Autodesk Alias® Plugin to import 3d Points in a CSV (Comma Sperated Value) file.
CMM (coordinate measuring machines) are used in many automotive studios, to make cross-section data of physical models. These are stored as raw x,y,z values and can be exported as a CSV file.
Currently, there is no easy method to transfer such data into Alias. Although Alias can import CSV file as a point cloud, it is not very easy to visualize sparse data. The plug-in will import the points and connect them using polylines. By choosing an angle , the resulting polylines can be broken at the retract steps or sudden change in curvature.
- Open the Plugin Manager
ImportCSV_2024_1 for Alias 2024.1 or newer
ImportCSV_2021_3 for Alias 2021.3 to Alias 2023.1
ImportCSV for older versions of Alias.
- Select the Auto Load option to automatically load the plugin the next time Alias starts.
- The plugin will be installed under File->Import menu, as Import CSV
Prerequisites for 64 bit:
The software is available for download from Autodesk Exchange App store.
Enhancement: Support for Alias 2024.1
Enhancement: Automatic identification of de-limters Enhancement: Break curves based on angle between segments.
Support for Alias 2021.3
Support for Alias 2021
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