ThreeDify XLGrapher

Deployed as a 3D add-in for Microsoft Excel, Excel Grapher allows you to create true 3D charts and graphs from raw data.

Excel Grapher is the simplest, most cost-effective, and robust tool available to anyone who wants to visualize spreadsheet data in 2D, 3D, or even 4D.

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ThreeDify XLGrapher v4.8.3 (released on January 26, 2017) includes the following changes:

Enhanced the 3D surface and solid generation algorithm by scaling the input points uniformly to improve the output shape.

For existing XLGrapher customers, please note the following:

Versions above v4.0.0 require a different license from all previous XLGrapher versions
Customers who bought a XLGrapher version older than 4.0.0 can upgrade to the current XLGrapher version for the same discounted upgrade price as before (Please see the Buy page for details).

XLGrapher for Excel 2000, XP, 2003, 2007 and 32-bit Excel 2010, 2013 and 2016:

XLGrapher for 64-bit Excel 2010, 2013 and 2016 (To find out if you have 64-bit Microsoft Office 2010, 2013 or 2016, please click this link).

XLGrapher VBA Sample Script

Description: This is a sample XLGrapher VBA script. It requires XLGrapher 4.5.x or higher to run. This script automates the process of mesh creation from scatter points stored in the “Data” worksheet of the sample workbook. The X, Y and Z coordinates are stored in A, B and D columns of the “Data” worksheet. The script demonstrates many XLGrapher scripting concepts. Once opened in Excel, pressing and holding down Shift+Ctrl+G key combination will automatically create a XLGrapher instance and construct a solid mesh from the scatter points on the fly. You can view the script source code within Excel with ALT+F11 key combination.

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Installation Requirements
  • For Windows 7 or Vista, Grapher can now be installed on both Administrator and Standard User accounts.
  • For Windows XP, can also be installed on both Administrator and Standard user accounts. On Standard user accounts, the installation procedure is different from that of Windows 7 or Vista.
  • During installation, if you get “Unable to register the DLL/OCX: Regsvr32: failed with exist code 0x3”, do one of the following:
  • If you are using Excel 2013 or 2016, you may need to disable Safe Mode for ActiveX control.
Installing XLGrapher on Windows 7, 8, 10, Vista or Server 2008
  • Uninstall previous version of Excel Grapher, if any.
  • Download and run Excel Grapher installer.
  • If you are installing Excel Grapher on a Standard user account, the installer will ask you to enter an administrator’s user name and password. After successful installation, you will be automatically returned to your Standard User account.
  • Note that the installer only installs Excel Grapher for the user account currently logged in. If you wish to install Excel Grapher for all users on a single machine, repeat the above steps.
Installing XLGrapher on Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 (Only for XLGrapher v4.0.1 or lower, higher version does not support WinXP)
  • If you are installing XLGrapher for an Administrative user,
    • Uninstall older version, if any
    • Simply run the XLGrapher installer and accept all defaults to finish the installation.
    • If this is NOT your first time installing XLGrapher, open a command prompt window, cd to “Documents and Settings Folder” (e.g., c:Documents and Settings), then enter: del /s /a:h /a:-h *.exd

  • If you are installing XLGrapher for a non-administrative user:
    • Login to Windows as an Administrator
    • Uninstall older version, if any
    • Run the XLGrapher installer and accept all defaults to finish the installation.
    • If this is NOT your first time installing XLGrapher, open a command prompt window, cd to “Documents and Settings Folder” (e.g., c:Documents and Settings), then enter: del /s /a:h /a:-h *.exd
    • Logout and then login as the non-Administrative user for whom you are installing the Grapher.
    • Open a command prompt window, cd to “c:Program FilesThreeDifyThreeDify Excel Grapher” and then enter: regsvrex /c xlgrapher.dll
    • Note that you could also install XLGrapher on as many non-administrative accounts as you wish on the same WinXP machibe by repeating the last step in each account.

Upon completion of installation, a new group named “ThreeDify Excel Grapher x.x.x” will be created under the default “Start | All Programs | ThreeDify” program group.

Three sample Excel data files are also included in the distribution. They are accessible from the “ThreeDify Grapher x.x.x” group, i.e., from “Start | All Programs | ThreeDify | ThreeDify Excel Grapher x.x.x”. One of the sample files, Sample.xls, also includes a VBA script (which means you should enable macros when asked) that demonstrates most of the ThreeDify Grapher scripting API.

Once installation is complete and you have purchased a XLGrapher license. You can follow the steps below to activate your XLGrapher license on Windows 7, 8, 10 or Vista.

Activating XLGrapher on Windows 7, 8, 10, Vista or Server 2008
  1. Start Excel as an Administrator. To do that, click Windows Start button, type Excel. Microsoft Excel xxxx shortcut shall show-up. Hold down Ctrl+Shift keys and then right mouse click on Microsoft Excel xxxx, choose Run as administrator to start Excel.
  2. Under the ThreeDify XLGrapher add-in menu within Excel, select License Manager and select “3D Graphing or SurfaceFit” as the module name, and then hit Activate button.
  3. Copy and paste your Grapher Product Key provided above.
  4. Restart Excel as usual and your XLGrapher shall be activated.

Note that another way to start Excel as an Administrator at Step 1 above is to right mouse click on any Excel shortcut (from Windows Start menu most likely), choose Properties, switch to Compatibility tab and set “Run this program as an administrator” checkbox to “on”. If that is done, then you need to set this checkbox “off” before performing the last above.

Activating XLGrapher on Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 (Only for XLGrapher 4.0.1 or lower)
  • Login to Windows as an Administrator
  • Follow the procedure described in this article to make sure your Network Authentication Scheme on your computer is set to use NTLMv2
  • Start Excel
  • Under the ThreeDify Excel Grapher add-in menu within Excel, select Activate Excel Grapher menu item
  • Copy and paste the Grapher Product Key provided to you by ThreeDify or a ThreeDify Reseller
  • Restart Excel and XLGrapher shall be activated
  • You can now use XLGrapher in the Administrative account
  • You can also use XLGrapher in a non-Administrative account where XLGrapher has been properly installed (according to the procedure described in the above section titled “Installing XLGrapher on Windows XP or 2003 Server”). To do that, you simply need to login to that account as usual