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! failed to save an OLE object (Painbrush picture)

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! failed to save an OLE object (Painbrush picture)

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I am trying to insert an object onto my Creo drawing and get the above warning.

In todays world a 8MP file is common and reducing the file will reduce clarity.

 

My question is what is the largest file CREO can handle?

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Re: ! failed to save an OLE object (Painbrush picture)

http://www.zamzar.com/convert/pdf-to-bmp/

Search Google for "PDF to BMP" and you will get more options.

OLE objects require specific drivers in Windows. I don't know how they work but I know that several listed are not supported by default OS and Creo installs.

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Re: ! failed to save an OLE object (Painbrush picture)

Higher resolution images mean little as an imported OLE object in Creo. Their resolution will be limited regardless. You could reduce the image to 10% (10x smaller) and it will likely look exactly the same inside Creo.

I didn't know there was a limit, but now we do I am guessing the file is about 24 megs in size?

As a reference, the highest resolution you can obtain in a drawing of an added OLE image is 600 DPI; 150 DPI is default. I am not certain what the resolution is for images in 3D space. I haven't found a setting that changes this.

Re: ! failed to save an OLE object (Painbrush picture)

part.JPGUsing the following method.....

Insert -> Object -> paintbrush picture -> then cutting and pasting my file....

The largest file I have been able to paste is 500K!

Re: ! failed to save an OLE object (Painbrush picture)

I can import a 1.5mb PNG file without issue. See attached.

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Re: ! failed to save an OLE object (Painbrush picture)

Are you in part mode? I have had much larger files imported into a Part. then a .drw

My original post had to do with importing a vendor drawing information onto my Creo drawing for documentation purposes.

Re: ! failed to save an OLE object (Painbrush picture)

Sorry, missed that part.

Yes, import into drawing is working okay up to 3.25 megs. Not sure what the limit is.

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Re: ! failed to save an OLE object (Painbrush picture)

Antonius, You are still in the part mode. (look in your lower left hand of the image above)

Please open a drawing and insert a bitmap into a .drw and tell me what you find..

Re: ! failed to save an OLE object (Painbrush picture)

Trust me, that is the drawing file. The note on the bottom just says what part is active in the drawing. See the SHEET 1 stuff?

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Re: ! failed to save an OLE object (Painbrush picture)

For the sake of completeness, I took the bitmap image up to nearly 8 megs. The imported image and the drawing size have little to do with each other. In this case, a D-size drawing and an 11x17 120DPI color image (I know, it only has two colors!) is twice the size of the drawing. In case the drawing is only 11x17, again, the image was twice the size of the drawing. Go figure. I also find it difficult to maintain the aspect ratio when you have to resize these.

Regardless, I was able to import the 7.8mb image and save the drawing file.

However, these images can become unstable. I have had them disappear to never come back although they still exist as outlines and objects. I don't know what causes this but it happens. This method is not known as a robust achieve of method for historical drawing.

Enjoy

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