Importing an Image
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Insert an Image into Revit - Exercise
This isn’t much different than inserting a PDF, only images are usually not to scale, there is no origin, and most times they are rotated slightly based on how the drawings were scanned in.
- Open your Revit project, if not already open.
- Go to your Level 1 CAD Background view.
- In the Insert tab>Link panel, select Link Image, as shown below.
- In the Link Image dialog box, browse to your project files Original Data folder and select A-101 GROUND FLOOR.jpg. Click Open. (Notice that you have no choice in terms of scale and placement.)
- Place the image into the model to the left of the CAD overlay. It doesn’t really matter where.
- In the Modify | Raster Images tab, do the following (as shown below):
- In the Options Bar, ensure that it is set to Background, so the image lies underneath the Revit objects.
- In the Arrange panel, select Send to Back so the image lies under the CAD file.
- In the Modify panel, select Move. In the Options Bar, uncheck Constrain, then move the image to the A/1 grid intersection, as shown below.
- With the image still selected, click Rotate in the Modify panel.
- In the Options Bar, for Center of rotation, click Place.
- Pick a point on the A/1 grid intersection, as shown below.
- Rotate the image so it is aligned with the grids, by first picking point #1 (the grid intersection of the scanned image), then picking point #2 (the grid intersection of the CAD file), as shown below.
- To scale the image, select it and in the contextual tab>Modify panel, click Scale. In the Options Bar, ensure Graphical is selected.
- Pick points as follows to bring the scale back into range (as shown below):
- Pick the A/1 grid intersection as the basepoint.
- Pick a point on the image gridline 4.
- Pick a point on the CAD gridline 4.
- Since you don’t need the image underlay for future tasks, you can delete it and save the file.