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How to embed a raster image with a DWG drawing?

A - answer The IMAGE command only links the 'inserted' raster images externally (like Xref). To embed them to the drawing use Paste from Windows Clipboard or Insert of OLE object.

Display your raster image in a viewer (e.g. Irfanview), choose Copy and in AutoCAD use Edit > Paste (PASTECLIP). You can also run the INSERTOBJ command and insert your bitmap picture as an OLE object. (OLE objects cannot be nested in blocks.)

Please note that the external referencing of raster images is a much more effective method. To transfer a complete DWG drawing together with all externally referenced files always use the eTransmit function.

An effective mix of the methods is represented in the Raster Design functionality - see Tip 5535.

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See also:
Tip 13938:ModDXF - utility for bulk modification/display of internal DXF properties in DWG entities.
Tip 13421:The MAPIINSERT command does not offer a georeference (data from the world file)
Tip 12881:How to attach multiple raster images to my DWG in one go?
Tip 12214:How to set bitmap transparency in an Inventor drawing.
Tip 11570:How to create an Inventor drawing from a photo?


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