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Tutorial-How to import points to solidworks from a text file !

Tutorial by Amin Kashef
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As you want to export airfoil coordinates to the SolidWorks hence the coordinate database for airfoils usually come in 2D (in two column only has X & Y) and it's a tedious job to put 0 into the third column, Little changes to above procedure is needed (you can do it using matlab software or excel but I prefer this)

a database for airfoils coordinate comes below:
http://www.ae.illinois.edu/m-selig/ads/coord_database.html#N

  1. Step 1:

    As you see the coordinates I take from the above site has no third column (it's normal as it's 2D). I choose "naca2415" for instance.
    be careful it has usually headings include airfoil name above the file, delete it!

  2. Step 2:

    As before!
    open a new part
    tool--> macro --> new
    choose a name for it!

  3. Step 3:

    little changes to program above as below (or you can download .swp that i upload)
    you can also read the point from ".dat" files

  4. Step 4:

    Pay Attention to notes in step 4 (above)!
    Save the macro and run it from SolidWorks as Above(Steps 5, 6 & 7) !

    the result is shown below

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