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How to export into DXF format a list of points and their attributes from an Excel file.

Here are the steps, basically it is cut and paste and save. Open your Excel file and select the list of points you want to convert into a graphical DXF file:

Select your Excel data

With the clipboard paste the selection into Pointor:

Run the  program, Pointor

You will be asked to choose the format of the data you are pasting:

Paste data and select format

The raw data is on the bottom left of the above dialog, the data which you'd get with the format settings you have selected is shown bottom right.

Once you initially have the data in Pointor...

Decide to change symbol size, colors etc

...you might like to change the text and symbol sizes to get a better view and DXF file. Use the options dialog to do that:

DXF and View options

Now you can really see the distribution of your data and save it to a DXF file by using the File menu.

View data and save as DXF

You can try the demo version free of charge simply by downloading here (no forms to fill in, no email address requests to type!). Just download and go!

As one of our customers said:

"This program is ideal for our need of taking points from an Excel spreadsheet which calculates the surface of a camshaft profile to a *.dxf".

The program is designed for use on Windows XP, Vista and 7.

If you have some point data you would like to view in Pointor, but are you unsure as to which format to try please contact me.

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