn’t an issue.

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Microsoft Office Importer has a feature called “split paste into columns”. This feature is great when you have a tall paste that you want to fit into a short area, such as within a border.

Now, when you go to put a tall paste into your MicroStation or AutoCAD file, you’ll be able to have Microsoft Office Importer automatically split your paste into multiple columns so that it fits into the space you need. Don’t confuse these columns in the DGN file with Excel’s columns — the paste that Microsoft Office Importer is splitting into multiple columns can contain as many Excel columns and rows as you like. This feature splits your Excel and Word pastes into columns right in the DGN or DWG file.

In effect, your tall paste (of multiple Excel columns and rows) flows naturally from one column in your design file to the next column (from left to right).

The result is your paste starts where you choose and automatically creates one or more “columns” for you.

What About Header Rows in Your Excel Paste?

Often, Excel data such as summaries, schedules, bills of material and the like have header rows at the top. Without Microsoft Office Importer, you would have to paste the header rows separately into your design file for each column except the first column. This is inefficient, not to mention annoying and prone to errors. Microsoft Office Importer makes the creation of these additional header rows automatic as well!

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Save More Time in All You Do

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In addition to handling spreadsheet and document pastes into MicroStation, AutoCAD and Civil 3D, Axiom has software that can make every aspect of your CAD work easier. Title Block Manager helps you to automatically manage and update hundreds of title blocks in minutes. Translation Manager is a go-to tool for engineers who need to get translations between MicroStation and AutoCAD done right the first time. For a look at all our applications, check what we have available for MicroStation as well as AutoCAD.

Importing Excel and Word With Ease

“I’ve used Axiom’s Microsoft Office Importer for years. We currently use it with our tables for roadway elevations. We do elevation tabulation sheets. One spreadsheet can have 40 rows of information or more, covering several miles of highway, with several sheets. When I’m done using Microsoft Office Importer on them, they LOOK REALLY NICE, and they have A LOT of information. And every time we make an update, it updates our work automatically, it references the updates right in. I’ll tell you, we have A LOT of sheets. In the past, it would take one professional several days to get the job done. But when I used Microsoft Office Importer, I did it in half a day. Mine looked just as professional. So we have simply abandoned the old way of doing it. Microsoft Office Importer formats the sheets exactly how I want them. When there is a time constraint — which is always — using Microsoft Office Importer has been critical for us. Now we can get more done. Microsoft Office Importer gets all the rows right. We reference the spreadsheet in, and it updates perfectly. You can reformat it just the way you want it, every single time. It follows the CAD format just the way we want it. Our projects are custom jobs, so perfection is key. I’m a lifelong fan.”

 — Abe Arollo, CAD Manager
AECOM

“We especially use Axiom’s tool, Microsoft Office Importer, for importing quantities and spreadsheets from Excel into MicroStation. To try to update and do this from scratch without Microsoft Office Importer is very time-consuming, and it is much easier to import into MicroStation with Microsoft Office Importer. Per project, the amount of time it saves varies, but on our most recent project, we have saved a day’s worth of work per spreadsheet, especially if we have to update and add a column or add a row. On an average project, we have at least 11–12 tables and spreadsheets. To say it in a different way, your Microsoft Office Importer tool saved us an estimated three months of full-time work on just one project. It saves quite a bit of money and time. Without Microsoft Office Importer, we’d have to have one person working full time.“

 — Joe Carbajal, Project Engineer
WKE Inc, Santa Ana, California