Raster Images

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Tracing (Image Outline)

Use Inkscape to automatically trace a raster image, then import the vectors into AutoCAD and prepare for the laser engraver. This method works well for high-resolution raster images with clear edges.

Manual Tracing

Use AutoCAD to manually trace vectors over a raster image. This method works well on raster images that have low-resolution, or do not have clear edges for an auto-tracer to follow.

Raster Tools

The AutoCAD Raster Tools plugin has tools specifically for working with raster images within AutoCAD. These tools are useful for engraving, but not outlining on the laser engraver. Raster tools work best on high-resolution images with clear edges.