When you attach an image to a drawing, the image displays in the drawing but
is not saved in the drawing. The image file remains saved in its original location
on your computer, network, or other media.
If you send or receive drawings that contain images, it is important to include
with the drawing all of the image files attached to it. When you open a drawing
that contains images, the source image files must be accessible for the images
to display in the drawing.
To attach an image to a drawing
- Do one of the following:
- Choose Image > Attach Image.
- On the Image toolbar, click the Attach Image tool ().
- Type imageattach and then press Enter.
- Specify a file to attach, and then click Open.
- In Image Path will be Saved As, enter a different image file location, if
necessary. You can click [ > ] to choose how you want to save the image
- Full Path — The image is referenced using its full
path, for example, c:\My Pictures\MyImage.jpg. Use this option if the
image is saved in a folder unrelated to the current drawing folder.
In the Attach Image dialog box, specify the position, scale, rotation,
transparency, and clipping options, and then click OK.
- Relative Path — The image is referenced using a path
relative to the current drawing folder, for example, ..\My Pictures\MyImage.jpg.
Use this option if the image is stored in a subfolder of the current drawing
- File Name Only — The image is referenced using its
file name in the current drawing folder, for example, MyImage.jpg. Use this
option if the image is saved in the same folder as the current drawing.
Note Transparency works for images that support alpha transparency,
that is, images that have at least one color that can be viewed as a transparent
In the drawing, specify an insertion point, scale, and rotation if you
chose to specify those on the screen.
You can also attach images using the Image Manager. Choose
Image > Image Manager, and then click Attach to specify an image and then attach
it; or if you want to quickly add another occurrence of an image already located
in the drawing, select the image in the Image Manager and then click Add.
How do I...
Change the display
quality for all images
Change the path for
Turn image frames on
or off for all images
Unload and reload images