I have a series of x and y points that are in excel. How do I bring them into SolidWorks and create a sketch from those points?
You may be able to use a "Table Driven Pattern" to bring those coordinates into SolidWorks. This capability is really designed for copying features, but you may be able to utilize it for your purposes. The Excel file would have to be exported as a delimited text file (the table driven pattern function only supports SolidWorks pattern tables or text files.
Give it a shot.
Maybe this can help you.
Tutorial-How to import points to solidworks from a text file ! - GrabCAD
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