Ok I'm working with AutoCAD 08. I have to get an image from a document file on my pc into AutoCAD to place on the layout page for part of an info template.
I need help with knowing how to do this. If I use the insert command I cannot locate the image from the file for some reason. The image is on my pc, but I can't find the image with the insert command.
Is there an actual way of doing that process? Thanks.
I am using a newer AutoCAD but I think that the INSERT command is only to place block in your drawing that any user created previously. Depending of the format of the file that you want to export to AutoCAD the most possible way is to do a simple copy/paste. In the paste option you can try different alternatives from the Paste special option. If it a JPEG I do a raw copy/paset and it works fine with the options of roate or scale available for your image.
I hope it helps
Thanks. Are you actually copying the file from a totaly different area like your documents folder and then pasting it? I'm not sure what you mean by raw copy and paste.
If the image is already placed in a document, then there's no way for Acad to find it with the INSERT or XREF commands. your choices are to extract the image from the document and save it as a file on the system (prefereably the same folder your target drawing is in) or follow Dean's steps for a raw cut and paste.
You can use the Snipping Tool from the StartMenu | All Programs | Accessories menu to copy the image out of the document fle, and then either save as a file, or paste into Acad. As a rule, saving and inserting works better IMO than pasting. (OLE has .....issues..... in Acad)
With command IM or IMAGE, you will have a window, on the left top you will see attach dwg, you press on the arrow, then you see attach dwg, image, dwf,...You choose the image (or raster image), then you browse the image......
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