I rendered an image of a model with Keyshot and removed the background with GIMP. However, when I insert the PNG image to draft, the background isn't transparent. Is Solid Edge incapable of displaying transparent layers in PNG files? I'm using ST7. See attachments.
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I figured out another way to do this. I first rendered the image with blank black background and used Solid Edge's "use transparent color" tool to remove the black part. However, it left some annoying little parts of black near the part itself
Rendered image with black background
Image after removing the black background
Then I rendered it again with blank white background and without ground shadows and tried the same trick again. Now the "annoying little parts" doesn't matter since the paper itself is white, too. Now I have the rendered image with transparent background. Here is the final result:
On way to inserting the image, you must have come across the transparent color picker in the Image dialog:
Why not just place a shaded view of the model there?....you can set a perspective aspect to the view during the placement using "View Wizard - Drawing View Layout", see the steps below [after selecting your model to place].....
Design Manager Streetscape Ltd
Solid Edge ST10 [MP8] Classic [x3 seats]
Windows 10 - Quadro P2000
Testing: Solid Edge 2019
Right. Additionally you can make the view more realistic by using the model texture from the Command Bar and appearance finer again from the Command Bar - Properties - Shading and Color - Shaded View Quality.
and thanks for the replies. Shaded view with perspective is indeed a good solution for the matter too. And by adding texture/bump maps increase the quality even further. Very good ideas. For some cases still, rendering with Keyshot just gives more realistic looking images.
This "transparency" is an issue, but...
I suggest using white background (same as your draft) without ground shadow in KeyShot... When insert image in draft you should use send back command or "use transparent color" what was suggested by @Tushar...
Here is a video:
But honestly is the value of a slightly better image provided by importing a KeyShot image compared to using a Solid Edge Shaded view worth all the extra work every time you make an engineering change to your model? The Shaded view will automatically update with your changes. The KeyShot image has to be rendered again and reimported.