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*Miller, Drew
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Importing points- how?

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03-16-2000 02:05 PM
I've got a number of points in an excel file (points generated by a cmm)
which I'd like to import into MDT without entering all of the coordinates
manually. I'm sure it's an easy thing to do, I just can't seem to figure it
out. The "thing" I'm modeling is an irregular surface. I'd like to bring
the points in, create appropriate wires and create a surface. Thanks

Drew
*Davis, Robert
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Re: Importing points- how?

03-16-2000 03:26 PM in reply to: *Miller, Drew
Drew Miller wrote:
>
> I've got a number of points in an excel file (points generated by a cmm)
> which I'd like to import into MDT without entering all of the coordinates
> manually. I'm sure it's an easy thing to do, I just can't seem to figure it
> out. The "thing" I'm modeling is an irregular surface. I'd like to bring
> the points in, create appropriate wires and create a surface. Thanks
>
> Drew

Drew,
Try this lisp. Read it for details. It is included as a bonus tool
from 3.0. I've had best luck with space delimited like this......

-20.4287 -25.6542 0.0
-20.2505 -25.6648 0.0
-19.7910 -25.6749 0.0
-19.3453 -25.5858 0.0
-18.9578 -25.3998 0.0
-18.5207 -25.2707 0.0
-18.0676 -25.1390 0.0

Robert
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Re: Importing points- how?

05-10-2013 02:37 AM in reply to: *Davis, Robert
I have installed the pointlinker tools of Autodesk inventor to create a model developed by importing the points from an excel table.
http://labs.autodesk.com/utilities/pointlinker/

I would like my created model automatically update when I change the points in excel
please how can I automatically update the point or the spline direktement by inventor, when I changed the points in excel? is it possible?

Thanks you for Help
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