I have a couple of questions I would like to ask regarding the way you would tackle these problems. The first problem is that we have a job where we are provided with a numberof scanned drawings in tif format. If we insert these tifs into our drawings as raster images then we have to include them with our drawings each time we issue them, much as we would a non-binded xref. If we wish to embed these tifs into a drawing we can open the tif in any image editor copy it to the clip-board and then paste-special (which format would be best for paste-special?) into the drawing. When we do this the drawing pan/zoom, regen, etc. slows down significantly and the drawing takes forever to go to the plotter. What would you do? The next problem is that we want to "white out" certain areas of the image. I've tried a number of things but can't seem to avoid the black splotch when I plot the drawing. Is there an easy way to do this that you know about?