: > > >
: > > >
: > > I would like to know how to do this as well. What I did as a workaround
: > was
: > > to import the image into Autocad. Then create polylines by sketching the
: > > outlines of the image. I then imported the dwg file directly into
: > > and extruded the shape. This will probably only be useful for fairly
: > simple
: > > images.
: > >
: > The difference in our problems seems to be that I don't need part. Only
: > drawing is needed. (Yes, I need expensive 3-d program for 2-d :-) )
: Could this be done in photorendering? I don't have much ProE experience with
: that, but did a fair amount in Solidworks. There you could apply a "decal"
: (tiff, jpeg, or bmp) to a rendered part. I know that ProE has similar
: capabilities in the menu where you apply different colors to parts. I did
: this for a membrane keypad on a control panel. You may need to convert your
: tiff to a bmp however.
This has been a pretty confusing conversation so far. ES is giving advice on
models while Kalle says his/her needs are 2d; and mentions menus I've never heard
of ~ 'File>Import>Import image'? This must go back to Rev 20. Since at least
i-squared, it's been 'Insert>Shared data>Data from file' or something similar and
before 20, there was some lame DBMS mode. And I'm on Wildfire, so someone is
to have to provide some background and details which have been missing. (Why do
many people act like it's a crime to provide information to the people from whom
they require help!?! Or, act as if we're their teachers who've been looking over
their shoulders, watching everything they've been doing for the last 3 months.
Hey, people, help us help you and at least have the modesty, the humility, the
honesty to share the dumb moves, the midunderstandings, the confusions or the
simple, newbieite ignorance [no shame in ignorance, the cure is education; only a
bullet cures stupidity] that got you into the box you're in now).
First point: Pro/e knows what it can do in any context and presents you with
POSSIBLE options. If TIFF is greyed out, it can't use this file format in this
context. Period. Convert the file to JPEG, CGM, BMP, or another of the many
graphics file formats and try again. Or possibly, what you want is a DWG file
Second point: What you can do and how it works varies from module to module. In a
2D mode like drawing mode, you can use only 2D data. Anything, whether IGES or
drawings or vector graphics (EPS, for example), will be applied to a planar
surface. Drawing and assembly modes allow importing a larger range of data. As ES
pointed out, you can even use 2D data or graphics as textures or render 'scenes'.
So, you have in effect 3D objects with 2D surface textures (or their appearance).
This is done, not as an import but, through 'View>Color and appearance>Advanced'
as a decal or bump or texture. Each allows different types of files.
Third point: Many files that are candidates for 'import' can be opened directly.
IGES files be opened directly or through 'Insert>Shared data>From file'. If you
are in part mode, the file will be turned into an appropriate solid or surface
model. It behooves you to know what it can do in each mode and not waste your
expecting it to do things of which it is not capable.