Importing images, including hand drawings, is a really useful technique in SolidWorks that makes it possible to make models that would really otherwise be impossible. Check out this quick tutorial on importing images, it's easy!
Answered with a tutorial: https://grabcad.com/tutorials/solidworks-tutorial-how-to-import-images-quick-and-easy
Hi Stephen! I have used auto trace in the past, but it really only seems to work well in limited scenarios, and the results are usually not very clean and accurate. I mostly only use it if a rough outline is acceptable; have you found it possible to get highly accurate results?
Your point on the splines is excellent, thanks so much for that, I'll do that going forward (:
Nice video, I do have few additional pointers for you. for an image such as this batman logo you could also use the auto trace option: https://grabcad.com/questions/tutorial-tip-using-autotrace-in-solidworks and when making your splines with hand tracing, you should try and only use 2 points and adjust it with the controll arms to match your desired profile, you will get a much nicer surface as a result.
This is great, i also found out that the program called inkscape can actually trace that type of images and you can save them as .dxf files for importing in SW, here is a link to a video that explains the basics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzge6yZJV0I