You may need to place artwork in parts to represent application of decals, painting, or silk screening. Use Insert Image to add artwork to a sketch, and then use Decal or Emboss to apply the image to a part face.
You can insert images in a sketch from .doc, .xls, or any of the listed image types on the File Open dialog box drop-down list. Some examples include:
After you place an image in a sketch, use Decal and Emboss to achieve effects such as raised text, imprints, silk screens, and surface texture finishes. These commands can also conform the image to an irregular shape or surface.
As you place an image in a sketch, ashows you the size of the image. You can resize the image but you cannot change its . Its overall size changes, but not its proportions.
You can use dimensions and constraints to position the image boundary. If necessary, you can use the Properties option on the context menu to flip or rotate the image.
You can make an image transparent by using a. Right-click the image, choose Properties, and then click the Use Mask check box.
To achieve better looking results use a lossless image format such as .BMP or .PNG. Avoid using low quality JPG/JPEG images. The following image shows demonstrates the difference between PNG (left) and JPG using standard compression.
You can turn the visibility of an image on and off, but theis always visible because it can be used in sketch constraints and dimensions.
Right-click the image in the graphics window or the browser and select the Visibility option. If the image has already had its visibility turned off, you can only turn its visibility back on by selecting the icon in the browser.
You must activate a sketch to set the image visibility. In the part browser or the graphics window, right-click and select Edit Sketch. In the sketch browser, right-click the image icon, and then select Visibility.
If you selected the Link check box on the Open dialog box when you selected the image file, you can update the image if it has changed. Right-click the image in the browser and select Update to retrieve the latest version of the image file.
If the image file is not linked, you must delete it and then replace it with a changed image.
You may need to represent application of decals, painting, or silk screening. Use Insert Image to add artwork to a sketch, and then use the Decal or Emboss commands on the Model tab to apply the image to a part face.
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You can remove an image from a sketch, but you must first activate the sketch. Image types include .doc, .xls, .bmp or any of the image types listed on the File Open drop-down file list.
If the image visibility is turned off, you can only select it in the sketch browser.
If you prefer, you can temporarily turn off sketch visibility instead of deleting the image. In the active sketch, right-click the image in the graphics window or the sketch browser, and then select Visibility.
When using the Insert Bitmap command on the Sketch tab, the inserted image may not be oriented correctly. You can modify image properties so that the image displays properly.
Rotates or mirrors artwork added to a sketch and sets transparency mask.
Right-click an image, and then select Properties.
Rotates image left or right or mirrors image vertically or horizontally.
Select Use Mask check box to make the image transparent. Transparency color is the color of the lower right pixel of the image. Clear the check box to make the image opaque.