I am in the process of educating the engineers I work with over this issue. They are in the habit of giving me a JPEG image when I request a line drawing. JPEG was never intended for anything other than continuous tone images. When a line drawing gets exported to a JPEG, the line quality suffers horribly. I ask them to export to CGM, which I import into Adobe Illustrator and convert to either EPS or leave as a native AI file. The resulting file can then be imported into Frame just fine and I don't lose on the line quality or scalability.
Berny Gagn? Lead Technical Writer Husky Injection Molding Systems Bolton, Ontario, Canada -----Original Message----- From: framers-bounces+bgagne=husky...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces+bgagne=husky.ca at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Gillian Flato Sent: Thursday, September 07, 2006 2:06 PM To: b_downing at verizon.net; framers at lists.frameusers.com Subject: RE: Importing images from a CAD system Bill, The hardware tech writers at my company use Solidworks creations in their Frame docs. They told me that they don't use the DXF file because they are so large. Our engineers create them for 11 x 17 paper. They always convert the DXF file to a high-res JPEG and then import to Frame and scale it down. So yes, they lose the vector. Thanks, Gillian Flato -----Original Message----- From: framers-bounces+gflato=nanometrics....@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces+gflato=nanometrics.com at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of b_downing at verizon.net Sent: Thursday, September 07, 2006 10:15 AM To: framers at lists.frameusers.com Subject: Importing images from a CAD system I have a project where I may need to import wireframe images (basically, perspective line drawings) from a Solidworks CAD system into a Frame 7.0 document. Assuming that vector format will produce the best resolution, has anyone had any problems importing DXF images directly into Frame? Or is it better to convert to another format first? Thanks, -Bill Downing b_downing at verizon.net _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as gflato at nanometrics.com. Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. To unsubscribe send a blank email to framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/gflato%40nanometrics .com Send administrative questions to lisa at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info. This message (including any attachments) may contain confidential information intended for a specific individual and purpose. If you are not the intended recipient, delete this message. If you are not the intended recipient, disclosing, copying, distributing, or taking any action based on this message is strictly prohibited. _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as bgagne at husky.ca. Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. To unsubscribe send a blank email to framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/bgagne%40husky.ca Send administrative questions to lisa at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.