there are 2 ways to insert a picture to SW and get the sketches from.
1) Insert> Picture
2) Tools> Sketch Tools> Sketch Picture
is there any difference between function of them?
1-44WIXAD wrote: there are 2 ways to insert a picture to SW and get the sketches from.1) Insert> Picture
Include screen capture image of where you see #1
Attach *.sldprt file with images placed using both 1 and 2.
As far as I know, both options are same with first option is available in drawings only but you can not draw sketches with both option in drawing like in models.
2nd one is there but I am unable to find 1st one in my SWX. I am using standard version.
Insert>Picture is for a drawing and an assembly, but not for a part:
But for an assembly, only TIFs are supported.
More image formats are available when inserting into a drawing and when you do insert one, the Sketch Picture property manager displays, so I would say for a drawing #1 and #2 are the samesketch.
This doesn't surprise me because when I developing CONTEKS: CONTExtual Keyboard Shortcuts for SolidWorks, a drawing returned as a drawing doc type, but also passed the test for being a sketch.
As for the assembly, a dialog opens with a "tif" filter, but no "tiff" filter.
I select a tif but nothing happens in the assembly file.
Once a picture is inserted into an assembly, even though nothings shows, the Picture menu item is now grayed out on the Insert menu.
Also, I tried to insert a picture in an assembly sketch, but again, nothing shows up and afterwards, Picture is grayed out.
Lastly, while in an assembly sketch, the Sketch Picture command isn't available.
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