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Assembly to picture-files...

Assembly to picture-files...

Assembly to picture-files...

(OP)
Hi...

I have an asembly that I have made a screenshot (by pressing PrintScreen button), but the quality isn't good enough (lines are unclear)...

Can I anyhow make/convert to pdf, tiff or anything... Well I can do it but the lines won't be smoother...

Thx alot... :)

RE: Assembly to picture-files...

Try 'Save copy as' and changing file type to BMP instead of IAM. This should give you a bitmap of the assembly screen.
Hope this helps
Kurt

RE: Assembly to picture-files...

(OP)
It was worth the try - byt it didn't improve the quality...

My last solution is to zoom far into the assembly, make screenshots and clip it toghether - but that isn't a solution I like - I'm perhaps going to do it many times :(

But thanks anyway - :)

RE: Assembly to picture-files...

Do the "save as" to a bmp but go to options and increase the resolution to about 2400. Makes a huge bitmap but open with an imaging package and save as jpg. Better yet, go to www.cbliss.com and download his utility for directly outputting to jpg.

RE: Assembly to picture-files...

the export to .jpg is an awesome tool. It will allow you to export a jpg of the screen up to ....I think the max is 8000 x 8000 pixels (it takes a while and will give you a big file) Something like 30MB. The bitmap is something like 264 MB. Play with some lower settings before you try to crank a huge image out of it. The first time I tried the high setting, my computer worked for 40 minutes.

I usually open with photoshop afterwards and resize. I think it defaults to 72 dpi making the max jpg about 120" x 120", but that will give you the resolution you are looking for. I normally change it to 266 dpi on a 20 x 20 for a nice print. There are lights, and some shadow settings in Inventor, but I have never played with them.

The other bonus with the tool is you will get the self-extracing 3D viewer....all courtesy of C Bliss.

RE: Assembly to picture-files...

(OP)
I'll try it - thanks alot - :)

RE: Assembly to picture-files...

(OP)
How to make it work?

I have Inventor7...

It is installed in:

C:\Programs\Autodesk\Inventor7

the "plugin" is installed in:

C:\Programs\Autodesk\Macros\Inventor Export File

Do I need to activate it or is it installed at the wrong location?

RE: Assembly to picture-files...

It is under the tools menu.

"TOOLS" ...export jpg

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