Tracing an image on solidworks

Trying to place an image into solidworks then trace it to make an actual part.

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First I apply image as a label to a planar face on a solid of the same
size as the object. Then create a new sketch and trace. Sometimes you have to stretch label to become the correct size for the target part.

Simple example, a scan of a guitar pick became a guitar pick.
Guitar Pick

Here a photo of an egg timer became a solid works part by tracing, 3 Minute Egg Timer

 
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Very helpful technique to use!
There is a very helpful tutorial made by one of GrabCADs top users:
Tutorial - Tip - insert a reference image into a sketch in SolidWorks

Credit: Stephen Nyberg

Here is an additional youtube link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bByetsIhmK8

 
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