Fully agree with both points you mention!
- For some of our work we also use Excel template files with some conditional formatting. It would be great if you can simply send and receive in the same format and range over and over again, without the need to specify e.g. the range each time. Also setting this kind of standard sending/receiving format as default in an Excel file could be a nice addition.
I had a try with the Excel connector and it’s really easy and clear to work with, a very good addition! One issue I noticed while sending some very basic data is that the order of columns in objects can change:
First I send the basic data of 2 points (A2:E4) using “range with headers” to send actual objects. Receiving them back works properly (G2:K4), but the columns are in different order. This is definitely an issue, especially if you want to work with template files as mentioned. Is this expected behaviour or am I missing something?
- I was thinking of maybe building an app on Speckle that allows to visualize, manipulate and filter tabulated data. However, this is probably functionality that many people can use, so some kind of integrated table viewer would be useful, especially if there is some room to customise it to your needs, either through a UI or by some additonal coding.
Thanks in advance!