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Sketch Picture PropertyManager: Page 1

The first page of Sketch Picture PropertyManager controls the picture's position, size, angle, orientation, aspect ratio setting, and transparency.

  • You insert the picture with its (0, 0) coordinate at the sketch origin, an initial size of 1 pixel per 1 mm, and locked aspect ratio.
  • Pictures are embedded in the document (not linked). If you change the original image, the sketch picture does not update.
  • If you sketch on top of the picture, there is no snap to picture, inferencing, or auto tracing capability. If the image is moved, or deleted and replaced, the sketch does not update.
  • If you hide the sketch, the picture is also hidden.
  • Pictures can be inserted into assemblies when editing a part in context, but they cannot be inserted into assembly sketches.

Properties

PM_sketch_picture_X_Origin.gif Origin X Position Enter an X coordinate value for the origin of the picture.
PM_sketch_picture_Y_Origin.gif Origin Y Position Enter a Y coordinate value for the origin of the picture.
PM_sketch_picture_Angle.gif Angle Enter a value in degrees. A positive angle rotates the picture counterclockwise.
PM_sketch_picture_Width.gif Width Enter a value for the picture width. If Lock Aspect Ratio is selected, the height adjusts automatically.
PM_sketch_picture_Height.gif Height Enter a value for the picture height. If Lock Aspect Ratio is selected, the width adjusts automatically.
  Lock Aspect Ratio Select to keep a fixed width and height aspect ratio.
PM_sketch_picture_flip_horiz.gif Flip Horizontally Click to flip the picture horizontally within its borders.
PM_sketch_picture_flip_vert.gif Flip Vertically Click to flip the picture vertically within its borders.
Values in the Sketch Picture PropertyManager update automatically when you change the size or position of the picture in the graphics area.

Transparency

Select one of the following transparency types.

None Use no transparency attributes.
From file Keep the transparency attributes that exist in the file.
Full image Select to set the whole image transparent.
  • Transparency PM_transparency.gif. Move the slider to adjust the degree of transparency.
    When the slider is set to 1, it indicates a 100% transparency.
    transparency_full_image_000.gif transparency_full_image_050.gif transparency_full_image_100.gif
    Transparency 0%: Transparency 50%: Transparency 100%:
User defined Select a color from the image, define a tolerance level for that color, and apply a transparency level to the image.
  • PM_eye_dropper_Transparency.gif Select a color from the image.
  • Matching tolerance PM_Matching_tolerance_Transparency.gif. Move the slider to adjust the degree to which the color you selected is matched.

    When the slider is set to 0, the transparency is applied only where the color matches the selected color exactly.

    As you move the slider to the right, the matching tolerance increases (a less exact match is required), so transparency is applied to more shades of the selected color.
    transparency_matching_tolerance_020.gif transparency_matching_tolerance_100.gif
    PM_Matching_tolerance_Transparency.gif 0.20 PM_Matching_tolerance_Transparency.gif 1.00
    PM_eye_dropper_Transparency.gif color selected PM_color_selected_Transparency.gif
    PM_transparency.gif 100%
  • Transparency PM_transparency.gif. Move the slider to adjust the degree of transparency.

    When the slider is set to 1, it indicates a 100% transparency.



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