Im trying to make a wing by importing the cross section coordinates into a 2D sketch.
I was originally importing spreadsheets made in open office but saved as .xlsx and .xls, but have since attempted it with .xls files created in excel.
Once I select a file to import and press OK, the pop-up window closes and then nothing happens. I have tried this numerous times with numerous different files, and with each type of import (point, line, splice).
The spreadsheets are properly formatted (see attached) and I have tried removing the scale and the x y z column titles, and I still got nothing.
Any suggestions would be muchly appreciated.
What version of Inventor? 2010? 2011? 2012? Have you installed all Service Packs for your version?
Attach you xls file here to see if it works for others.
I verified that the xls works fine on my machine - so now we need to figure out what is different on your machine.
Thats the same screen that I have, minus the drawing.
I have the free version for students but I dont think that should make a difference. Is there anything you need to do to prepare the sketch before you start importing points?
I have followed this tutorial to the letter, but it doesn't solve my problem. http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/dl/item?si
The most annoying thing is that the window to choose the file just closes when I press 'open' and no error message appears.
I've just noticed that it has the option to 'Repeat Import Points', but when I undo, It closes the part like it would normally with a part that had nothing in it.
I have the free version for students but I dont think that should make a difference.
I am using the student version - it is fully functional.
Your problem could be that Inventor needs to have excel installed to import the data. I had a similar but more severe problem with ProE. It would not even run without excel installed. good luck.