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How to open CAL raster images in AutoCAD?

A - answer The CAL (CALS) raster file format is supported in AutoCAD Raster Design. Raster Design supports the CALS Type 1 format (.cal/.mil/.rst/.cg4).

You can add the support of Raster Design file formats to plain AutoCAD by installing the free "Raster Design Object Enabler" in a version specific to your AutoCAD version - see

You can then use the standard AutoCAD IMAGE commands to attach CAL images to your DWG files.

See also the Tip 5525.

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3.9.2010    10428×  
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applies to: AutoCAD · Raster Design ·

See also:
Tip 9348:How to add custom paper format to AutoCAD? (grayed)
Tip 9255:Align image, change width/height independently.
Tip 9216:Automatically save raster images edited in Raster Design.
Tip 9030:Precise loading of PDF files into Autodesk Design Review (and PDF-to-DWF)
Tip 7855:Transforming raster images to multiple points.

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