i want to input airfoil coordinate data into solidworks.
The ScanTo3D add-in allows the import of CSV files as well. I'm not sure if you have that module.
There are tons of files on that site. What specific file are you looking to import? Maybe we can take a look and come up with a fix. I imported the sample text file in the GrabCAD tutorial above and it works well. Maybe it will be best to format the data in Excel and re-export it as a CSV that SolidWorks reads correctly.
Another (less accurate) option will be to use the gif images on the site you listed, and fit a spline to it. SolidWorks has a built in Auto-Trace addin to do this, but the results are marginal. I usually use Vector Magic to convert raster images to vector data.
Let me know the airfoil you are looking at and i'll see how it converts.
i have been using this method, but keep getting error message saying the data is invalid. I downloaded the file from http://m-selig.ae.illinois.edu/ads/coord_database.html, my txt file have no comma and so on.
I wonder if there is other way to input the data.
I got it. thank you very much.