Im a fairly new Sketchup user, so bear with me if I'm not making any sense...

What I am attempting to do is design a timing cam based on an Excel spreadsheet. I have a list of data that tells how far out the edge of the cam should be from the center for all 360 degrees of rotation, and I need to design a 3D model based on that data.

On my first attempt, I drew a simple circle, converted it to a 360 sided polygon, then extruded the sections to match the Excel chart data. Tedious, yes, but fairly accurate and effective.

The problem is that when I submitted the design, they said that it didn't look right, and after they reviewed the Excel sheet they realized the data was wrong. Needless to say, I was not happy at the amount of time I had essentially wasted.

What I would like to know is if there is a way to have an Excel sheet with the measurements and import it into Sketchup and let it do all the legwork for me.

Basically, I would like it to be able to read the data and say:

Point1: 0 degrees rotation, XX inches distance

Point1: 1 degree rotation, XX inches distance

Etc - all the way up to the 360 degree mark, and then automagically connect all these points to draw the cam pattern...

Hopefully this makes SOME sense to someone here...thanks in advance!