General Usage Instructions
Once installed, the add-in will create the Link Points buttons at all the relevant places in the Inventor RibbonBar.
When the Link Points command is run, the Points Linker dialog appears. Importing one Excel file will generate one row in the form. You have the option to generate points, Lines connecting the points or A spline through the points.
Press the Import button, the add-in asks you to select one Excel file. Selecting the item, the corresponding entities will be highlighted and the view is zoomed all.
To update or resolve, select the item and right-mouse-click. Update will update the item with new date, with original Point Type. Resolve will ask you to select another Excel file and import it with its data, with original Point Type.
The installer that ran when you downloaded this app/plug-in from Autodesk App Store will start installing the app/plug-in. OR, simply double-click the downloaded installer to install the app/plugin.
You can unload the plugin without uninstalling it by unchecking the "Loaded/Unloaded" check box associated with the plugin in the Autodesk® Inventor® Add-In Manager. You may have to restart Inventor to completely unload the application.
To uninstall this plug-in, exit the Autodesk product if you are currently running it, simply rerun the installer, and select the "Uninstall" button. OR, you can uninstall it from 'Control Panel/Programs and Features' (Windows 7/8.1/10), just as you would uninstall any other application from your system.
Excel installation is required!
IMPORTANT: coolOrange will not further develop the app or provide new versions for newer Inventor versions. pointLinker for Inventor 2020 is the last version, which is published here. We reserve the right to remove the App from the Autodesk App Store at any time.
You can find the source code for pointLinker on a public GitHub repository: https://github.com/coolOrangeLabs/inventor-point-linker
Excel tables with incomplete or invalid values cannot be imported or updated.
Excel tables without definition of x, y and z in first line cannot be imported or updated.
Email us at email@example.com with questions, feedback or requests for enhancements.
More information about the coolOrange pointLinker you will find at: https://coolorange.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/POIN/overview
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|Support for Inventor 2020 Note: coolOrange will not further develop the app or provide new versions for newer Inventor versions. pointLinker for Inventor 2020 is the last version, which is published here. We reserve the right to remove the App from the Autodesk App Store at any time. You can find the source code for pointLinker on a public GitHub repository: https://github.com/coolOrangeLabs/inventor-point-linker|