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Help with auto cad 2004

Postby acm329 » Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:57 am

I am new to cutting and have been using an older version to scale and edit dxf files. I think I'm getting a pretty good idea for what I need it for. I was wonder if there was a way to import images or files that are not dxf files to trace and make dxf

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Re: Help with auto cad 2004

Postby stillworkin » Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:42 pm

you can typically drag and drop images into autocad and then scale them to suit. I usually change the color of my line to magenta or some other easily seen color that way you can see what you have traced as you go.

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Re: Help with auto cad 2004

Postby tnbndr » Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:38 am

Also go to the Insert Menu, Raster Image File and select any image file to import. I do as Stillworking and change to a color that I can see as a trace an image. You can trace using lines, arcs, circles, etc. The software I use won't recognize polylines or splines so I stay away althought they would be easier and faster to use. You can also use the "sketch" command to free trace or draw. It takes a little playing around to get used to and you need to set your segments large enough or you get a real choppy cut.
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