Image Vectorization

Vectorizes raster images and inserts the vector result into the current plan or sheet.  Before activating this tool, activate the plan view or view sheet where you want the results to appear.

Item Description
Image File: Use the [Select] button to choose the image file to process.  The preview window will display a fit view of the image file.
Settings File: Use the [Select] button to choose the settings file to apply to the process file to process.  Settings files are created using the panel on the left side of the dialog.
View/Plan Scale: Specifies the scale factor to use when inserting.
Trace: Determines whether the tool traces the center or edges of wide raster paths.  The most common use would be the centerline method.
Centerline: .
Straighten: This is 1/2 of the corridor width to consider for straightening jagged raster paths that should form a straight line.  The starting value is 1.0.


Detect: If this toggle is on, the conversion will attempt to recognize arcs and circles and will generate them as such.  This is appropriate for mechanical drawings.  Turn the toggle off if the image has no apparent circles for increased speed.
Connect: With this toggle turned on, the conversion will attempt to connect paths that should be a logical continuation of the path across small gaps.

The distance factor controls the maximum gap distance allowed for an additional path to be joined.

Delete: With this toggle on, the conversion will discard the short vectors that can often be generated from stray dots on scans of old drawings.  You can specify the maximum distance to be considered for deleting.
Toggle: With this toggle turned on, the conversion will attempt to outline filled areas and hatch them with lines.
Pattern: Choose the hatch pattern used to display filled areas.
Scale: The scale factor used for the hatch pattern.  Smaller numbers are more dense, larger numbers less dense.