Gif/jpg to autocad?

I'm fairly new to autocad, although I've programmed CNC vertical mills
with Smartcam for years, and I've gotta say, I'm picking up autocad
like a duck to water.
The only thing thats really stumped me so far is converting files
over....if its even possible at all. I've got a black and white
line-art .gif file, and I would like to convert it to a DXF or DWG
file so that I can dimention it all out, program it and cut the shape
into a chunk of aluminum as a decorative thing.
I've tried a couple online converters for gif to autocad, but haven't
had any sucsess yet. Is there an easy way to do this?
Thanks in advance for your help
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There's no direct way to go from raster to vector in acad. You'll have to recreate the artwork with vectors, or find some nifty add-on that might do it.
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Michael Bulatovich
Hi The slickest way I've used to get a graphic to vector is by having a sign shop do it,
Their conversion program beats even what I've seen wintopo do !
Sorry couldn't tell you the name of the sign software though :-(
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Ron McNeil
Perhaps they were using the WinTopo Professional version rather than the Freeware version?
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Greg Tahala
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convert the gif into bmp
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try SCAN2CAD. It's not bad.
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If you have lots of $$ you can try Autodesk's Raster Design 2005. I had = a chance to work with it recently and it works quite well. =20
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G. Willis

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