Importing & Exporting objects between Spike Prototype and MS Excel
Spike can export both its information model schema and S88 or S95 physical models via XML. This is very useful when a large number of simple instances (for examples 200 valves) must be created ; Its easier to create these instances in MS Excel and then just import them.This saves a lot of model generation time.It also enables the sharing of large chunks of data model between projects or Spike solutions. The video showcases the generation and export of a spike XML schema map. This map can be subsequently be read and manipulated in MS Excel. (You need to enable the Excel developer menu to get access to the XML tools) . The video further demonstrates the re-importing of a model that has additional Valve instances. This advanced XML manipulation is available in Spike Prototype Enterprise edition.