We usually have like data points in Excel that we need to draw a chart from in AutoCAD, what we do know is we do it in Excel then copy and paste it in AutoCAD. It would much more efficient and accurate if we a lisp that convert the points from Excel and convert it to a chart in AutoCAD automatically. That would really help us big time.
You have to go thru the command process of picking the excel file you want to bring in as a table. I just provided the pic for you to see the data link portion of the tables command.
Now I am wondering if we are on the same page. You mention points as in x, y, and z but say charts. You are talking about points or pie charts in Excel? Just clarifying.
I'm talking about points chart, and I tried the table command it does not give an option for a chart, how can I make the chart after I bring the x, y and z coordinates.
I think I wasn't clear on that. What I have is a long list (1000) of x, y and z points in Excel it represents a pipeline profile, I want to bring those points in AutoCAD and then draw poly line between the points so I can have the profile drawn in AutoCAD.
Most likely you are seconds away from completely drawing the polyline. Try inserting a new line at the top with the word 3DPOLY, then save the file as a TXT file, but use the extension .SCR. You can then issue the AutoCAD SCRIPT command and it will draw the polyline. Here is a link to a more elaborate procedure to create layers.
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