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Vectorizing Scenes or Elements

Before you can paint a scanned drawing in Harmony, you must convert it to a vectorized image format. The vectorizing process converts the drawings from a bitmap format to a vector line-based format.

Normally, when you scan drawings, Harmony automatically vectorizes them (sends them to the Vectorize queue). However, you can also use the Send to Vectorize command to reprocess all drawings for a particular element. Vectorizing prepares images for painting by creating vector files. You would only have to manually send scenes to be vectorized in special cases such as:

Processing images that were not scanned with the Scan module
Reprocessing a scene due to unrecoverable paint errors

The Vectorize queue displays all the drawings that the system is converting to a vector-based format. After the vectorization of a drawing is finished, the completed drawing disappears from the Vectorize queue.

Modifying Entries in the Vectorize Queue

When you have a list of entries in your queue, you can modify them in one of the following ways:

Click the Change State to Pending button to change the status of the selected entries in the queue from Processing to Pending. After a job becomes Pending, the next available machine will process the entry.

If you want to remove the entry from the queue, select the Pending entry and click Delete. If the entry is processing, you can delete the entry from the queue but the processing will not stop until it is completed.

You can only modify an entry in the queue while it is pending (check the State column in the queue list). You cannot modify a job that is being processed.

Click the Change Priority button to change the selected drawings' processing priority in the queue. When the New Priority dialog box appears, increase or decrease the drawing's priority.
Click the Delete button to delete the selected drawings from the queue. When you remove a drawing from the queue, the request is cancelled only.