Images invisible for different users

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Images invisible for different users

Post by venkatkoka » Wed Nov 24, 2010 10:36 am


We have many dxf files saved in a many common folders. Some of these are with images (jpg) and the images are also saved in another common folder. We did this because we thought there wont be the problem of accessing the files with images by different users.

Now, a new problem: For "Some" users and "Some" files, images are not visible but when the user moves the pointer over the drawing area a red box is visible (which is actually the border of the image) which indicates that there is an image but does not show the image.

I hope I could explain the problem clearly. A suggestion to solve this problem is highly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,


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Post by andrew » Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:31 pm

QCAD looks for image files first at the absolute path that is stored in the DXF drawing (you can see this with the property editor when an image is selected).

Second, QCAD tries to load the image file from the same folder where the drawing is stored.

If both approaches fail, QCAD will load the drawing but is unable to find the image file.

Note also that large images are not shown in draft mode (View - Draft Mode).


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