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Multiple Raster Images




If I try to input a second raster image the first one disappears.

As a secondary question - do you know how tomake the raster image appear in the history?


Thanks in advance.


Re: Multiple Raster Images

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom


Modeling - Once you add a raster image, it will be displayed under 'Images' folder in the part navigator.

Drafting - After adding first image, if you start 'Image' command, then the respective dialog will show the 'Images in Part' to left side of the dialog.

Re: Multiple Raster Images


Ok, and if I want to add another one?

Re: Multiple Raster Images

Siemens Honored Contributor Siemens Honored Contributor
Siemens Honored Contributor

You should be able to add multiple raster images.

Are you trying to add the same image, or specifying a new image?  The only time I saw the initial image disappear was when I browsed to select the same image to place on a new plane rather than select the images from the Images in Part selection field.


Regards, Ben

Re: Multiple Raster Images

Solution Partner Phenom Solution Partner Phenom
Solution Partner Phenom

The raster image are not a part of the history tree. 

You will see a group of the raster images above the tree.

if you expand this group you will see all the pictures that are in your part. only if you add the same picture for the second time then it only will show 1 time in the raster image group.

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Re: Multiple Raster Images


There is a bug in NX 11.


It does not properly read the image file name and compare to existing images.


If you are trying to add a similarly named file. NX will replace the first image.


For example I was using




after wasting an hour trying to solve this, I ened up using 




Definitely a bug.


EDIT: This seems to break the reference scale function. 

The 2nd image is now scaling to 30x the reference scale I'm inputting.

Ended up having to manually scale it (by dragging) and lining it up with the second image by eye balling it.

Re: Multiple Raster Images

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom



As pointed out the Raser Images does not show in the part history but they will show in the Part Navigator given that you do not have the filter activated preventing it form showing. Expanding the Dependencies of the Part Navigator will provide you the ability to navigate and handle the Raster Images. I suspect that you have added a rasterimage ontop of another raster image hiding the first one - but its still there. Please check the attached movie for details.


As for the issue that @CATIAV5 is experiensing it does sound strange. However it is difficult to tell definately without seeing what you are doing. Please check the moviefile as well as there might be soemthing in there for you as well.


Best Regards



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Re: Multiple Raster Images

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

I remember a coworker having similar issues with raster image file names. IIRC, we found that NX truncates the file name to a certain number of characters. If 2 images have similar names and the truncated result is the same for both, NX runs into trouble. Our quick fix was just to give the images shorter names.


We didn't open a PR, but probably should have.