Let me see if I can explain this clearly. I am about to turn in a few projects. I have to turn in everything using a DVD-R disc. One question that i really need help is the image I am using for the project. I am trying to turn it in with the image attach on. The problem is that the image has a path that goes to my computer to find the image. Another problem is that the image I am using is about 6.5 GB. I am only using a little area from this big image i got. I clip it in AutoCAD Civil 3d but it still has the 6.5GB. I am using Civil 3D 2012. I inserted the image using command MAPIINS. Image is an ecw file. I want to clip the image to the right file size to send off.
If you set all xrefs to relative paths, the links will work fine from any source.
I've never had to learn to clip images, but if you use a double layer DVD the image should fit as is.
If you really want to clip the image you should be able to de-compress it to a TIF or JPG using a utility from the makers of the ECW compression engine (ER-MAPPER?) and clip it with Raster Design or any other image editing software that supports georeferencing.
I advise you to clip the huge ECW in a third-party Gis software (e.g. Qgis).
Doing so, you'll get a small georeferenced image, definitely portable by email...
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