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How do I "embed" a JPEG within a template??

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01-15-2009 08:08 AM
The Subject line pretty much says it all. . .
How do I "embed" a JPEG within a template??
I have no problem with the JPEG (which is the Company logo) in our template, because the file is on our network. The problem is, when a file is sent to a dealer OUTSIDE the company. THAT'S when the problem comes up. When a drawing is printed, only the path is shown, rather than the logo image.
Any suggestions would be extremely appreciated!!

Thank you in advance, and have a great day!
*Dean Saadallah
Post 2 of 11

Re: How do I "embed" a JPEG within a template??

01-15-2009 09:02 AM in reply to: PGnirk
You should be using eTransmit command to send files, this captures all
relevant content and can even ZIP the file for you.

Otherwise, you detach the logo in your template, and reinsert it using
INSERTOBJ command. Limitations are introduced to the image management
options.

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Post 3 of 11

Re: How do I "embed" a JPEG within a template??

01-15-2009 09:03 AM in reply to: PGnirk

The best thing to do is to try and recreate the logo in AutoCAD since a
embedded image will increase the file size of the dwg dramatically but if that
is not possible the you can open the image up in paint > select all > copy
then paste the into AutoCAD. Should create a OLE object. Or you can try
INSERTOBJ


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The
Subject line pretty much says it all. . . How do I "embed" a JPEG within a
template?? I have no problem with the JPEG (which is the Company logo) in our
template, because the file is on our network. The problem is, when a file is
sent to a dealer OUTSIDE the company. THAT'S when the problem comes up. When a
drawing is printed, only the path is shown, rather than the logo image. Any
suggestions would be extremely appreciated!! Thank you in advance, and have a
great day!
*George Drayton
Post 4 of 11

Re: How do I "embed" a JPEG within a template??

01-15-2009 09:04 AM in reply to: PGnirk
AutoCAD normally leaves the image "outside" the DWG file. When you send
DWG's to another user you should use eTransmit which gathers together
all the files that the current DWG is using (Xrefs, images, fonts etc)
and zips them up. Otherwise you have to remember to include the image
file with the DWG you send.

George Drayton CD-CAD Ltd Christchurch New Zealand
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Re: How do I "embed" a JPEG within a template??

01-15-2009 09:22 AM in reply to: PGnirk
Thank you for your response. I just tried the insertobj command. I tried inserting the image as a Bitmap Image, then a DwfOLEserver Class (whatever that is), then Media Clip, then Paintbrush Picture, then Microsoft Clip Gallery. . . . . the only one that seems to be close, is the Paintbrush Picture option, but it only comes in as a Square, so (being that our logo is a rectangle) the logo is smooshed, and I can't seem to adjust it at all.
Any suggestions? Sorry for my ignorance. I thought I had this ironed out. . . .
*Dean Saadallah
Post 6 of 11

Re: How do I "embed" a JPEG within a template??

01-15-2009 09:54 AM in reply to: PGnirk
Windows Paint works best here:
- In AutoCAD, run the INSERTOBJ command.
- Choose "Create New", then choose "Bitmap Image".
- Next, Windows Paint should open up.
- In Windows Paint, choose the Edit menu, then PasteFrom
- Select your existing image file (JPG, BMP, PNG, TIF, etc.)
- While still in Windows Paint, choose File, then Exit and Return to AutoCAD

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Post 7 of 11

Re: How do I "embed" a JPEG within a template??

01-15-2009 10:53 AM in reply to: PGnirk
Dean, this is awesome that you're helping me out this way! And I was psyched when this seemed to have worked. . . . but I tried printing out the title block and, although the logo is in the correct location in AutoCAD, with the correct rotation, and it shows this way in the print preview, it prints the logo upside down. ??? eh??? This is a first for me! I can't say that I've seen this happen before. I mean, everything else looks great!! Any ideas??
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Post 8 of 11

Re: How do I "embed" a JPEG within a template??

01-15-2009 11:13 AM in reply to: PGnirk
Adobe Illustrator will export an image as a dwg file. Do it once, put it in your title block and be done with it. Get a quote here: http://www.turnerworks.net/
*Jason Rhymes
Post 9 of 11

Re: How do I "embed" a JPEG within a template??

01-15-2009 11:42 AM in reply to: PGnirk

Can you post the logo?


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style="PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">
Dean,
this is awesome that you're helping me out this way! And I was psyched when
this seemed to have worked. . . . but I tried printing out the title block
and, although the logo is in the correct location in AutoCAD, with the correct
rotation, and it shows this way in the print preview, it prints the logo
upside down. ??? eh??? This is a first for me! I can't say that I've seen this
happen before. I mean, everything else looks great!! Any
ideas??
*Dean Saadallah
Post 10 of 11

Re: How do I "embed" a JPEG within a template??

01-15-2009 12:09 PM in reply to: PGnirk
Are you by chance plotting "upside down" (it's an option on the PLOT command
pop-up and could also be an option in your driver)? OLE images ignore forced
rotations in drivers.

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