Import to autocad

Import to autocad

PostBy: JB Sparks On: Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:06 pm

How do I import a file type "jpg" into autocad R14? I know I have to change the file type to "wmf" but don't know how to do that.
JB Sparks
 
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Re: Import to autocad

PostBy: mr1precision On: Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:17 pm

Jeff,
If you send it to me I can convert it to a .DWG file but it will be all parametric splines. What exactly do you need out of it?
Thanks,
Steve
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman-Anderson AA-130

Re: Import to autocad

PostBy: JB Sparks On: Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:34 pm

Steve, PM sent.
JB Sparks
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman - Chubby
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Re: Import to autocad

PostBy: 009to090 On: Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:24 pm

Jeff, I use AVS Photo Editor to convert JPG to WMF files. The free version works too, but it adds an AVS banner to the converted file.
http://www.avs4you.com
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Import to autocad

PostBy: JB Sparks On: Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:32 pm

Thanks Chris, I'll give it a shot.
JB Sparks
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman - Chubby
Stove/Furnace Model: Harman: SF160 - Chubby Sr.

Re: Import to autocad

PostBy: JB Sparks On: Wed Jan 05, 2011 3:30 pm

Chris, I downloaded the conversion program but I don't see convert to "dwg" anywhere. Am I missing something?

Edit: wmf conversion, don't see that either.
JB Sparks
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman - Chubby
Stove/Furnace Model: Harman: SF160 - Chubby Sr.

Re: Import to autocad

PostBy: 009to090 On: Wed Jan 05, 2011 3:50 pm

JB Sparks wrote:Chris, I downloaded the conversion program but I don't see convert to "dwg" anywhere. Am I missing something?

Edit: wmf conversion, don't see that either.


Nope, use the Photo Editor App.
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Import to autocad

PostBy: JB Sparks On: Wed Jan 05, 2011 3:51 pm

OK, will do.
JB Sparks
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman - Chubby
Stove/Furnace Model: Harman: SF160 - Chubby Sr.

Re: Import to autocad

PostBy: mr1precision On: Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:13 pm

Jeff,
Check your email.
Hopefully you can work with it.
Good Luck,
Steve
mr1precision
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman-Anderson AA-130

Re: Import to autocad

PostBy: JB Sparks On: Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:47 pm

Thanks Steve, I'll try it.

Chris, I was able to convert the photo to "wmf" but Autocad still could not display it.
JB Sparks
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman - Chubby
Stove/Furnace Model: Harman: SF160 - Chubby Sr.

Re: Import to autocad

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:49 pm

JB Sparks wrote:Chris, I was able to convert the photo to "wmf" but Autocad still could not display it.


I'm unfamiliar with Autocad but WMF is a vector graphic, the short explanation is it uses lines and arcs. This is one I did for EFM project, it's not a WMF file but similar one:
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Each of those dots along the lines will have handles which you can pull to produce the shape, basically that's what it is. A shape:
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Once we have a shape we can blow it up as much as we want, lines will remain nice and crisp:
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We can also apply some cool effects or import it into 3d app ;) :

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Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
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Re: Import to autocad

PostBy: JB Sparks On: Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:55 pm

Richard, cool sign.

I think my Autocad is just too old, it's revision 14, that's ancient.
JB Sparks
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman - Chubby
Stove/Furnace Model: Harman: SF160 - Chubby Sr.

Re: Import to autocad

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:13 pm

JB Sparks wrote:Richard, cool sign.


The EFM logo is probably one of the coolest logos I've seen... unfortunately I didn't create it. That's "old school" design probably going back to the 30's or 40's.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Import to autocad

PostBy: 009to090 On: Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:46 pm

JB Sparks wrote:Richard, cool sign.

I think my Autocad is just too old, it's revision 14, that's ancient.


Come on Jeff, its 2011! Time to get a new Drawing package :D
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Import to autocad

PostBy: Yanche On: Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:50 pm

I suggest you learn Google's SketchUp.

http://sketchup.google.com/intl/en/

It's 3D solid modeling and once you're used to designing in 3D you will never go back to a plain flat drafting package. It's a free download and all the features will work for 30 days. After 30 days some features quit, but for home use it's still very, very useful. There are lots of YouTube how to videos. If you come from a AutoCAD or other drafting package the drawing techniques will seem strange. But stick with it. Quite useful for building construction design. Current versions required Windows XP or newer. Version 6 will run on Win2K and is still available.

The paid version can import and export many standard drafting file formats. The latest versions also has a scripting programing language which can automate many tasks. Especially useful to create a parameterized library of part shapes. Does surface shading, look throughs, etc. Also has a "walk thru" function that can create a "movie like" automation.

For someone wants to improve their engineering/technical skills this is the program to learn. Just about all the features will work on the free download version. If I were an employer looking to hire a junior CAD operator and someone came to me knowing SketchUp well they would be hired in a minute. Even if my shop used a different CAD program.
Yanche
 
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