GhExcel - Interface with Excel

GhExcel is a plug-in for Grasshopper to exchange data with Excel. Multiple sheets are supported with ZUI(Zoomable User Interface). It includes three components:

  • Excel static read
  • Excel Dynamic read
  • Excel Write

The plug-in was previously posted in Grasshopper forum, you can find the version for Rhino 4.

Please leave your comments and suggestions!

To install:

  • In Grasshopper, choose File > Special Folders > Components folder. Save the gha file there.
  • Right-click the file > Properties > make sure there is no "blocked" text
  • Restart Rhino and Grasshopper

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Plug-in rating:
Average: 4 (10 votes)
Title Release Notes
GhExcel V1.2
Visible option for ExcelWrite, allow Excel window to pop out. Make it easy to manipulate the recorded data. Move the icons to tab "Extra". Bug fixed.  
Version: V1.2
Language: English
Example file V1.2
Updated example file for GhExcel v1.2  
Version: 1.2
Language: English
GhExcel V1.1
This release support multiple sheets read and write with ZUI (Zoomable User Interface).  
Version: 1.1
Language: English
Example file V1.1
Updated example files for version 1.1  
Version: 1.1
Language: English
Interface with Excel  
Version: 1.0
Language: English
Example files & manual
Example files and manual  
Version: 1.0
Language: English
Homepage: GhExcel


Hello, I've used this plugin in the past and have found success with it, however I'm running into a problem where it will output a range properly if the range is within a single column ( for example: A1:A5) will render the proper results, however, if i enter A1:E1, it is only returning the first value instead of all five.  Does anyone have any insight as to why this might be happening and/or what i might do to fix it?


I would like to be able to write in the excel sheet and read at the same time (because formulas are stored on the excel sheet). Is there a way ?

I also tried including the exWrite component in a cluster. However I need the "overwrite" toggle to be on, but it automatically switches off when I close the cluster editor.


Hi everyone! The plug in works perfectly and has made excel sheets much more manageable. However i must warn all those non-english users that using excel in any other languge will cause minor compatibility difficulties which can be easily be overcomed.

One of them (in my case) is naming the sheets in the gh components input exactly as they are in excell. Hope this also works for you.

Anyway, this is a grat plugin. Thank you very much!

ruy's picture

Hi there,

Do I need to have excel installed for GHexcel to run properly? I don't have excel installed I haven't been able to open any xls files.



jandhruv's picture

Thanks Mate! 

Works perfectly.

Thank you for your Gh-Excel, it is a perfect work for me.

Excellent work!This plugin really helps me with excel input/output.灰常感谢哇~~~

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