pro-engineer >> create solid from (x,y,z) data points

by xiaohua_sun » Sun, 10 Oct 2004 07:12:36 GMT

Gurus;
how do you read in (x,y,z) points of a 3d surface to create an
imported feature? The data points are stored in an ascii file. Do
these points have to be in a certain format?
Many thanks


pro-engineer >> create solid from (x,y,z) data points

by David Janes » Sun, 10 Oct 2004 11:10:01 GMT


: "SunX" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote
: Gurus;
: how do you read in (x,y,z) points of a 3d surface to create an
: imported feature?

If Pro/e is capable of reading the file at all, you should be able to create a
surface with 'Insert>Shared data>From file'. Pro/e can read many different file
types identified by the file extension. The program that created the file will
have saved it to be recognizeable.

: The data points are stored in an ascii file. Do these points have to be in a
certain format?

Almost all the files which Pro/e uses to construct geometry contain ascii text
data. This is true, not only of scan point data but of iges, step and other export
formats. Often these files contain a header which identifies the program that
created them and the standard it followed. As to the format, the creating program
should take care of this. Pro/e users don't usually have to concern themselves
with this to import the data.

David Janes





pro-engineer >> create solid from (x,y,z) data points

by Jeff Howard » Sun, 10 Oct 2004 11:58:04 GMT

> how do you read in (x,y,z) points of a 3d surface to create an

Don't know anything about it, but...

Use the Help "What's This" tool and navigate to
Menu: Insert / Advanced / Blend From File

Also, if you are using Wildfire2, check the Help in
Pro/Scan Tools. Easiest way I know to get there is
to open a file with an Import Feature (IGES, STEP,
etc. data import), Edit Feature and What's This
Menu: Geometry / Sample Data from File....
(Click on one of the topics and "Show Navigation".
I've never tried to figure out what catagory it's in
going the regular Help Center route.)

You can find more by doing a Global Search for
"ibl" and "pts" (file extensions used for point files).
Pretty sure there are example files to demonstrate
the required formatting.

Maybe there's enough there to get you started.

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