AutoCAD Raster Design training
AutoCAD Raster Design training

1 day
In centre:
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Live online:
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Key details

Key details

AutoCAD Raster Design training course teaching how to convert images into objects you can work on in AutoCAD.

The AutoCAD Raster Design toolset lets you convert raster images, such as scanned drawings, aerial photos, maps, plans and satellite imagery, into vectorised DWG objects, extending their value.

Our AutoCAD Raster Design course teaches the key techniques, including the use of tools for ‘cleaning up’ and enhancing the images. Sessions include:

  • Inserting and creating images.
  • Saving and exporting images.
  • Correlating and rubbersheeting images.
  • Enhancing the appearance of images.
  • Editing images.
  • Raster-to-vector conversion.

AutoCAD Raster Design training is arranged on-request, i.e. one-to-one training or a ‘closed course’ for your group. Your training can be tailored to take into account any existing knowledge you have, and the work you’re going to be doing.

In-class or online

This course is available in-class at eight centres or live online.

Accredited AutoCAD Raster Design training

Armada is an Autodesk authorised Training Centre (ATC), and our AutoCAD Raster Design training courses are accredited by Autodesk.

Expert trainer

AutoCAD Raster Design courses are hosted by Rod Cleasby, a highly experienced Autodesk Certified Instructor.

How will I learn?

AutoCAD Raster Design training is hands-on and practical.

Our trainers teach the necessary theory then demonstrate techniques step-by-step. You then practice the techniques taught on a computer running AutoCAD Raster Design.

There is plenty of time to ask questions, and you can take away all the files you create.

AutoCAD Raster Design training guide and certificate

Course delegates receive an e-certificate confirming successful completion of an accredited AutoCAD Raster Design training course. Click here to see an example of the certificate you receive.

We don’t provide a training guide for this course; we recommend that delegates take their own notes.

After course support

Following AutoCAD Raster Design training, delegates are entitled to 30 days’ email support from their AutoCAD Raster Design trainer to help with any post-course issues. For further details, see Support.


A basic working knowledge of AutoCAD is recommended but not essential.

AutoCAD Raster Design version

Training can be based on any version of AutoCAD Raster Design to suit you.

General information

General information

Course times

Standard course times are 9.30am–4.30pm.

As we’d be hosting this as a ‘closed course’ for you/your group, there’s usually flexibility to change these times to suit you, e.g. start or end 30 minutes earlier or later.


Payment for AutoCAD Raster Design training can be made by:

  • Bank transfer. Please call 01527 834783 for our bank details.
  • Card. All major credit and debit cards accepted. Payment can be made securely online or over the phone. Card payments are processed by Stripe. Armada doesn’t record or store your card details.

Purchase orders

We accept purchase orders from UK-registered companies and public sector organisations.


See Accommodation local to our training centres.

Cancellations and postponements

If an on-request AutoCAD Raster Design course booking is cancelled giving less than 20 working days’ notice, a cancellation fee is payable. View cancellation terms.

If an on-request AutoCAD Raster Design course booking is postponed giving less than 20 working days’ notice, a postponement fee is payable. View postponement terms.

Terms and conditions

Training course bookings are subject to our terms and conditions.


Expert trainer

Expert trainer

Rod Cleasby

Rod Cleasby Autodesk Certified Instructor

Rod has over 25 years’ experience working as a designer, visualisation expert and artist. His specialist areas include architecture, interior design and the production of photorealistic 3d virtual environments. 

AutoCAD, 3ds Max and SketchUp have been the mainstay of Rod’s professional work for 20 years. He is also an expert in various related tools and technologies, including Photoshop, and he has expert knowledge of a wide range of renderers, including V-Ray, ART, Arnold and LightUp.

Rod has extensive experience training experience. He has worked as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Westminster on their Computer Visualisation course, and he is a long-established Autodesk Certified Instructor.

Away from his professional work, Rod is an accomplished artist and musician, and a prolific writer of novels, novella, poetry and prose.

Course content

Course content

Inserting and creating images

  • Creating a new image
  • Inserting images
  • Using the Image Management option in Toolspace
  • Masking images

Saving and exporting images

  • Merging images
  • Saving images
  • Exporting images

Correlating and rubbersheeting images

  • Correlating scanned drawings
  • Rubbersheeting images

Enhancing the appearance of images

  • Using the Editing Filters
  • Using the Bitonal filters
  • Using the Convolve filters
  • Working with the Histogram
  • Controlling the colours with the Palette Manager

Editing images

  • Removing defects from an image with Editing Filters
  • Editing images using Raster Entity Manipulation
  • Merging vectors into raster images

Raster-to-vector conversion

  • Using vectorisation tools for Interactive Conversion
  • Using vectorisation line following tools
  • Converting text


Live online training

Live online training

Online training lets you participate in a live AutoCAD Raster Design course from your place of work or home.

We do everything possible to make your online training experience as close as possible to actually being in the classroom. You can:

  • See and hear our trainer, and the other delegates participating in the course…
    Live online training - see your trainer and the other course delegates
  • Watch our trainer demonstrate techniques in AutoCAD Raster Design.
  • Interact by speaking, or using chat.
  • Share your screen with our trainer, and allow them to take control to explain something.

Like our in-class courses, online AutoCAD Raster Design courses…

  • Are presented by Autodesk Certified Instructors.
  • Give you plenty of opportunity to carry out assisted, practical exercises using AutoCAD Raster Design.
  • Offer 30 days’ email support from your trainer.

All you need is an Internet-connected computer with…

  • AutoCAD Raster Design installed. If you don’t have a current subscription to AutoCAD Raster Design, you’re entitled to a 30-day trial that’s ideal for participating in training. We’ll send you a link to this. If you’ve already used your trial, we can lend you a license for the duration of your course.
  • A webcam and audio capability. If your computer running AutoCAD Raster Design doesn’t have these, you can use a second device, such as another computer or tablet. See Hardware recommendations for live online training for further details.

If there’s anything you’re not sure about we’ll do our best to help you. We won’t be able to assist with your AutoCAD Raster Design installation, but we can provide details for Autodesk support who’ll be able to help you with this.

We provide everything else…

  • Links to download the files, resources, etc. you’ll use in your course.
  • A training guide. For most courses, you can choose from a printed copy that we post to you, or a PDF.

In the week before your course, we’ll send you an email containing everything you need to prepare for and participate in the training. Then, a couple of days before your course, we’ll give you a courtesy call to make sure you have everything in place and answer any questions you may have.

Please note that we are not able to record scheduled online courses for privacy reasons.

When you attend live online training, you’re participating in a real course, hosted by a real trainer, in real time