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Sketch picture sizing

Question asked by Eric Snyder on Sep 14, 2009
Latest reply on Mar 13, 2011 by Paul Grothouse

I am looking to solve one of the most basic and myterious questions that man has ever asked...when I import a sketch picture sizing seems totally random. I don't see any correlation to DPI and the originial size the picture starts out in Solidworks.


If I have a 1,200 x 1,200 DPI photo and place it in a sketch it turns out to be sized to something like 60" x 60". What's up with this?


All kidding aside...does anybody know how sketch pictures are sized? Is there a way to make sense of this so that I can get my starting picture sized properly before sketching? Currently I bring in the picture, sketch a box over a known element, measure and rescale the picture. Clumsy.


Any wisdom?