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Reading tables from autocad in pro/e


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hi friends,

i am doing the modeling work for some components in which some profiles are partly elliptical in shape. The profile coordinates ( x andy coordinates)are given in a table in autocad along with the part drawing. Is there any way through which i can read this table from autocad in to pro/e so that i can genereate the points and the profile directly?

At present, i am typing out all these coordinates in notepad and i save it as ".pts " file and then read it in Pro/e. But this is turning out to be a cumbersome process with so many components and so many profile coordinates to be typed in. If anybody knows any shortcut methods, please do provide some inputs




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Dear Anish,

There are many ways of doing it. You may choose the one that suits you. I am not sitting infront of Pro/E hence the command names could be slightly here or there.

Assumption: Autocad drawing contains a curve passing thru all the points.

method 1: in the sketch mode, Sketch--->data from file--->open autocad drawing and insert the curve into sketch.

Method 2: Open an excel file. copy paste the values from the table into the file. The only advantage....you do not have to type the values. Save the file as a text file.

Method 3: If your curve is the INTENT and the points are derived, then this is applicable. draw a point and make a block of the point. Give it a name say "pt". Ensure that the WCS is at the curve co-ordinate "zero". "Divide" the curve into say 10 parts using the block "pt". Attribute extract the x andy coordinates of the block "pt" to a csv file.