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How do I draw over a jpg inserted into a dwg

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02-16-2012 11:39 AM

Hi,

I want to draw over a photo (jpg).  I inserted the photo into model space, but the photo does not fade into the background allowing my drawn lines to cover it.  The photo covers the drawn lines when the two are put together.

 

HELP!!!

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Re: How do I draw over a jpg inserted into a dwg

02-16-2012 11:51 AM in reply to: Ember333

You're posting in the wrong forum - this one is not for product-specific issues as noted at the top of this forum.

 

BTW - Insert the photo into model space, create a viewport, and draw in paper space.

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Re: How do I draw over a jpg inserted into a dwg

02-16-2012 12:02 PM in reply to: Ember333

Thanks,

I'm new to the forum in general.  Which division of the forum should I post my question in?

I don't think drawing in paper space will give me the abililty to properly scale my drawing.  Do you think I can scale it?

 

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Re: How do I draw over a jpg inserted into a dwg

02-16-2012 12:19 PM in reply to: Ember333

Looks like the 'where' was answered for you. You could also try the Drafting Techniques forum.

 

Regarding your issue, If you make the Viewport Scale 1:1, you can draw and scale it afterwards. Setting the viewport to 1:1 only matters if the image is to some scale.

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Re: How do I draw over a jpg inserted into a dwg

02-16-2012 01:30 PM in reply to: CADastrophe

I've already done the drawing in model space.  I'm trying to put the photo under the drawing.  I'm not sure how to bring my model space drawing to paper and maintain it's 1/4" scale. 

 

Thanks for all your help... I think we're almost there!!

 

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Re: How do I draw over a jpg inserted into a dwg

02-16-2012 01:34 PM in reply to: Ember333

If that's the case, then the DRAWORDER command should work.

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Re: How do I draw over a jpg inserted into a dwg

02-16-2012 01:56 PM in reply to: CADastrophe

Awesome, that is working!!!

 

However, I can see all my layers in model space, but in paper space I can only see one layer.  Do you have any tricks to let all the layers show in paper space?

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Re: How do I draw over a jpg inserted into a dwg

02-17-2012 05:07 AM in reply to: Ember333

Are they frozen in the Viewport? Double-click in the viewport to enter Model Space and go to the layer pulldown. There is an icon to represent this. Then double-click outside the viewport to exit Model Space.

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