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add picture to saved dfx file

Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:26 am
by shinertx
Need to update my save files that I have downloaded, how can I go back and add picture to my files. when I open it up in design edge I have to open look at the drawing close it and than go to the next file is there a way I can edit my saved file to add the picture to it so I can see just by opening my save dxf file, Any help or suggestion on this I would be grateful thanks Robert.

( I know some where on here some one talked about this before I have searched but can not find the topic. )

Re: add picture to saved dfx file

Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:49 am
by acourtjester
There is a free program called Irfan-view that you can use to view DXF file images by clicking on them. You need a pluging for the program so it will do this.
this is what they look like in a folder and then opened.
irfan1.jpg

irfan2.jpg

Re: add picture to saved dfx file

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:25 am
by shinertx
Thanks I will check it out, just trying to find something faster when I am looking for a file so I thought a picture would work instead of written description. once again thanks Robert.

Re: add picture to saved dfx file

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 1:38 pm
by acourtjester
here is a post Capstone just posted may be the answer you are looking for.
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=20109

Re: add picture to saved dfx file

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:08 pm
by WyoGreen
A couple of things I have done to improve the viewing of thumbnails to find the file I am looking for are:

Right click on the folder you are looking thru and select View/Large icons. This will let you see your .bitmap type icons as a thumbnail .

Download a windows explorer plugin for viewing .svg icons, which will, along with the previous suggestion, let you view .svg and Corel Draw .cdr icons as thumbnails. https://svgextension.codeplex.com/

I have not found a .dxf explorer plugin yet, but am still looking.

Steve

Re: add picture to saved dfx file

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:24 am
by allan101
Use a free program called IBrowser to view any f
ile on your computer, it is awesome

Re: add picture to saved dfx file

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:26 am
by allan101
View any file , save a lot of time
with Ibrowser

Re: add picture to saved dfx file

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:21 am
by rons

Re: add picture to saved dfx file

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:58 pm
by acourtjester
Very nice thanks for the link, it takes a little sniffing but after you get acquainted it looks neat.

Re: add picture to saved dfx file

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:31 pm
by Old Iron
Works good on image files but, not on DXF files like Irfan View does