We recommend using Paste Special/Device Independent Bitmap when importing graphic images into Mathcad files. Otherwise, the graphic becomes an OLE object rather than a Mathcad picture.
Long files with lots of images can get very large. To avoid this problem, either set your display to 256 colors or before importing a graphic, save it at 256 colors, 16 colors, or even 1 color depending on how many colors you are actually using.
If your display is set to millions of colors, every pixel of a bitmap captures a lot of information, which makes the files rapidly get very large.
Crop the illustration as tight as possible to the image you want. This will reduce the final size of your files.
In Mathcad 8 the 3-D graphics did not give satisfactory images when less than 65000 colors were selected. I will have to check to see if those images work in 2000 at 256 colors. --------------- Physics: Common Sense made obscure by Mathematics