I have just tried a jpeg, inserted using insert<picture, but my drawings seem to take much longer to print to pdf etc.
The best way is to bring in the logo in vector format from an illustration program. Usually Adobe illustrator (or other similar vector graphics program)is used to create the original graphic. It can be saved from illustrator as a DWG or DXF. I usually use DWG. Import that into Solidworks as a part. Sometimes you need to clean up a few lines. Once you do that you can use it for modeling or in drawings.
PNG is the best raster method to use if you just want to use the image. PNG has transparent background and small file size. The PNG file can be made bigger then needed and scaled down so that it can be used a different sizes.
Still the best is the vector option as it can be scaled without loss of quality and is the most versatile.
I use PNG format
Probably BMP is the best choice as its a native windows format, but I have used others in the past.
Also its recommended that you insert the image into a word document first and then do a copy paste into the SW sheet format. Don't ask me why but it somehow makes the image more stable.
I inserted a small sized (file size) jpeg. If your prints take longer to print, maybe your inserted image is too big than it needs to be?
Places I have been at just use line art convertion meaning drawin the logo in sketch mode and bring
it in as a block. Never seen one do the color fancy route.
Using a sketch version of the logo is much better in my opinion. You'll have none of the OLE issues, and full control over the entities within the sketch.
Plus it makes for a smaller file size. Especially with a format the last thing one would want
is to increase the file sizes of each and every drawing this format gets used on.
You think they are slow loading now? Add images and I would think it would dog it.
yeth, sat is true
but at least here in the US, the powers that be get real upset if you use anything but the official logo
the only thing that can be changed is the scale
I might have to try the sketched route. the drawing itself works fine, just when i come to print to pdf, it takes much longer. my template size is about 650 kb, dont know whether this is a lot or not?
Use simple sketch, blocks, picture and test/record the PDF printing time to check which one is the best one to use. Removing pictures from the template will reduce the size significantly.
Come up with your Title Block version.
Submit it for approval.
Hold dozens of meetings, each with more attendees than the previous.
If the fork truck driver in the warehouse in Arkansas signs off on it, you are good to go.
You have to do what you have to do.
Can argue with the powers at be. They sign the checks ya know!!!
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