Imports 3D points with specified coordinates from a .txt or .csv file into a drawing. Points can be imported as separate point entities, as vertices of a polyline, or as vertices of a spline.
The following is an example of point data in a .csv file:
The first line of a file can include a text description (e.g., column titles), but all other lines should contain at least three numbers representing x-, y- and z-coordinates. Commas, semicolons, tabs, and spaces can be used to separate values. If you import point data as polylines or splines, blank lines in the input file indicate the end of one entity and the beginning of the next.
In the Select Reference File dialog box, choose the file to import points from.
To import points as point entities
Import as [Points/polyLine/Spline]: Choose Points.
Specify point size <0.000000>: To use the value that is stored in the PDSIZE system variable, press Enter. Or enter a new value. This will change the PDSIZE setting. The appearance of imported points is determined by the PDMODE system variable.
To import points as polyline vertices
Import as [Points/polyLine/Spline]: Choose Polyline.
Use closed polyline [Yes/No]: Choose Yes to import points as vertices of a closed polyline, or No to import them as vertices of an open polyline.
To import points as spline vertices
Import as [Points/polyLine/Spline]: Choose Spline.
Use closed spline [Yes/No]: Choose Yes to import points as vertices of a closed spline, or No to import them as vertices of an open spline.