Create 3D models from measured data

A friend of mine, working for a dental protetics company, asked me (he takes me as an Inventor expert…) about a way to transfer measured 3D data into Inventor (10) to create non-geometric irregular solids. He has a set of X/Y/Z points in a text file and want to use these points to make a 3D surface and volume.

The best way we have found for Inventor 10 is a small VBA utility by a Czech company CAD StudioImportcoord. This VBA macro reads a coordinate set from Excel and interprets it as a 2D or 3D sketch, either open (good for paths) or closed.

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