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Autodesk® Inventor® can import point data from an Excel file, but once the data has been imported, the link with the Excel file is not retained. If updates are required to the point data in the Excel file, the data must be manually re-imported and the associated model re-constructed. This is time consuming and inefficient.


The pointLinker tool allows Inventor users to import points from an Excel file, retaining a link to that file. Data can be imported (as with the existing command), update from the Excel file, or mapped to another Excel file.


版本 19.0.5, 2020/5/26
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



13 评论
  • Great App - very helpful - one annoyance though
    Jason Peters | 八月 20, 2020 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    Fantastic app!  It should have been part of inventor.  It's my go-to for modelling piping systems now.  Mostly due to the fact that Inventor doesn't have any margin for elbows that are slightly different than 90 degrees.  The one problem I have is that when updating, all the elbow radii default back to some random value, so I need to modify them again.  Is there any way to have a 4th column next to X, Y, Z, to allow defining the bend radius?

  • useful
    Hb813 | 八月 07, 2018 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    I can handle my points easily from another sources. Nice work.

  • Almost, but not quite
    BRIAN COOP | 九月 29, 2017 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    Sure, this allows the creation of points by importing Excel data, but after the import the points are free floating. If you drag them they lose their alignment. After that, it's not easy to fix them because the Excel data hasn't changed. If you lock the points in the sketch to avoid this, then you can't move them by changing the Excel data.

  • Auto-Bend with 3D Line Creation
    Jason Snyder | 八月 16, 2017 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    Awesome app, the only down side is it keeps turning on the "Auto-bend with 3D line creation" when I import points to create lines. If there is a way to keep and use whatever is ticked in my application settings it would be 100% perfect. Right now its 99.9%

    COOL ORANGE (发布者) | 十一月 21, 2017

    The a new version of pointLinker, addresses the “Auto-bend with 3D line creation” issue.

  • Very useful app!
    Alex Dall'Agnol | 七月 07, 2017 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    Easy app, well builted and useful

  • Excel LINK!
    Brent Barbour | 六月 22, 2017 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    A "link" to an Excel table is exactly what I was looking for! This is much better than the "Import Points" command that only imports the points one time without constraints. PointLinker maintains the link to the excel table so if the table were to change, the points will also update. Now Autodesk needs to replace "Import Points" with "PointLinker." Then allow iPart tables to direct different PointLinker tables, perhaps even have all the tables contained in the same multi-sheet Excel file, then you can more easily create a connector iPart with various pin or socket configurations.

  • Very helpful
    Joe Brenner | 十二月 13, 2016 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    The App allows users to work in excel (where they are more comfortable) to create lines and splines rather than Inventor equation curves which are more accurate but can be very cumbersome to use for parabolic curves. User can simply add more points in excel to capture level of accuracy needed... It's a game-changer for us.

  • 3DDrawing & Management - Pascal David
    Pascal David | 十月 09, 2016 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    I also do a lot of piping projects, great tool for points, no doubt about that! Keep up the good work.

  • Very Good
    Adrian Ostrowka | 四月 13, 2016 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    This is an excellent app. It has been very helpful.

  • Cool App
    Volkan Ari | 八月 19, 2015 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    A handy tool for linking excel data to Inventor. Thanks a lot.

  • Choix du rayon
    Pierre-Yves Perret | 七月 10, 2015 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    Super application ! Serait-il possible de choisir tout de suite le rayon pour l'import de ligne ? Merci

    COOL ORANGE (发布者) | 七月 14, 2015

    Hallo Pierre-Yves, we are not sure whether we understand your question. Please could you contact support@coolOrange.com. Merci Markus

    Pierre-Yves Perret | 七月 17, 2015

    The radius by default is 5. That would be good to be able to define it from the beginning.

    Jason Murdoch | 六月 30, 2015 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    I love the app, great idea ..... but it wont let me update an excel file with XYZ cooardinates

    COOL ORANGE (发布者) | 七月 08, 2015

    Hi Jason, with the new build you are able to update XYZ coordinates in a 3D sketch. Markus

    Jason Murdoch | 七月 08, 2015

    Fantastic, Thanks Markus. 5 stars now

  • Microsoft Excel needed? why?
    Erik Liermann | 五月 21, 2015 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    Since I don't use MS Excel (I use some other tables calculations software) I can't use the app. I recommend the developers make PointLinker work with ASCII files, e.g. CSV tables, that way all of us can use it.