I ve a jpeg file which contain a parts that I scan. Is they a way to convert
to solidworks readable file. The part have some slot with slant a few
degree. I like to import to solidworks to sketch it out and measure the
I use image editor Ulead Photoimpact to de-skew and de-warp the drawing,
as well as some scaling and rotating, and making the drawing size
managable. I import the image into Deltacad, where I can scale it more
precisely, and then draw over it. Deltacad is freeware/shareware,
Photoimpact came with my scanner.
As Art suggests, Wintopo can be used to convert raster images to
vector; however, I think a more direct method for quickly "measuring"
your JPEG image has been overlooked.
In SolidWorks (with a sketch open for editing) you can use the main
menu "Tools/Sketch Tools/Sketch Picture" to import any of a number of
graphic file formats to appear in the background. (Keep in mind that
this differs from the insertion of an OLE object in the background of
the Part file's viewport and can ONLY be seen when the sketch
containing it is being edited.)
Such an image can be scaled when it's first imported or afterwards by
double clicking on it (within the sketch viewport).
With the graphic image behind the sketch entities you "trace" and
position over it, you should be able to easily eyeball and dimension
the angle desired.
Per O. Hoel