To activate the Autotrace functionality, navigate to Tools > Add-ins and check the box that activates Autotrace. By not checking the box, the option in your Sketch toolbar won’t appear. Autotrace is then accessible when the Sketch tab is activated.
How do I trace an image in SolidWorks?
(Sketch toolbar) or click Tools > Sketch Tools > Sketch Picture. In the dialog box, browse to the picture file and click Open.
Under Trace Settings:
- Select a tool for Image Type.
- Select a tool for Selection tools, and create a border around the image you want to trace.
- Click Begin trace.
What is the best type of image for autotrace to read?
Recommendations for Autotrace
Autotrace is an add-in that allows you to trace and convert images such as . jpegs and . bitmaps into sketch geometry. This add-in works best with high-contrast images.
Can you import an image into SolidWorks?
You can insert pictures (files of type . … Click Sketch Picture (Sketch toolbar) or Insert > Picture. In the dialog box, browse to an image file, then click Open. Select options in the Sketch Picture PropertyManager, then click .
What is the highest quality image format?
TIF is lossless (including LZW compression option), which is considered the highest quality format for commercial work. The TIF format is not necessarily any “higher quality” per se (the same RGB image pixels, they are what they are), and most formats other than JPG are lossless too.