How does autocad handle pixel type plans for working over ?

Hi, How does Autocad handle pixel type plans (bitmap, tiff, jpg etc) for bringing in, to then be traced over with the polyline tools etc.
Q1) Has it the ability to import a plan and place it on a layer to then be locked and traced over. Q2) If one has a plan of the objects front, another of its top view, another of the end view, how does one arrange these, different viewports perhaps ? Q3) Can it handle more than one plan, and control the stacking order, so if you want to see plan B on top of plan A, is that possible ? Q4) Is there a construction grid and is it visible still after a plan is brought in ? Is it necessary to make the plan translucent to see it ? Q5) Is there a size limit on the plan pixel width and height due to OpenGL or similar. What is the biggest size that can be brought in ? Q6) Can visibility be turned on or off ? Q7) Can greyscale plans be coloured and made translucent so as to register them together and compare content ? Q8) Can colour rgb plans be brought in and what are the limits, as these can have large file sizes. Is the limit autocad or the pc ? Q9) Does autocad allow adjusting of such plans for fit to the work drawn so far, scaling disproportionally as well as proportionally, rotation, distortion etc.
Cheers Steve
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Yes
Yes, but now you are getting to the point of needing Autodesk Raster Design.

Yes, but the raster has to be a TIF and be transparent. Again, Raster Design will add much more raster capability than AutoCAD comes with out of the box.

That is dependent on your hardware, not software. Raster size handling is a RAM and video memory issue.

Yes, using layers.

Yes, using layers and TIF files you can make that transparent TIF and color you want.

The PC

Again, Raster Design will provide much more than straight AutoCAD. Look up Raster Design on the Autodesk website to see what it does.

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