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Mason-Paul
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Customized Title Block with Graphic

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01-09-2013 09:24 AM

I've customized the title-block template by changing a few of the default texts and by adding a graphic image.

 

I know from other post here that when the new template is created and then used the graphic needs to have pointer set etc set a the time of creation of the new template, I've done all that and it works fine.

 

However there are two points that I'm not clear on and ask you more experienced users your your help these two point are :-

 

1) When a new drawing created with my template then saved as a IDW is the graphic image then embedded in that IDW or referenced each time the file is opened?

 

2) If I upload these IDW files, as created as above to a web site or transfer to another machine do I need that template file and image to be on that other machine  and/or do I need to upload the template and graphic graphic files with that/those IDW, IPT, IAM files so that when some one else opens these IDW files that graphic is displayed?

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I uncheck the "LINK" box when I insert the image.  This embeds the image in the template.

Image_Embed.JPG

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mpatchus
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Re: Customized Title Block with Graphic

01-09-2013 09:58 AM in reply to: Mason-Paul

I uncheck the "LINK" box when I insert the image.  This embeds the image in the template.

Image_Embed.JPG

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karthur1
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Re: Customized Title Block with Graphic

01-09-2013 10:06 AM in reply to: mpatchus

Mason, Mike,

 

When you placed the .bmp file in the template, is there a way to avoid the white background from the .bmp file?  If the idw sheet color was white, it would not be visible, but since it is the cream color, the white backgrond is visible.

 

2013-01-09_1201.png

 

I have tried removing the background with photoshop, but it still shows in Inventor.

 

Thanks

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mpatchus
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Re: Customized Title Block with Graphic

01-09-2013 10:37 AM in reply to: karthur1

It should not matter when plotting.

We have our sheet background set to white anyway, but it is only a screen color.

You could set it to black and it would still plot white.

(Although darker colors do generally have an impact on PDF exportation I have found.)

 

Util we can import GIF files with transparent backgrounds, we're stuck with what we have.

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Re: Customized Title Block with Graphic

01-09-2013 11:16 AM in reply to: mpatchus

I'm fine with how it plots on paper and pdf, I just dont like how it looks in Inventor.  If its exported to Acad and the background is black it shows there too.

 

Was hoping it was something I could do to get rid of it.

 

Thanks

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Mason-Paul
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Re: Customized Title Block with Graphic

01-17-2013 06:48 AM in reply to: karthur1

karthur1 Sorry for the delay in replaying.

 

The only way I have found to avoid the white background in an inserted title-block image is to use a program like Paint or photoshop to change the background color in the actual sorce image being used. BUT then that background color will be printed where as the white on white paper is not.

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