Virtual Rivet CSV Format

The file can be created using a spreadsheet program such as MS Excel or Google Sheets. The file must have a header row and one or more additional data rows (one for each rivet). The header row can have any number of fields and the fields can be in any order but only the following 6 will be read: “Entry X”, “Entry Y”, “Entry Z”, “Exit X”, “Exit Y”, “Exit Z”. These are the X, Y and Z coordinates of each end of the rivet location. The header strings are not case sensitive. Note that rivets will only be found within a tolerance of the rivet diameter. So, for a 5-mm rivet, the XYZ values must be within 5-mm of the part surface.

Example CSV file

Entry X, Entry Y, Entry Z, Exit X, Exit Y, Exit Z
1.0, 0.0, 0.0, 1.0, 0.0, 1.0
3.0, 0.0, 0.0, 3.0, 0.0, 1.0
5.0, 0.0, 0.0, 5.0, 0.0, 1.0