Can I input cordinate values using microsoft Excel into Inkscape?

Asked by Benoy on 2018-02-11

Hi Guys
I am new here ,

My question is

Can I input cordinate values using microsoft Excel into Inkscape?
I use a 3D Graphics program to create some 2 D points. These points can be saved into Micro Excell Fromat. Later with these points I make a 2D drawing that will be used to mill that pattern using a cnc mill.
So I want to know if
1) These points in Microsoft excell format can be directly imported to inkscape and complete the drawing in Inkscape?
2) If this is not directly possible how can I do it? The position(Values) of the points is important and accuracy is important.
Thanks in advance

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TylerDurden (8thrule) said : #1

You might be able to simply use CSV data pasted into an SVG file.

Can you share a sample excel file via dropbox or other file sharing service?

Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #2

You'll better use some command line tool to convert your CSV data to paths.

You could create a template in Inkscape, and then use the command line or write some program in your preferred programming language (e.g. using an XML library) to insert the path data programatically into that file.

If the path data is simple, you might get away with using a text editor with search and replace, and then insert the path data you created there into the SVG text file, in the editor.

Or - probably more useful - just create the gcode or other CNC language file directly, without going via SVG.

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