create solid from (x,y,z) data points

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
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: 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.
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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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