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Bumblebee is a collection of User Objects which create a link to Microsoft Excel allowing access and customization of data, formatting, and many features through Grasshopper.
We are pleased to announce the Beta Release of Bumblebee for Grasshopper.
The current version of Bumblebee is developed for:
- Rhino 5
- Latest Version of Grasshopper
- Microsoft Excel 2007 & 2010
What is it?
Bumblebee is a set of user objects which connect Microsoft Excel and Grasshopper.
The component set allows for not just the transfer of data back and forth between GH and XL but gives the Grasshopper user access to many of excels analytic tools and graphic elements. The goal of Bumble bee is to create a series of components which allow for variable levels of engagement with Excel, from simply transferring a large set of data between the programs at high speeds, to creating a highly graphically coordinated charts and data sets.
These components fall under several categories and each component is designed to perform a single type of operation, allowing them to be interchanged as a projects workflow demands, or used in combination with other plugins which access excel.
The components are built on the Microsoft Excel Interop method and are written in VB nodes, available as a series of user objects that can easily be modified and loaded back into the larger user object collection. Users can feel free to modify, improve and re-upload any components back to the Bumblebee group.
How do I Install & Use it:
Download: Rhinoceros 5
Download the Latest: Grasshopper 3d
Download: Microsoft Excel
Download: Bumblebee User Objects
Because Bumblebee is a collection of user objects, it does not have a gha or installer, rather the user files contained in the downloadable zip folder can simply be copied into your local grasshopper user objects folder which can found by going under grasshoppers File > Special Folders > User Objects. (see: http://www.grasshopper3d.com/forum/topics/where-to-load-ghuser-files )
Once the files have been copied to this location a new Bumblebee tab should appear in the ribbon. Open a new session of Microsoft Excel and you should be able to start using the components.
Hi i often get this error, before i used to delete and copy again the user objects but it seems it's not working anymore, do you have any idea how to fix this? ThanksContinue
Started by amedeo scofone. Last reply by Marc Syp Nov 7, 2017.