Using Mr. Sid Files in Civil 3D

If you have tried to insert a Mr. Sid Image into AutoCAD Civil 3D using the MAPIINSERT command (found on the Insert tab of the ribbon in either of the Geospatial workspaces) you may have found that Mr. Sid images are missing from the list of available image formats. But don’t give up if you need to insert and use that Mr. Sid image, there are two options for you to add this, and several other, image formats into the list.

  1. You can install AutoCAD Raster Design. This is, of course, the best option if you own it or have the need and budget to purchase it.
However, if you do not own AutoCAD Raster Design there is still another option.
  1. You can download and install the free AutoCAD Raster Design Object Enabler. This will add Mr. Sid, ECW, and several other custom image formats into the list of supported image formats in the Insert Image dialog box, and best of all it’s free.


The object enablers for Autodesk products are available at the following website:

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