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Importing Points?

Importing Points?

Importing Points?

There has to be a quick way of importing an ascii or a text file of x,y,z coordinates into UG and plotting them as points in space, right?

Does anyone have any leads before I start plotting points one by one?



RE: Importing Points?

Are you wanting to import JUST the points, or are you going to create a surface or spline from the points?

Aerospace Engineer

RE: Importing Points?

Well, either one.  If I can just get a set of points to plot in space, I can easily grab them all and run a spline through them.  In the end though, what I need is a set of points with a spline running thru them.

Thanks alot for any help.  I just found these forums and am liking what I see when I am browsing through the different threads.



RE: Importing Points?

Welcome to the forum.  A quick piece of advice, make sure you search through the topics before posting a new topic.  Chances are, you'll find that your problem has already been addressed.  Don't feel bad though, I'm as guilty as anyone!  :)

Anyway, when you go to create a spline, there is an option "Points from File" you can use to import a spline from points.

You can do this in either sketch or modeling...

Check out the documentation inside of UG, its pretty useful (which isn't always the case)...

Aerospace Engineer

RE: Importing Points?


Ok, I searched all over the place for "importing" points, but now I found that UG calls it "inputting" points.  Very cool.

This is exactly what I needed.  I made the apline, then I just plotted a point set on the spline's knot-points to show the points like I needed.

Thanks a million,


RE: Importing Points?

tjjohnson, if you have a text file of x,y,z cordinates ... say for example

then you quickly convert it into a grip file with some modifications in the file
p(2)=point/2,1,3  etc

 and then run the grip program in Ug to import all the points. Now this is one of the many other options.


RE: Importing Points?

-Make an excel spreadsheet with your data points, file, saveas, formatted text (space delimited, *.prn), save, ok, yes
-close excel file
-in windows explorer, rename to *.dat
-(Import the points in the form of a spline.)
-Model, Insert,curve, spline, (multiple segments on), through points, points from file,ok, cancel
-now the spline will appear with the points on the spline.
-Now you will create the point set from the spline points.  Insert, curve, point set, spline knot points, select the spline, cancel
-the points are now detached from the spline, delete the spline to show them.

Good luck,

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