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*Hutchinson, Mike
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Best format, resolution: scanned image for conceptual design phase?

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07-22-2003 01:06 PM
I have some design sketches on flimsy that I want to scan and import
into ADT2 with the intent to do massing studies in conceptual design
phase using mass elements and groups.

Only four questions...
What is the best format, resolution, and color details ?
What freedom will I have to scale to real world units once inside of
ADT2 ?
Will scaling cause image quality to be unacceptable ?
Are there any online docs or tutorials on these matters ?

Thanks!
*Borries, Jim
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Re: Best format, resolution: scanned image for conceptual design phase?

07-22-2003 01:06 PM in reply to: *Hutchinson, Mike
Tip on your 2nd question.

After inserting your scan, draw a line in real world units the length of one
of the scanned sketches (say 60' or whatever the actual length is to be).
Then use the ALIGN command to "align" the scanned sketch with the AutoCAD
line. This will scale and rotate your scan to the proper size.

Jim B.

"Mike Hutchinson" wrote in message
news:39A690E0.521CA2F1@bbsae.com...
> I have some design sketches on flimsy that I want to scan and import
> into ADT2 with the intent to do massing studies in conceptual design
> phase using mass elements and groups.
>
> Only four questions...
> What is the best format, resolution, and color details ?
> What freedom will I have to scale to real world units once inside of
> ADT2 ?
> Will scaling cause image quality to be unacceptable ?
> Are there any online docs or tutorials on these matters ?
>
> Thanks!
>
*Hutchinson, Mike
Message 3 of 4 (18 Views)

Great tip... Question remain however! - anyone?

07-22-2003 01:06 PM in reply to: *Hutchinson, Mike
Thanks for the tip... I was aware of the ALIGN commands capabilities with a move
and rotate but I was not aware of the scale as well.

Thanks again...

What about the other questions?

Jim Borries wrote:

> Tip on your 2nd question.
>
> After inserting your scan, draw a line in real world units the length of one
> of the scanned sketches (say 60' or whatever the actual length is to be).
> Then use the ALIGN command to "align" the scanned sketch with the AutoCAD
> line. This will scale and rotate your scan to the proper size.
>
> Jim B.
>
> "Mike Hutchinson" wrote in message
> news:39A690E0.521CA2F1@bbsae.com...
> > I have some design sketches on flimsy that I want to scan and import
> > into ADT2 with the intent to do massing studies in conceptual design
> > phase using mass elements and groups.
> >
> > Only four questions...
> > What is the best format, resolution, and color details ?
> > What freedom will I have to scale to real world units once inside of
> > ADT2 ?
> > Will scaling cause image quality to be unacceptable ?
> > Are there any online docs or tutorials on these matters ?
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
*Borries, Jim
Message 4 of 4 (18 Views)

Great tip... Question remain however! - anyone?

07-22-2003 01:06 PM in reply to: *Hutchinson, Mike
Mike,

> > What is the best format, resolution, and color details ?
Just about any raster file can be inserted (pcx, bmp, tif, jpg, etc.). I
don't think color depth is that important. The higher the resolution the
better (to a point ... file size).

>> > Are there any online docs or tutorials on these matters ?
If you have the Architectural Desktop AOTC Training Guide, there is a
tutorial on the CD in a pdf format ... "pdf1-creating a massing study", it
goes through the steps of doing a massing study from a scanned image.

Jim B.

"Mike Hutchinson" wrote in message
news:39A6ABEA.D4B47736@bbsae.com...
> Thanks for the tip... I was aware of the ALIGN commands capabilities with
a move
> and rotate but I was not aware of the scale as well.
>
> Thanks again...
>
> What about the other questions?
>
> Jim Borries wrote:
>
> > Tip on your 2nd question.
> >
> > After inserting your scan, draw a line in real world units the length of
one
> > of the scanned sketches (say 60' or whatever the actual length is to
be).
> > Then use the ALIGN command to "align" the scanned sketch with the
AutoCAD
> > line. This will scale and rotate your scan to the proper size.
> >
> > Jim B.
> >
> > "Mike Hutchinson" wrote in message
> > news:39A690E0.521CA2F1@bbsae.com...
> > > I have some design sketches on flimsy that I want to scan and import
> > > into ADT2 with the intent to do massing studies in conceptual design
> > > phase using mass elements and groups.
> > >
> > > Only four questions...
> > > What is the best format, resolution, and color details ?
> > > What freedom will I have to scale to real world units once inside of
> > > ADT2 ?
> > > Will scaling cause image quality to be unacceptable ?
> > > Are there any online docs or tutorials on these matters ?
> > >
> > > Thanks!
> > >
>
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