How do I import a surface map from Petrel in EarthVision ASCII Format to ArcGIS?

I have a file from surface map in Petrel that I want to export to ArcGIS Desktop.

I used the tools 3D ASCII to Feature Class but its shows nothing, just blank.

The tool shows successful processing but when i check the TOC I did not have anything. just blank.

The file type has information about XYZ.

Here is the example of my ASCII file

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no header in my file.. its just contains XYZ

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    Welcome to GIS SE! As a new user please take the tour. Please edit your question to tell us how you were using the ASCII to FC tools, and what exactly you mean by it "always shows nothing". It would also be useful to show a sample of your ASCII data – Midavalo Mar 25 '18 at 21:19

You will need to edit your ASCII file to just have the XYZ fields in it. The ASCII 3D to Feature Class tool isn't smart enough to recognise which columns of data are the XYZ, particularly if there is no header row.

I suggest you open the ASCII file in a text editor, delete the un-required columns and save the results out to a new ACSII file. Then use that as input to the ASCII 3D to Feature Class tool.

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    Excel can do evil things to large files (where "large" isn't all that large -- 32K). It's almost better not to have it on the same computer where GIS processing occurs, just to prevent the pain and suffering. – Vince Mar 26 '18 at 11:20
  • Good point @Vince, reference to Excel has been removed from my answer. – Dan Mar 26 '18 at 23:33

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