APEx: Analysis of Processes with Excel

An Excel Add-In to integrate the tabular data found in Felder, Rousseau, and Bullard's Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes and to assist students in learning to solve systems of algebraic equations using Excel's Solver tool.

APEx Documentation (READ ME BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO USE THE ADD-IN)

Recommended for Mac Office 2011, Mac Office 2016, Windows Office 2010, Windows Office 2013, Windows Office 2016, Windows Office 2019, Office 365 for Mac and Windows, 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
APEx Excel Add-in 1.16 (RIGHT CLICK AND SELECT "SAVE LINK AS..." or "SAVE TARGET AS... ." DO NOT OPEN IN EXCEL, RECOMMENDED TO BE INSTALLED BEFORE USE-- DO NOT DOUBLE-CLICK AFTER DOWNLOAD. SEE DOCUMENTATION. )

 Is APEx not loading when you restart Excel after installation? Recent updates to Microsoft Office require that you make the APEx.xlm file a trusted file. To fix this, open Windows Explorer (WindowsKey+E), navigate to the folder where APEx.xlam is located, and right click on the APEx.xlam file. Select Properties. At the bottom of the General tab there may be a Security section that states "This file came from another computer and might be blocked to help protect this computer." Select Unblock. Restart Excel, and APEx should load.

If APEx still does not load after a restart we can make the folder a trusted location. In Excel, go to the File tab, then select Options. Now select Trust Center from the sidebar.  Click the Trust Center Settings button, then select Trusted Locations from the sidebar. If you have placed APEx.xlam anyplace but one of the list locations, click Add new location. Click Browse and navigate to the location where APEx.xlam is saved. Click OK four times to exit and restart Excel. If APEx is installed, it should now load.

APEx Excel Tutorial Workbook (open only after installing APEx or functions will return errors)

Installation Screencast

Use the spacebar to pause the video as needed.  Refer to the documentation for more detail.

David L. Silverstein, Ph.D., P.E.
University of Kentucky
APExSupport@outlook.com

(270) 534-3132

Last updated September 2020. Updated to 1.16 to fix parsing issue where some variables were not converted correctly to the correct cell reference. Updated to 1.15 to fix issues with superheated steam table lookups for U and H specifying T and V. Updated fixes for APEx not loading after restart. Updated compatibility with 64-bit editions of Office. Updated to version 1.13 (Fixes for steam tables at high temperatures, some interpolations with U,H,V as input).