How to insert an Image into a SOLIDWORKS Drawing

Article by Sanja Srzic updated July 24, 2017


Images are typically inserted into a SOLIDWORKS drawing or sheet format using the commands:

  • Insert > Object > Create from File
  • Tools > Sketch Tools > Sketch Picture

If the image does not get inserted or the image resolution is not good, I usually suggest trying to insert the image using Windows copy and paste commands.


Insert Object

In the example seen here, the first attempt to insert an image as an object created from a .png file did not work; instead of a logo, only its file name was inserted.

As a workaround, the logo was copied directly from the image editor (Ctrl-C) and pasted into the SOLIDWORKS drawing (Ctrl-V).

OLE Object Properties

OLE Object Properties

The border around the logo was removed by right-clicking on it and selecting Properties > Sharpen Zoomed State.


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Sanja Srzic

Sanja is the SOLIDWORKS Technical Support Team Leader for Western Canada, and is based in the Javelin Winnipeg Office