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waynelem
05.04.2018, 18:21
When I make a JPEG from Google Earth and save in a folder that has an AutoCad dwg in the same folder and then do an attach of the JPEG and place in the Dwg. the image is in the dwg.    I save and the move the whole folder to a flash drive and move to another laptop and open the dwg. The image in not on the dwg. just an outline and a path to the JPEG.How can I make the JPEG  part of the dwg. so I can move between computers?Understand?ThanksWayne

John Connor
05.04.2018, 18:41
You probably specified a full (absolute) path instead of a relative path or None when you originally attached the image.  Now that you have switched computers that path may not be exactly the same.  A single character being different would be all that it takes to mess you up.

waynelem
05.04.2018, 19:40
Well still not working.I said no path.Do I need to take the JPEG to the other computer?

philippe JOSEPH
05.04.2018, 20:51
Hello wanelem, when you have just open your drawing without the JPEG, press F2 and read he eventual comments.

waynelem
06.04.2018, 00:51
Autodesk DWG.  This file is a TrustedDWG last saved by an Autodesk application or Autodesk licensed application.

John Connor
06.04.2018, 00:57
I think he was asking if there is a reference to a path when the drawing with the missing image file is loaded.

waynelem
06.04.2018, 02:59
And the answer is no.

John Connor
06.04.2018, 11:43
Well try again.  The path to the image file is the key to the problem.  

philippe JOSEPH
06.04.2018, 12:56

Yes the path and maybe the method to insert or copy/paste it.

TedG
06.04.2018, 14:09
In your "reference" dialog, does it show the image name and read "not found"?As John Conner mentioned, you probably inserted your image with an absolute path the first time, and changing to no path after in the problem drawing won't fix it.You would need to re-path it, set it no path or relative path, and then save it.Just a thought

waynelem
06.04.2018, 17:41


Here is what I did this a.m.

1.     
Open new dwg. in AutoCad 2012 legal program.

2.     
Select attached

3.     
Select new JPEG.

4.     
Attach image-used “no path”

5.     
Ok

6.     
Insert point

7.     
Set scale at 100

8.     
Save dwg.

9.     
Move to flash drive.

10.  
Open on second computer in AutoCad Lt. Legal
program

11.  
No image just the outline and the JPEG name.

Any more ideas?

Thanks

Wayne







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John Connor
06.04.2018, 18:27
Is the drawing on the flash drive or on the hard drive of the second computer?

waynelem
06.04.2018, 18:40
Flash.Do I need to move to hard drive?

John Connor
06.04.2018, 18:50
Yes, and it should be moved to one of the folders that AutoCAD would normally look in. John Connor2018-04-06 18:52:40

waynelem
06.04.2018, 18:53
Back to the original computer (2012 full)I just save a new test and closed the dwg. and reopened  on the smar computer hard drive and I get the same Border and name of JPEG.What am I doing?

John Connor
06.04.2018, 18:58
I wish I could tell you but I don't have two computers running AutoCAD at my present location that I could run a similar test.Did you put the drawing in a folder that AutoCAD would normally search?

TedG
06.04.2018, 19:00
[QUOTE=waynelem]Back to the original computer (2012 full)I just save a new test and closed the dwg. and reopened  on the smar computer hard drive and I get the same Border and name of JPEG.What am I doing?[/QUOTE]
I think you should test it out.While in the "good" computer, with the drawing and the image in the same folder, attach your image using no path or relative path, verify it is there, save it, close it, re-open it and make sure the image is still there.Then, copy the whole folder to a jump drive, go to the "other" computer, drag (or copy) the folder to a trusted location your AutoCAD LT would use, then open AutoCAD LT and browse to the drawing and see if your image is there.It "should" work...

waynelem
07.04.2018, 16:58
That worked, as long as the DWG. and the JPEG are in the same folder. So there must be a path between the too.Again if I take the DWG. out of the folder and open the JPEG is not attached.So even if I indicated "no path" there still must be a path.Keep thinking as I am willing to keep trying.ThanksWayne 

TedG
09.04.2018, 11:20
[QUOTE=waynelem]That worked, as long as the DWG. and the JPEG are in the same folder. So there must be a path between the too.Again if I take the DWG. out of the folder and open the JPEG is not attached.So even if I indicated "no path" there still must be a path.Keep thinking as I am willing to keep trying.ThanksWayne  [/QUOTE]
Yes that is true, the only way it would work with "no path" is if you keep the dwg and jpg in the same folder. By default AutoCAD looks in the same directory for reference files if no path is given or if it can't find it at a given path.So there is no way around it, you need to keep the jpg available to the dwg, either in the same folder or a pre-defined folder structure using relative path.We us a "Sheets" folder and an "Xrefs" folder within a project folder, and relative paths for everything.So you can copy the folders to another directory, the sheets will find the xrefs.HTH

John Connor
09.04.2018, 11:42
It makes perfect sense that a drawing and any image that is going to be attached to it be located in the same folder.  There is nothing else that will work in this case so stop looking for another solution.  If you are going to "hard path" the image file then it has to match on both computers.  Is that what you want to do?  Yes or No?

waynelem
09.04.2018, 15:58
Okay, how do I send the dwg to a person across country with out sending the attached JPEG? So I guess this can't be done , correct?John, and the rest, thanks for all you help.I wish this could been done. Still not sure why it can't be inserted or attached somehow.Wayne

John Connor
09.04.2018, 17:53
Why would you want to send the drawing WITHOUT the jpeg attached?  Why bother going through all this if in the end the image wasn't going to go along for the ride?

TedG
09.04.2018, 19:14
[QUOTE=waynelem]Okay, how do I send the dwg to a person across country with out sending the attached JPEG? So I guess this can't be done , correct?John, and the rest, thanks for all you help.I wish this could been done. Still not sure why it can't be inserted or attached somehow.Wayne[/QUOTE]
This doesn't make sense or match what appeared to be what your problem was in the first place.Your first post was that your drawing wasn't "finding" the attached JPG from one computer to another, I think we helped you with that or at least explained what you had to do to make it happen.Now you mention you want to send it out without the JPG?Is that a second problem?If that is the case, the best thing to do is to save your drawing to a folder you have for sending out drawings such as a "file transfer" folder, detach the JPG, save it and send it.This keeps the JPG attached to your working drawing and you have a record of what you sent out.:-/

Kent Cooper
09.04.2018, 20:34
[QUOTE=John Connor]Why would you want to send the drawing WITHOUT the jpeg attached?  ....[/QUOTE]
I think what they meant was, without having to send the .JPG file itself in addition to the drawing, that is, they want to send the drawing and have the .JPG embedded within the same file, instead of the image being only a reference to a file external to the drawing.  Not that I know of a way to do it....  A .JPG file is of an entirely different kind of content than AutoCAD drawing entities, so it may not be possible.


Kent Cooper2018-04-09 20:40:19

TedG
09.04.2018, 20:42
[QUOTE=Kent Cooper][QUOTE=John Connor]Why would you want to send the drawing WITHOUT the jpeg attached?  ....[/QUOTE]
I think what they meant was, without having to send the .JPG file itself in addition to the drawing, that is, they want to send the drawing and have the .JPG embedded within the same file, instead of the image being only a reference to some external file.
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Ahhhh, yes that makes sense.Don't think it's possible with an image

waynelem
09.04.2018, 21:00
Thank you Kent. You hit on the head.So I guess it can't be done. Shame, seams so simple.Thanks for everbody's idea.Wayne

scj.schulz
10.04.2018, 13:52
I got a program from a friend of mine to convert *.jpg into Pixel-graphic, which you can load by Script (*.scr) in a DWG.But it will make big DWG-files... (you can see the single Pixels by ZOOM in the DWG).My example is:           jpg ->       59 kb          corresponding DWG ->    3.08 MB - to big to appload.In case of interest contact me via www.black-cad.deRegardsJochenwww.ant-ares.de

thinker
29.04.2018, 06:14
If you want to embed the image in drawing then first open image in any image editor like paint select all copy and then paste it in the drawing, no reference attachment is required for this method.thinker2018-04-29 06:25:24