Import from Excel

I design boats and have use software in the past that allows you to create excel sheet with what is know as a table of offsets, these are then imported and used to create the loafing points . I am very new to Rhino, and if it is in there I have not found this feature. Thank you

You cannot import data from an Excel file using basic Rhino import modules, however it can be done with a script. Oftentimes if it’s just a file containing point coordinates though, it’s easier to export it as a .csv which Rhino can import directly as point objects if the csv is formatted correctly.


Okay did not think of .CSV

Excel spread sheet with offsets needs to be arranged in decimal form with each offset triplet on a single row; X coordinate in first column, Y coordinate in second column, Z coordinate in third column. No header rows; only numbers.

Save the coordinates in Excel as a .csv file.

Import the .csv file into Rhino.