How to prepare a file with x, y, z
coordinates for import in Power Path?

In Power Path, a power line alignment can be created based on the x, y, z coordinates of tension and suspension supports.

To import power line coordinates from a file, the following conditions must be met:

- Plain .txt file, or .csv file must be used.
- Excel file can be used, but it must be saved as .csv file.
Some regional settings might interfere with the decimal separator, use .txt editors to check the decimal separator.
- Each line should start with either T or S (T – Tension Support, S – Suspension Support).
The first and the last support must be tension.
- Values must be separated by either “;” or “,”.
- Following support type, there should be three dimensions: X, Y and Z.
- Decimal values must be separated by “.”, i.e. 123.45 is the correct format, 123,45 will be denoted as two coordinates, 123 for the first coordinate, 45 for the second, if relevant.
- Empty space “ “ will be disregarded.
- No empty lines allowed:
T;6589979.487;4749568.185;1432.88
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
S;6590067.630;4749697.859;1437.19
- No column headers allowed. File should only contain lines with support type and X,Y,Z coordinates.

Examples of the correct text input:

T;6589979.487;4749568.185;1432.88
S;6590067.630;4749697.859;1437.19
T;6590161.571;4749836.065;1441.91
S;6590223.038;4750006.159;1456.41
S;6590290.141;4750191.848;1474.38
T;6590335.400;4750317.090;1487.51

or

T,6589979.487,4749568.185,1432.88,
S,6590067.630,4749697.859,1437.19,
T,6590161.571,4749836.065,1441.91,
S,6590223.038,4750006.159,1456.41,
S,6590290.141,4750191.848,1474.38,
T,6590335.400,4750317.090,1487.51,

If you want immediately to start creating your own OHL project with the BIM approach, import your data, and use the solution for any 2D drafting and 3D modeling in technical projects, try a 30 days trial of Power Path.

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