AutoCAD: How to Scale/Insert an Image for Digitizing or Reference! – 2 Minute Tutorial

Hey Everybody,

Brandon here, back with a quick new 2 minute tuesday video! In todays video I go over a really common question I get here on the blog as well as in emails. How do I Insert an image in autocad and then scale it to use as a reference image or to trace from it?

In todays video I answer this exact question with a walkthrough tutorial. This method can be useful in so many situations, including bringing in images or pdfs of old drawings, details or pictures. As well and is you wanted to bring in an image as a drawing reference to trace off of or digitize, this tip will allow you to insert it and then accurately scale the image so the measurements will be roughly correct.

check the video and make sure you let me know how it works for you!

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Cheers and happy drafting!

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Brandon is a Civil Designer, Aspiring Blogger/Creator, Husband, Father to two Amazing Kids and Tech Aficionado from a small town in Canada. He has been obsessed with design and technology since he can remember and working as a Civil Designer for nearly as long. Brandon’s blog and Youtube channel, has been his outlet and excuse for keeping up with new tech and trends in the CAD design world for the last 10 years growing to more than 60,000 subscribers and over 15,000,000 views, while also being the source of many great friendships and unique opportunities. If you would like to Sponsor CAD Intentions or Work together in some way, Please visit my About Page and send me an email: