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    Hello Forum,

    I prepare drawings for a client which include .jpeg images as part of the final product. The problem is: When I work on these drawings from my home office, I need to re-establish the .jpeg's path in order to work on the drawing. Then when I send these drawing files back to my client, they need to re-establish the .jpeg's path on their end in order to display the drawing properly. My client and I would like very much to be able to avoid this "re-establishing paths" step, where we can each open the drawing file on our computers and immediately see the jpeg image as part of the drawing. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated - thanks! - Dave

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    When attach the images you should chouse Relative Path instead of Full Path.
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    Thanks Mircea. Unfortunately, I don't fully understand how to choose "Relative Path" instead of "Full Path". Can you please clarify this process a bit for me? Is this something that I can change in the .jpeg's "setting" now, without having to re-insert it?

    Thanks again - Dave

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    Seems that the option isn't availble in Properties, so I'm afraid that you should re-insert them. Will check later for you to see if this cannot be solved by AutoLISP.
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    Thank you Mircea, any additional information (AutoLISP) would be greatly appreciated - especially if it works!

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    Just found the solution: call Reference Manager tool (will find it in Start --> Programs --> Autodesk --> AutoCAD 20?? -- > Reference Manager), load the drawing(s) containing the images you want to edit their path to relative and change the Saved Path entry to "." (dot). The said field should contain the full path now.
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    Thank you for all of your help, Mircea! - Dave

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    You're entirely welcome Dave!
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    Hi, I am returning to a thread that I began back in June - hopefully this is easy enough for someone to pick up on. It is my understanding that when using "relative path" for jpeg insertion that the jpeg not only needs to exist on my computer, it needs to reside on my clients computer also. Therefore, I have created a subfolder on my computer which contains the CAD drawing and the jpeg that is attached to it. I have also created a subfolder on my clients computer which contains the same CAD drawing and the jpeg that is attached to it. However, when the drawing file is accessed at my clients computer, the jpeg does not appear. Can somebody help me with solving this dilemma?

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    It should work. If the client is opening the file as an email attachment or not saving it in the correct location it wouldn't work.

    Try the e-transmit tool and see if he can get it to work with that.

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