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URGENT - JPEG used for basis of a Datum Curve

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Hacks

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I think I know the answer to this but will ask it anyway.



Can you import a JPEG image into a part model to use as

the basis for the outline of a datum curve?



TIA,

Brad
 

cadsculptor

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Brad,



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1) Create a flat surface the same dimensions of your original JPEG image. Make sure you are looking straight at the surface before continuing!



2) go to View, Model Setup, Color and Appearance & create a new color (click hthe add button)

3) under the Detail tab, choose the Map button next to either the Texture or the Decal slider.

4) Browse to your JPEG

5) a set of sliders will come up that allow you to adjust the X & Y zoom of the image on the surface.



This is not dimensionally accurate, but it's the only way I know.



Paul
 

dougr

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In bile matter you can trace sketch in ISDX.



In other versions you can place an image on a surface as a decal but you have no control over the aspect ratio of the image so this is next to useless.



You can also do a raster-vector conversion (try http://www.freefirestudio.com/ ) and save the vector as a dwg file. Insert the dwg into a drawing then save as an IGES and import that into a prt or asm.
 

Hacks

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cadsculptor and dougr,



Thanks for the speedy replies...I had success using both approaches.
 
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