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Add Photos to CAD Drawings Using Your Smartphone or Tablet
5:13 pm  .   December 9, 2013  .   admin

Projects evolve over time—adding photos to CAD drawings can give some real-life context to on-the-job changes and progression. Best of all, it’s easy with AutoCAD 360.

You can add photos in two ways:

  • Insert a photo into a drawing
  • Attach a Design Feed post with a photo

Why add photos?

  • Photos provide context for the CAD drawings you’re working with.
  • Changes that are specific to particular areas of a jobsite can be tracked over time and easily accessed.
  • You can add comments to photos so you can review your thought process after the fact.
  • And photos can be shared with team members, who can add their input without having to make a site visit.

Adding photos to CAD drawings is simple. Here’s how:

How to insert photos into a drawing


  1. Open your drawing and click the Markup menu—you should see a photo option.
  2. Click the photo icon and choose From Gallery for existing photos or From Camera to add a new photo.
  3. To move a photo, click and hold on the photo until you can see it is selected. Move it where you need it to be.
  4. To resize a photo, select one of the corners and drag it to the desired size (your aspect ratio will be retained).

Note: Make sure you’re in the area of the drawing where you want to place the photo before inserting it.

How to attach a Design Feed post with a photo


  1. With your design feed open, click Create Post.
  2. Click the photo icon and choose From Gallery for existing photos or From Camera to add a new photo.
  3. When the photo is added, click Post to add the photo to your drawing.

Note: Three photos can be added per post. Posts can be pinned to a target area or an exact position in the drawing and can be shared with other AutoCAD 360 users from the design feed.

We hope that was helpful. Stay tuned for more AutoCAD 360 learning coming soon!

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    Hi Rassekh,

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    Anyway, in case you’re using AutoCAD 360 web app, please try to change your browser (the AutoCAD 360 web app is best experienced using Google Chrome), it might help as well..


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