AutoCAD Raster Design Training Series

Autodesk Raster Design 2014

With Multimedia Training CDs from AGT


Learn how to work with aerials, scanned contour maps and more right inside of AutoCAD.


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This powerful add-on allows you to insert and edit images such as aerials or scanned paper documents in your AutoCAD drawings. Rubbersheeting routines allow you to transform the images accurately to match real-world coordinates. In addition, images can be edited and can also be converted into lines, arcs, polylines and text. You can even convert contour lines from an image into polylines for use in your drawing.


The lessons in this series will introduce you to each of the routines and settings of Raster Design and show you what they do and how to use them.


Insert Aerial Photographs into your drawing

With Raster Design, you can insert aerial photographs into your drawing and overlay your linework on top of them.


Touch-up images without leaving AutoCAD

With Raster Design, you can adjust the colors of an image, sharpen or soften an image, and even clean up stray clutter, without ever leaving AutoCAD.


Trace Contours and Polylines

Scan and insert a topo, then let Raster Design follow along each contour line and convert it to an AutoCAD Polyline.


Learning Made Easy!

Each lesson is presented as a movie that runs on your computer. Watch AutoCAD being put through its paces as the instructor teaches you how to use Raster Design. Its just like having the instructor sitting at your computer while you're watching over his shoulder!


Lesson Outline

  • Raster Design
    • Introduction
    • Raster and vector data
    • Raster image types
    • Options and settings
  • Inserting and saving
    • Inserting images
    • Importing correlated images (ie: images that have coordinate information)
    • Saving and exporting
  • Correlating Images
    • Aligning and positioning an image to the drawings coordinate system
    • The Match command
    • Rubbersheeting
    • Displace and Scale commands
  • Editing Images
    • Touchup tools
    • Deskew
    • Despeckle
    • Adjusting bias
    • Rub and remove
    • Raster under Vector
    • Cropping tools
    • Process commands
  • Raster Entity Manipulation
    • Overview
    • The Region object
    • Enhanced regions
    • Primitives
    • Other REM commands



  • Raster to Vector
    • Snapping options
    • Vectorizing a line
    • Polylines, arcs and circles
    • Removal methods
    • Vectorizing contours
    • Vectorizing text
    • Text recognition tools
    • Text in tables
  • Review
    • Review of Raster Design

Requirements: Pentium or faster computer, 1280 x 960 or higher video resolution, sound card and speakers, CD-ROM drive, 256 MB RAM. Windows XP and above for most versions. Macromedia flash player 5.0 or higher.


Basic installation requires 10 MB hard drive space. Additional hard drive space is required if you choose to store the lesson files on your hard drive instead of running them from the CD-ROM. Note that lesson files can be stored on a network hard drive and shared among other registered users of the product. (A separate copy must be purchased for each computer that you wish to run the software on.)