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RobJV
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Insert Image into Drawing

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09-01-2010 01:24 PM

Inventor 2011 Win 7 64

 

I can insert an image into my drawing but why can't I update it.  I selected link but there is no way of updating it.  Help says that you can click on it in the browser and choose update - that option is not there.  If I try to change source and pick the same image (updated version) I always get a crash or locked program.

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mcgyvr
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Re: Insert Image into Drawing

09-02-2010 06:53 AM in reply to: RobJV

Seems like a bug..

Only options I have are edit and change source.

When I do the "change source" option I get an error box with "Encountered an improper argument" but not a crash..

When I click edit the correct (latest) image is shown. But saving/modifying,etc.. nothing changes the image that is on the idw sheet (still the version of the image when it was first placed)

 

Only "workaround" is to delete the image and reinsert.

 

My test image was a png file if that matters.

 

And of course using paste special instead of insert object just gives the icon and file name (like it used to do for anything that didn't have it set to paint association) and not the actual image.. I would have thought Autodesk would have this crap corrected by now.

 

Amazing how a $5,000-7,500 cad program still can't get something as simple as an image to insert/update correctly.

 

 

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RobJV
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Re: Insert Image into Drawing

09-07-2010 09:22 AM in reply to: mcgyvr

Thanks for confirming issue is not just me.

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Dan.M
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Re: Insert Image into Drawing

12-16-2010 05:56 AM in reply to: mcgyvr

Hello ,

 

I have similar issue with dissapearing pictures. is there any way we can solve this ?

Autodesk start taking this bug seriously. People are loosing time and money because of this issue.

 

Dan 

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gerhick
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Re: Insert Image into Drawing

01-06-2011 05:18 PM in reply to: RobJV

We have a similar problem with out images in Inventor, We use dozens of photos every week, so this is a massive inconvenience for us.

 

When we insert Photos in drawings we use Insert>From File, and select "link".

 

This works to get the photo in the drawing, but save and close, then revisit the drawing later, and all the photos are not visible. If you right click on the file in the 3rd Party browser node, the visible option is not ticked, so you can click it, but it remains unticked, and the image is still not visible.

The bounding box of the photo is visible on the drawing when you hover over it, and you can right click and the visibility option is checked, you can uncheck it, but then the bounding box is no longer visible, and you can't get it back.

You can double click on the file in the 3rd Part browser node, and the image will open in a new window as it should, so the link is still available.


If you change source, it works, you can view the new image, then you have to change source again to get the original photo. But it will inevitably dissappear next time you open the file.

 

I really hope there's a fix for this, because this is no way to continue working. 

 

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Dan.M
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Re: Insert Image into Drawing

01-07-2011 12:19 AM in reply to: RobJV

Hey,

 

Autodesk can't reproduce the problem. If they can't reproduce it they can't fix it.

I am already waiting for 2012 version...

 

R.

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CAD-One
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Re: Insert Image into Drawing

01-07-2011 03:24 AM in reply to: gerhick
Don't know if this is a solution. But, you could try it. On the drawing view, insert sketch, draw s rectangle. On the sketch ribbon, there must be an image icon, click it and choose the image you are trying to show. The advantage of showing the image this way over decal is that the image shows up in a non shaded view too. If you want to show decal images , then you should shade the view.
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JDMather
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Re: Insert Image into Drawing

01-07-2011 03:54 AM in reply to: CAD-One

CAD-One wrote:
Don't know if this is a solution. But, you could try it. On the drawing view, insert sketch, draw s rectangle. On the sketch ribbon, there must be an image icon, click it and choose the image you are trying to show. The advantage of showing the image this way over decal is that the image shows up in a non shaded view too. If you want to show decal images , then you should shade the view.

I think the question is about idw drawing views.  No Decal in that environment.  I reported this bug here months ago.

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Re: Insert Image into Drawing

01-07-2011 03:57 AM in reply to: mcgyvr

mcgyvr wrote:

 

My test image was a png file if that matters.

 

  


I think someone from Autodesk indicated here very recently that it DOES matter.  I have not had a chance to test on my example yet - I will try to remember to try again later today when I get into the office.

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