Inserting an Image from the Command Line
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To insert an image from the Command prompt

  1. Set the FILEDIA system variable to 0.

    Consult the AutoCAD Command Reference if you need more information.

  2. At the Command prompt, enter mapiinsert.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • Type the name of the image to insert including its file extension.

      If you do not specify a path to the image, then AutoCAD Map 3D searches for the image using the Project Files Search Path set in the Files tab of the AutoCAD Options dialog box.

    • Type the path to the image, the image name, and the file extension, for example: c:\Projects\Images\contour.rlc

      AutoCAD Map 3D searches for the image on the path that you specify. If it cannot locate the image on this path, then it searches for the image using the Project Files Search Path.

Note When FILEDIA is set to <0>, you can display the Insert Image dialog box by typing a tilde (~) in response to a command prompt.

When AutoCAD Map 3D locates the image, it inserts it into your drawing. If there is correlation data stored with the image, then AutoCAD Map 3D inserts the image using this data.

Tip If you cannot see the image after you insert it, zoom to the extents of the drawing or use the Image Management dialog box to zoom to the image.