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Jam73
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Import image in to CAD (2010)

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05-31-2012 01:51 AM

Newbie - Can you import images in to CAD (2010) and are there any restrictions.

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russ1980
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Re: Import image in to CAD (2010)

05-31-2012 05:14 AM in reply to: Jam73

Yes you can, you can import them as xref's

go to Insert tab, find Reference section, and click insert, then find your image file and click open, then choose from the standard positioning options and away you go!.

you can also access the xref manager by typing xref into the command line.

hope this helps.

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Re: Import image in to CAD (2010)

05-31-2012 05:25 AM in reply to: Jam73

Will I have any technical issues I imported a number of images in to one DWG file?

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russ1980
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Re: Import image in to CAD (2010)

05-31-2012 05:29 AM in reply to: Jam73

as far as i am aware the only isssue you may have is that the file size will increase as you add more photo's.

i have worked on drawings with 10+ large photos and had no problems at all.

 

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Re: Import image in to CAD (2010)

05-31-2012 05:35 AM in reply to: Jam73

russ190 many thanks for your advice

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Re: Import image in to CAD (2010)

05-31-2012 06:10 AM in reply to: Jam73

No problem!

 

 

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Re: Import image in to CAD (2010)

05-31-2012 06:11 PM in reply to: russ1980

Semantically only DWG files are XREFs.  There are operations, not just Ataching/Overlaying/Binding, etc, that you can only do with xrefs. 

 

Everything else (Images, DGNs, PDFs, DWFs, etc) are considered Underlays.  We still tend to call them xrefs though. 

:smileyhappy:

Dave.

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Re: Import image in to CAD (2010)

06-01-2012 12:28 AM in reply to: heinsite
Dave Thank you for sharing your knowledge. Regards Glynn

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