Image quality

Insert Any Image Type Into SOLIDWORKS Electrical – With Video Instructions

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In SOLIDWORKS Electrical, inserting a picture (rather than attaching one) requires the photo to be of type BMP or DIB. Inserting is a better method than attaching because if the original image gets moved to a different location on your hard drive or network, and you’ve merely attached the image, your document will no longer show the picture. Traditionally, we have always thought that the only way to insert non-supported pictures was to convert the image types by opening the […]

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SOLIDWORKS TECH TIP: Image Quality Properties When Saving as JPG/TIFF

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When you save as a JPG/TIFF with default settings from SolidWorks, the image quality may not appear to be very good. Why is that?This has to do with your display resolution. Per SolidWorks KB article: “The image resolution of a JPEG/TIFF image saved from SolidWorks is dependent on the screen resolution (within Windows Display Properties or the graphics card settings). Thus minimizing the SolidWorks screen or maximizing it will give a different display resolution, although the DPI settings will remain […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2013: Image Quality and Assembly Visualization

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Many of us may not be aware of how SolidWorks displays the models that you see in the graphics area. We are all aware of the “Image Quality” slider that exists in the Document Properties tab, but here is some insight. When you sketch a circle and extrude a cylinder, SolidWorks calculates a perfect cylinder. It then hands that information to the graphics card, which breaks up the faces into a series of triangles and then it “paints” over the […]

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