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#1952 by sescott
Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:47 pm
My coordinate data is comma delimited but I have tried tab delimited also. Taken from a spreadsheet where the XY and Z data was concatenated and saved as a text file.


#1958 by sescott
Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:48 am
Yes, I have had a week with this program without success.
I am presently using the free version (2009 Smart) as my trial of 2013 has just run out. I plan to buy 2013 Professional if I can get the points import to work. I have contacted the UK supplier and I am waiting for him to come back to me.
Many thanks,

#1959 by caddit
Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:56 pm

We obviously cant give support for someone else's script.

But like was said before, it worked fine for us (on 2013). Did what one would expect: imported your list of points, created those points as nodes in the model space. Took about a minute.

Are you are looking for something very specific result or post-process for some exact purpose or application beyond just importing the data as-is?
#1962 by sescott
Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:21 pm
I am just looking to import and plot the points so that I can then use line and spline tools to draw archaeological structures. All my work is for a not for profit amateur archaeological society but I would be happy to buy 2013 if I can use it to import points. I am also attracted to some other functions that it offers such as the included CAD blocks for inserting trees etc.
#1971 by sescott
Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:15 pm
Yes you are right. I have now purchased the full version of Progecad 2013 and the points have imported without a problem.
Many thanks,
#2348 by SClapham
Wed Nov 16, 2016 3:21 pm
Sorry to dig up this old post; but it's exactly what I'm after 8)
I've downloaded the zip from the link and unpacked them. I've gone to 'tools-load LISP' and navigated to the files, selected the LISP application file and added to the 'file list'. When I load the LISP and type 'importxyz' to run it, I get a message saying that the importxyz.dcl was not found...........I couldn't add the .dcl file as there was no option on the upload for this file type.

Any ideas how I get the .dcl file into the file list?

I'm running progecad 2017 professional and win10
#2351 by jouni
Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:23 pm
Dcl-file creates the user interface window. You should put that file into your Program Files/Progecad/Progecad 201X etc-folder.
There are some third-party commercial add-on solutions to import/export coordinate data into Progecad. And a couple of freeware lisp programs. It is also possible to make your own software with VBA or similar. Its not easy but you can find help on internet and discussions. I did my own survey point software because I needed one. It is in Finnish so it maybe will not help you. Just for inspiration.