Visualize your BIM data in excel

Hello Specklers,

There is some interesting work going on with the excel connector that you can expect to see soon. You will soon be able to access the same viewer that you see on https://speckle.xyz/ directly inside your Speckle Excel connector. This is going to help a ton with making sense of your BIM data. In the simple gif below, I import all the wall data from my archicad model into an excel table, and then sort it by length to quickly tell where my longest walls are.

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Please leave a comment if you have some functionality that you would like to see in excel now that you can visualize your data!

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Hi Connor,

you guys are leveling up here massively … :rocket:.

Regarding feedback for functionality … It would be interesting to add maybe filter views to this connector in order to make the input easier to track.

  • adding property results in the coloring of elements like with the filter groups in the viewer. This might be a bit tricky though as the properties are not yet in the commit when they are entered into Excel. By taking a look at the color schema one would be able to check if the values are assigned correctly before sending them to Speckle again
  • Coloring of a row or a special cell colors the element according to RGB value of the cell … the more manual approach to the above. Still interesting if people want to add a more manual color scheme. This maybe helps to sort the model a bit before adding parameters.

Cannot wait to test it out :nerd_face: