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Add Image

The Image option allows you to add an image file (. bmp, . jpg or . gif) to the view, to customize screen captures or to use as a drawing guide. For example:

  • Add a company logo or other bitmap image in order to customize output for presentations and reports.
  • Add an image of a model at a particular scale, and use it as a drawing guide to graphically add boundaries or other geometry.

To add an image to the view:

  1. Select Add Image Add Image icon from the Tools menu.
  2. You will see an Open file dialog. Choose the image file you would like to import (. bmp, . jpg or . gif) and select Open.
  3. The image will be added to the view, centered and maximized. You can then re-size or scale the image as described below.

Scale Image

The Scale Image Scale Image icon option allows you to specify the exact size and location of an image on the view. The Scale Image option can be selected from the right-click menu (if you right-click on the image) or from the Tools menu. See the Scale Image topic for details.

Resize Image

Images can also be graphically resized. If you left-click on an image, the control points on the image will be highlighted and you can click and drag them to resize the image.


  • Double-click on the Image to bring up the Format Tool dialog. In this dialog you can edit the Image appearance. You can move the image behind the geometry by selecting the Image behind geometry check box.
  • In the Format Tool dialog, you can set the Transparency of the image. Note that transparency and alpha-blending specified in the Format Tool dialog are not applied when printing.


  • When you save drawing tools, imported image files are not saved directly in the RocFall file. Instead the filename path where the image is currently stored, is saved. If you delete, rename or move the image file from its original folder on your computer, RocFall will not be able to find the file, and it will not be displayed.

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