3D Sketching Techniques – Create a Curve From a Text File or Table of Values

Article by Rob Greer, CSWP updated October 11, 2011


Use the command: Insert -> Curve, Curve through XYZ points.  Either enter the values into the table manually or open a text file that you have created earlier.  Once all of the coordinates are entered into the dialog, Click OK to insert the curve.  The created curve is a separate entity in the Feature Tree, however it can be copied into a 3D sketch through the use of the “convert entities” sketch tool.

Start the tool

Enter Values

Enter Values

Sample Table of Values

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