Inserting images

Images (such us photographs) can be inserted in the document. Supported image formats are BMP, JPG, PNG, GIF and WMF.

To insert an image into the document do one of the following:

  1. Select an image in Windows explorer, do Ctrl + C, then Ctrl + V in the ProfiCAD drawing.
  2. Drag and image from Windows explorer to the ProfiCAD drawing
  3. Use the menu commands Insert - Image. A dialog box allowing you to select the image you want to insert will appear.
  4. Paste a picture from clipboard
dialog window for inserting images

Before you insert an image in the document, adjust the dimensions and resolution of the image in the graphics editor to avoid the increase of the document size. Avoid inserting images with size of many MB.


Pasting pictures from clipboard

The program allows you to insert an image from the Windows clipboard into the drawing. This is the easiest way to get a picture from another source, for example from a PDF catalog.

  1. In the PDF document, zoom in as much as possible to prevent the picture from being distorted. For example, use the zoom in command, or use the mouse wheel while holding the Ctrl key.
  2. Make a screenshot. For Windows 10, press Win + Shift + S. For older systems, press PrtScn.
  3. Switch to ProfiCAD and press Ctrl + V.