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Attaching Image Files as References

You can attach an image to a drawing. Some of the supported file types are .bmp, .gif, .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .tif, and .tiff.

To attach image files:

  1. Click Insert > Reference Image (or type AttachImage).
  2. In the dialog box, select an image to attach, and click Open.
  3. In the Attach Reference: Image dialog box, Name displays the name of the file you selected, or you can select a previously attached image. Click Browse to select a different image.
  4. Specify File information:
    • Path type: Specifies how to display the path to the image.
      • Full: Shows the complete path to the image.
      • None: Shows only the file name.
      • Relative: Shows the relative path to the image. If both drawing and image are in the same folder, only the file name of the image is displayed.
  5. Specify the Insertion point:
    • Specify later: Lets you specify the insertion point in the graphics area after the dialog box closes.
    • X, Y, Z: Specifies the X, Y, and Z coordinates for the image location.
  6. Specify the Scale:
    • Specify later: Lets you specify the scale in the graphics area after the dialog box closes.
    • Scale factor: Specifies the image scale.
  7. Specify the Rotation:
    • Specify later: Lets you specify the angle in the graphics area after the dialog box closes.
    • Angle: Sets the angle of rotation for the image.
  8. Click OK.


Command: AttachImage

Menu: Insert > Reference Image

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