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Import a XYZ-coordinate file as AutoCAD points with labels.

A - answer With the enhanced version of the free LISP utility ASCPOINT - see www.cadstudio.cz/download - you can import CDF/SDF text files into 2D or 3D points, polylines and block references.

The ASCPOINT command reads selected file (comma- or space-delimited, e.g. from Excel, CSV) and inserts points, vertices or blocks on the specified coordinates. The option "Insert" allows to select a predefined block with any number of attributes. The input file can then contain the values of these attributes which will be filled in on import - e.g.:

12.3 4.56 7.8 MyAtt1 MyAtt2

For a single label you can use e.g. the block AttPoint (download and insert the DWG) and an input file in the format:

X,Y,Z,Label

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See also:
Tip 12198:How to remove duplicate points and COGO points from a DWG?
Tip 11076:Reading and displaying 3D point matrix from a CSV file.
Tip 10709:How to create a profile from imported XYZ points in Fusion 360?
Tip 10167:Keyboard shortcuts in Autodesk Fusion 360.
Tip 9788:How to import named workpoints from Excel to Inventor?


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