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Is there a way to make a model from Drawing?

kristen_harmonkristen_harmon Member Posts: 2
In Maya you can import a drawing onto an image plane and build your model based on that design.  I can't see how to follow that same work flow in onshape.  I"m sure it exists, but I haven't found it yet.  Is it possible to do something like this example file of the airplane?

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  • brucebartlettbrucebartlett Posts: 1,931 PRO
    Accepted Answer
    No it doesn't exist yet.

    This is desperately needed so put in your request with top right. 

    What are you thoughts on format DWG/DXF, .AI(illustrator) or other ?
    Engineer ı Product Designer ı Onshape Consulting Partner
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  • brucebartlettbrucebartlett Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 1,931 PRO
    Accepted Answer
    No it doesn't exist yet.

    This is desperately needed so put in your request with top right. 

    What are you thoughts on format DWG/DXF, .AI(illustrator) or other ?
    Engineer ı Product Designer ı Onshape Consulting Partner
    Twitter: @onshapetricks  & @babart1977   
  • kevin_quigleykevin_quigley Member Posts: 306 ✭✭✭
    Bitmap formats (Jpeg, png)
    vector formats (dwg, dxf, .ai)

    but .ai should import as curves not a gazzillion line segments
  • onshaperonshaper Member, Mentor Posts: 98 ✭✭✭
    Definitely want to import images in this way.
  • 3dcad3dcad Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 2,421 PRO
    +1 for sketch images with easy scaling (drag in sketch environment, or similar)
    //rami
  • kristen_harmonkristen_harmon Member Posts: 2
    Thanks for getting back to me with your answer.  I'm disappointed that Onshape can't make import images yet, but it will get there in time.  It's a really remarkable approach to model building and I can't wait to really dive in.  

    As far as image format goes, I would like the vector formats as much as the next guy, but I really care about the bitmap formats so I could import a drawing that I did from hand.  
  • onshaperonshaper Member, Mentor Posts: 98 ✭✭✭
    png&svg as a minimum. So we can trace photos and vector drawings.
  • levi_pattonlevi_patton Member Posts: 1
    I'll second the formats that Kevin Quigley proposed.  However, I tend to receive more .pdf files than .ai 
  • stuffandymakesstuffandymakes Member Posts: 3
    +1 for PNG (or JPEG or any raster for that matter) and especially DXF/DWG, AI, SVG... Anything so I can get a logo or text into my designs. I've got people asking me to get signage and other nifty branded things cut on the water jet. :)

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  • robert_pachecorobert_pacheco Member Posts: 3
    It's November 2016 and there is still no import from PNG or other bitmap ... in order to trace in a sketch
  • robert_pachecorobert_pacheco Member Posts: 3
    It's November 2016 and still no PNG important?
  • mail_dimimail_dimi Member Posts: 1
    I will buy the software if you introduce image planes

  • MBartlett21MBartlett21 Member Posts: 1,662 EDU
    @stuffandymakes
    Youcan do that now
    MB - I make FeatureScripts:View FeatureScripts
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 2,108 PRO
    You can do this now, but you have to manually trace the profile though...


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