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    Hi all, New member as of today. I just have a simple question and was wondering if anyone can help me.

    Basically I have 10 pic's that I would like to attach (Raster Image Reference) to a .dwg and was basically wondering if there is some kind of function that will bind the pic's to the dwg, e.g. the Xbind command for Xrefs. Any help will be greatly appreciated. I am currently running AutoCAD 2008, have 2009 installed but have been too lazy to try it out. My friend also asked me this question and he runs AutoCAD 2007.

    Thanks in advance for your help, and I am very happy to meet you all...

    Lester A. John(Mechanical Design/Engineer)
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    Default Re: Binding a Raster image to .dwg?

    Welcome to AUGI Lester.
    I moved your thread to the general acad forum. The tips forum is not for asking questions, but posting useful tidbits.

    As to your quesion, without Raster Design 2008, there is no way to make the raster a native acad object. The only way to mix the files is with OLE embedding. The raster info is stored directly as binary information in the file header.
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    Exclamation Re: Binding a Raster image to .dwg?

    Quote Originally Posted by LJ.185960 View Post
    Basically I have 10 pic's that I would like to attach (Raster Image Reference) to a .dwg and was basically wondering if there is some kind of function that will bind the pic's to the dwg,
    Sure. Not exactly in the same way that you "bind" an xref, but in ways where the image becomes part of the DWG nevertheless....

    See this link for some options
    http://rkmcswain.blogspot.com/search?q=bind
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    Default Re: Binding a Raster image to .dwg?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spiritoftrinidad View Post
    Hi all, New member as of today. I just have a simple question and was wondering if anyone can help me.

    Basically I have 10 pic's that I would like to attach ( Reference) to a .dwg and was basically wondering if there is some kind of function that will bind the pic's to the dwg, e.g. the Xbind command for Xrefs. Any help will be greatly appreciated. I am currently running AutoCAD 2008, have 2009 installed but have been too lazy to try it out. My friend also asked me this question and he runs AutoCAD 2007.

    Thanks in advance for your help, and I am very happy to meet you all...

    Lester A. John(Mechanical Design/Engineer)
    Norcross Corporation - Newton, Mass
    As for binding , here's a solution I found.
    1. Remove/delete your referenced image, and it's entry in REFERENCE MANAGER.
    2. Open the image in a graphics program that will allow you to 'select all' (this is important, don;t gloss over it).
    3. Select All to capture your image.
    4. Copy to clipboard.
    5. Open AutoCAD, then paste (CTRL+V). Now resize it to fit back where your referenced image used to be.
    6. Yes, it may look fuzzy. Yes it may print fuzzy too. No, you can't do much else about it, it's an OLE, what you want, 'embedded'.
    7. Turn off it's frame using OLEFRAME or FRAME variables (0 or 2).

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