RE: 2D manipulation

From: James Carruthers (
Date: Thu Mar 02 2000 - 18:10:32 EET


There are apps that can take a scanned image and convert it into curves that
you can use in CAD, but they usually do kind of a rough job, and it's just
as easy to import the bitmap into your CAD program to use as a tracing

James Carruthers
Hydraulic Design

> -----Original Message-----
> From: []On Behalf
> Of Neil Hopkinson
> Sent: Thursday, March 02, 2000 8:08 AM
> To: RP Mailing List (E-mail)
> Subject: 2D manipulation
> Just a quick question.
> I have a 2D image (free hand drawing) which I would like to represent in
> CAD, extrude into a third dimension and represent in .stl format. Can I
> scan it and import a bitmap or similar into a CAD package? Are
> there other
> ways of doing what I want?
> Neil Hopkinson
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