In this video "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECHzQtrQeiI" convert image to 3D model(0.30 to 1. 13 seconds in video time). How to done it.
Open a sketch on the plane, insert "Sketch picture". Then you must scale your pictrure and add new picture on the another plane.
If you have this, Now you have to use a line or spline to trace the outline. This is the same method used to create the car body.
Please checkout my app Image2SOLIDWORKS to convert a 2D image to a 3D surface.
Answered with a tutorial: https://grabcad.com/tutorials/how-to-convert-image-to-3d-model-using-solidworks
It is very interesting ☺☺. I wish you able to improve this for perfect 3D. Is this system able to convert to exact dimensions?. Why it is not use images of isometric views taken by given exact distance from object. I'm relay happy about this new way.
What about the same question in CATIA V5...what is the method?
I think, you can't "convert" direct to have fully "converted" image. You can use your picture as the base to modeling it what Lukasz Siwiec said. J.J. has half - method.
In CATIA V5, you can not convert directly like SolidWorks.