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Export of Inventor 3D sketch coordinates to Excel.

A - answer With the Inventor VBA macro Export3Dsketch you can easily export endpoint coordinates of line segments of the selected 3D sketch. The resulting file with XYZ coordinates (CSV) can be opened in Excel or in other spreadsheet application.

You can download the IVB file Export3Dsketch from www.cadstudio.cz/download. Load it into Inventor as a project in the VBA Editor. Then run the macro with the keyboard shortcut Alt+F8. You can choose between relative (sketch origin recalculated to 0,0,0) and absolute coordinates. The exported CSV file is named after the original IPT or IAM file and it is saved to the same folder.

The individual steps are illustrated in a video which can be found in the CAD Video section - see:

Inventor video #82

Export/generate 3D sketch coords

or on the CAD Studio's YouTube channel:

Inv2014Inv2013
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27.6.2013    15034×  
applies to: Inventor 2014 · Inventor 2013 ·

See also:
Tip 12830:Converting pseudo-tables consisting of lines and texts to TABLE objects in AutoCAD DWGs.
Tip 12416:How to export DXF outline of unfolded sheetmetal in Fusion 360, with no bending lines.
Tip 10167:Keyboard shortcuts in Autodesk Fusion 360.
Tip 9528:Using Autodesk Fusion 360 as a CAD converter.
Tip 8991:How to convert a DWG drawing to SVG?


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