I don't think the engineer saved it as a vectored drawing, because I can't seem to select individual parts of the illustration. I'll see if he can do that, and then I'll try it in Illustrator again.
Thanks, folks. Nadine --- On Wed, 5/6/09, David Spreadbury <dspreadb at yahoo.com> wrote: > From: David Spreadbury <dspreadb at yahoo.com> > Subject: RE: OT: Technical illustrations - Outlining a line drawing > To: generic668 at yahoo.ca, framers at lists.frameusers.com > Received: Wednesday, May 6, 2009, 10:34 AM > Since you said that you have Illustrator available. Open the > SolidWorks PDF > in Illustrator. Illustrator should recognize it as a vector > image. > > In Illustrator, select the objects you want and increase > the line width to > the desired thickness. > > Export it as JPEG and you should have what you are looking > for. > > -----Original Message----- > From: framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com > [mailto:framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of > Writer > Sent: Wednesday, May 06, 2009 9:30 AM > To: framers at lists.frameusers.com > Subject: Re: OT: Technical illustrations - Outlining a line > drawing > > > I should have offered more information: > > I want to create an outline to the actual object similar to > the "box" in > this illustration: > http://www.khulsey.com/3_point_perspective_fig10.jpeg > > The illustration was created in SolidWorks, which I then > received from the > engineer in PDF format. I converted the PDF to .jpg. > > I can select the outline using the Magic Wand tool in Corel > Paintshop Pro, > but it doesn't give me a smooth outline to work with. > > Nadine > > --- On Wed, 5/6/09, Shmuel Wolfson > <shmuelw1 at gmail.com> wrote: > > > From: Shmuel Wolfson <shmuelw1 at gmail.com> > > Subject: Re: OT: Technical illustrations - Outlining a > line drawing > > To: generic668 at yahoo.ca > > Received: Wednesday, May 6, 2009, 10:12 AM > > What format are they in? > > > > -- > > Regards, > > Shmuel Wolfson > > Technical Writer > > 052-763-7133 > > > > ------------ > > > > Writer wrote: > > > I apologize for the OT nature of this question, > but I > > wasn't sure where else to ask this question. > > > > > > I have some line drawings of our product to > include in > > a small hardware guide. I want to outline the > illustrations > > in a heavier line, but I don't know how to do it > in a > > simple, efficient, competent way. Are there any tech > > illustrators here who are willing to let me in on > their > > secret? I have access to Adobe Illustrator, Adobe > Photoshop, > > and Corel Paintshop Pro. > > > > > > Thank you for your indulgence, > > > > > > Nadine > > > _______________________________________________ > > > > > > > > > You are currently subscribed to Framers as > > shmuelw1 at gmail.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/shmuelw1%40gmail.com > > > > > > Send administrative questions to > > listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit > > > http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and > > info. > > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > > > You are currently subscribed to Framers as > dspreadb at yahoo.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/dspreadb%40yahoo.com > > Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. > Visit > http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.