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How To: Embed Photos in Your Drawings With the AutoCAD Mobile App

Leah E. Friedman
April 9, 2018

Did you know that you can embed photos in your drawings when working in the field? The AutoCAD mobile app’s Annotate tool makes it easy to add context to what you’re working on. Check out the video below to find out how.

Embedding a Photo

Embedding a photo in a drawing is easy to do in the AutoCAD mobile app. Use the Annotate tool to insert an image using either the device’s camera or an existing photo from the Gallery. By tracing an object in your photo and scaling the image to a known measurement, you are able to retrieve the remaining items’ estimated measurements in the photo. This is an extremely fast way to estimate the measurements of difficult to reach areas.

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Downloading the AutoCAD mobile app is as simple as searching for it in the Apple App StoreGoogle Play Store, or Windows Store. Remember, if you’re on subscription, you can access all of the AutoCAD mobile app’s features for free right now. Not on subscription? Not a problem. Start your 7-day free trial now to see all the can’t-miss features.



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Leah E. Friedman

Leah E. Friedman is an AutoCAD Content Marketing Manager here at Autodesk, and she truly loves being part of a company that makes software for fellow creatives. A Bay Area resident originally from Philadelphia, she justifies supporting the Warriors by constantly pointing out that they also started out in the City of Brotherly Love.