Tuesday, March 22, 2011

AutoCAD 2012: GIS/Pipeline People to Breathe a Sigh of Relief with Enhanced Raster File Support

If you have ever worked with heavy raster images in AutoCAD, you know very well how painful the experience is. Especially for those people working with huge aerial / satellite imagery, it is nearly impossible to use TIF image format to represent a large area due to huge image file size. This is why compressed image formats like ECW (Enhanced Compression Wavelet), MrSID (Multiresolution Seamless Image Database) etc. are highly popular among these people.

The compressed images files are comparatively very small in size and are easy to handle inside AutoCAD drawings. These images required additional installation of plug-ins/object enablers prior to AutoCAD release 2012. The good news is that from 2012 onwards, these file formats are natively supported in AutoCAD, thereby requiring no additional installations. Here is a complete list of newly supported raster files.


Word to PDF said...

Well.. So letting me know that new version of AutoCad pdf converter will be released in 2012?


Autocad said...

Now we have many apps to use with GPS and maps with Android apps and others, Technology facilitates humans to investigate and learn

intercad said...

I know about AutoCAD, Rhino and Solidwoks, are there any other good ones and I already have AutoCAD but is solidworks better?.


Sara said...

I just work with sketchup i really dont know how to work with this one, maybe some time, you can teach me, but first i have to get a smartphone to talk on whats up