Points Coordinate export

Hi people.
I use WF2.
I have a model with some points (it's not a CMM file, it's a "normal"
part) and I need to get a file (text file o similar) with the 3D
coodinates (X, Y, Z ) of these points.
Is it possible in an automatic way ?
Any help is welcome.
Bye
Pier
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Pier Dil
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Depends on how you created the points. If they were created as 'Offset CSYS', then 'Edit> Definition' will show you an interface panel with a Save button. This will create a named .pts file with xyz coordinates in a list for each point. I don't think I've seen any other way to create points that will let you save this way. Makes sense since you're creating the points referencing a common csys.
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David Janes
Hi I have points created in different ways, for instance as intersection between curves and surfaces or as a pattern of start point. My scene is : a curve on plane a point pattern on curve a axis pattern on points intersection between axis ans surface. In this way I got 3D points.
I'd need the have the coordinates of these points in order to drive a CNC Machine. I hope it's clear. Bye Pier
David Janes wrote: > Depends on how you created the points. If they were created as 'Offset CSYS', then > 'Edit> Definition' will show you an interface panel with a Save button. This will > create a named .pts file with xyz coordinates in a list for each point. I don't > think I've seen any other way to create points that will let you save this way. > Makes sense since you're creating the points referencing a common csys.
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Pier Dil
From a post I found in this group years(?) ago. If your using windows you can export your file to iges, and run the below VBS script.
If your using a Unix system, you may be able to code a similiar script with tools like sed, vi and the like.. (any offers?- its been a long time since I've scripted a unix shell)
VBS script:
' iges2pt.vbs ' Extracts location of points from IGES file and writes to text file. ' Requires input filename as argument: iges2pt.vbs inputfile.igs OPTION EXPLICIT ON ERROR RESUME NEXT Dim objWSO Dim objFSO Dim InputFileName Dim InputFile Dim OutputFile Dim strLine Dim objRegExp Dim arrParts Set objWSO = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell") Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject") ' Define InputFile InputFileName = WScript.Arguments(0) ' Need Error Trap to prompt if filename not provided. InputFileName = objFSO.GetAbsolutePathName(InputFileName) Set InputFile = objFSO.OpenTextFile(InputFileName, 1, False) ' Define OutputFile Set OutputFile = objFSO.CreateTextFile("Points.txt", 2, True) ' Define RegExp for Type=116 (Points) Set objRegExp = New RegExp With objRegExp .Pattern = "^116\b" End With ' Process Data Do Until InputFile.AtEndOfStream strLine = InputFile.ReadLine ' If Type=116 If objRegExp.Test(strLine) then ' IGES format uses 'D' in scientific notation. Replace D with E. strLine = Replace(strLine, "D", "E") ' Split by commas. arrParts = Split(strLine, ",") ' Write x y z to output file. strLine = arrParts(1) & " " & arrParts(2) & " " & arrParts(3) OutputFile.Writeline strLine End If Loop 'Close files InputFile.Close OutputFile.Close
HTH.
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Stu

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