Say you have a picture of what you want to create in SOLIDWORKS and instead of guessing at the outline, you want to trace it off of the picture instead. No problem, to insert a 2D picture into a SOLIDWORKS part to trace, follow the instructions below.
- Select the plane on which you would like to create the outline.
- Open the sketch.
- Inside of the sketch go to tools –> sketch tools –> sketch picture.
- Select the picture that you would like to insert (File types that you can use for these pictures include .bmp, .gif, .jpg, .jpeg, .tiff, or .wmf.)
- Start sketching!
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