How Can I Bring That Type of Image In?


Have you ever worked with Raster Images? If you are asking, “what is a Raster Image?”, then we know the answer to that question. For those that aren’t aware of it, a Raster Image is any kind of image file that we can bring into the drawing environment. An example of this could be an aerial photo of a specific project that you are working on. You can bring the image in and add linework to it to give the drawing a different aspect. Ok, so now that we know what a Raster Image is let’s talk about the Raster Design Object Enabler.

As with any of the other types of object enablers, the Raster Design object enabler allows users to have access to options that don’t come with the software right out of the box. For example, if you were to try to load a a Mr Sid raster image (file extension is .sid), this type of image is not accessible in the list of image types. Once the Raster Design object enabler is installed, this extension and others such as a jpeg 2000 file will now be available in the drop-down list.

That’s it! Basically, the Raster Design object enabler is a free tool that enables you to access more file extensions than you were able to access with your AutoCAD based software as it came  out of the box. Here is the link to the download page:

http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/dl/item?siteID=123112&id=13023431&linkID=9240698

Be sure to pick the 32-bit version for Civil 3D.

Civil Infrastructure software is my main professional interest. Civil 3D, Infraworks, and Recap are what I work with mostly. I have been with CADsoft Consulting for over 10 years now. I got my start using Softdesk and AutoCAD R12 in DOS. My wife and I have four children and I am a die hard Red Sox fan.

One thought on “How Can I Bring That Type of Image In?

  1. Just copy and paste as you normally would. Go to the image Ctrl+C then click into your model space Ctrl+V then drag the wdniow out to however large you want your image to be.

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