I was wondering if there is any easy way to convert a simple graphic/picture (2 colors, sharp edges) into a CAD file. I know that Autodesk Inventor (and I would assume Solidworks and such) allow you to manually trace over an image to create a sketch that can then be turned into a 3D object, but I was wondering if there is a program that does this automatically, since tracing it takes a while.
There are several programs to convert raster graphics into vector graphics (Illustrator should go too, but that's just my guess). If what is to come of it really accurate, but almost always much rework is in order. As a rule, it is (especially for graphics without clear straight lines) so much easier and faster to use the image pixels to as "base" and then draw over it - in the case of splines. If you make the most directly in AutoCAD, go to illustrator as well, but then the necessary export / import DXF deteriorate as the result may be.
Thanks a lot. This looks like it'll do the trick.
Load up image into AutoCAD or Civil 3D, us Raster Design can convert the image's lines, arc or texts to AutoCad objects.