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AutoCAD/OLE object - resizing the image!


Hi. I have a question regarding OLE objects.

If I drag any image and paste into my CAD drawing, the image is always get linked to a particular location, but as I understand, If I copy the same image in WORD and then copy from word to CAD drawing, it becomes embedded (I don't Know the reason why though) but why I try to use the grips to resize the image, it only work for expanding the image not the vice-versa option. In that case, I have to scale the image every-time,any ideas why?


I, too, have experienced this anomaly multiple times.  Because of that, I have ceased to use OLE objects in my drawings.  I highly recommend that you use IMAGEATTACH to add an image to you drawing.  Store the image in the same folder as your drawing.  If you need to send you drawing to another company, send all referenced files as well:  images and drawings.  Doing so will eliminate this problem for you.

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Bill DeShawn


I can address all 2-D questions and some 3-D questions. I do programming in AutoLISP if it doesn`t involve solid modeling. I can also address menu customization issues and can help you find answers to questions I can`t answer by taking your question directly to Autodesk via their newsgroups.


I used to do electronic and mechanical design for a flat panel monitor manufacturer, and now I do architectural drafting for an architect. I did and do AutoLISP and menu customization and take pride in making my lisp routines to do the work exactly the way the client likes them done.

I had a routine published in CADENCE magazine (no longer in publication and taken over by CADALYST). Some of my routines are published on my website at

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