To insert a raster image
- To insert an ECW or SID file, you must
first download the free Raster Object Enabler from autodesk.com.
- In the Insert Image dialog box,
select the drive and folder that contains the image(s).
- In the Files Of Type box,
select the file format of the image(s) to insert.
Note To insert more than
one image type at a time, select All Images.
- In the list of images, select the images
Tip For information about an image, click Information to
display the file size, creation date, and other information, as
well as a preview of the image.
- To view or modify the image correlation
data, select Modify Correlation.
- Click Open.
Correlation is not selected or if you are inserting more
than one image, the Image Correlation dialog box
does not appear and the images are inserted using their default
correlation information. AutoCAD Map 3D searches in this order for correlation
- World file
- Resource file (.res extension)
- Tab file (.tab file)
- Image file
- Settings from the Raster
Extension Options dialog box
If you selected Modify Correlation,
the Image Correlation dialog box
displays. The image frame, which indicates where the image will
be inserted, is displayed in your drawing.
Tip If you cannot see
the image frame, use the ZOOM or PAN commands to bring it into view
while leaving the Image Correlation dialog box
- Do one of the following:
- To insert the image using the current
settings, click OK.
- To use a different correlation
source, select the correlation source
from the Correlation Source list.
- To change the insertion point, rotation,
or scale, type the appropriate values. For more information, see To correlate an image during insertion.
- To resize or orient the image to existing
vectors or images, click the image frame while the Image
Correlation dialog box is open.
- To define the insertion point, rotation,
and scale onscreen, select the Insertion tab.
Click Pick. For more information,
see To adjust the image frame manually during insertion.
- To specify the density units for the
image, select the Source tab. Select Units.
- Click OK.
The image is inserted
on the current AutoCAD layer and its correlation data is saved in
the drawing file. The next time you open the drawing, the image is
displayed automatically using these settings.