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inserting 3d points from excel or txt file

Question asked by Steve Guice on Dec 17, 2013
Latest reply on Dec 18, 2013 by Steve Guice

I have a handful of about 250 alignment points in a txt file that I need to load into SW2013 standard. There used to be a macro that would work with earlier versions of SW but i'm having trouble getting it to work with 2013. I know premium has a built in funtion for points but I only need to read points in on occasion - first time this year.

I've tried importing through dxf but SW flattens the points to a plane. I can generat a 3d spline curve with the pointdata but I'm having trouble extracting the point locations along the curve. Are there any simple solutions without having buy the premium upgrade?