Solidworks 2007 Embedded Excel File Errors with Smarteam?

Hello,
I am having a lot of issues with embedded Excel files in Solidworks 2007 drawings creating errors which shuts down Solidworks. It seems
like it might be a combination of the Smarteam add-in that we are using. It seems to not happen as often when Smarteam is unloaded from Solidworks (not added-in any more), but it still will bomb out after a certain time.
Anyone else had this kind of problem yet?
Thanks
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Hello,
I am having a lot of issues with embedded Excel files in Solidworks 2007 drawings creating errors which shuts down Solidworks. It seems like it might be a combination of the Smarteam add-in that we are using. It seems to not happen as often when Smarteam is unloaded from Solidworks (not added-in any more), but it still will bomb out after a certain time.
Anyone else had this kind of problem yet?
Thanks
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BlackadderIII,
Yes. Embedded objects, particularly ones involving complex software like Excel, can increase file instability greatly, regardless of what program you are in.. This is a general Windows issue that has been around since the beginning of time. I avoid embedding objects as much as possible. About the only thing that works reasonably well is images (which I do use often). However, I do use embedded excel files from time to time into SolidWorks drawings, but they do not contain calculations or macros. Are you running complex excel functions from within SolidWorks? If so, this may be the issue.
If you are already dependent on embedded Excel files, you may have to play with them to see if anything can make them more stable (like creating the embedded object from scratch and re-inserting it, or simplifying their function - as in: no forumlae, etc).
Of course, all of this is assuming your issue is the embedded excel files. There can be other causes to crashes. What other culprits have you looked into? For example, there may be general file corruption do to installed SolidWorks without turning off Virus Protection software; or your harddrive might be going bad, or even your graphics card too.
Matt Lorono http://sw.fcsuper.com
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