AutoCAD Raster Design training
AutoCAD Raster Design Essentials training

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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 Essentials 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 Essentials training is available on-request only, i.e. one-to-one training or a ‘closed’ course for your group. We don’t currently offer scheduled (public) AutoCAD Raster Design courses.

We can host the training at one of our centres, or your venue anywhere in the UK.

The training can be tailored to take into account any existing knowledge you have, and the work you’re going to be doing in AutoCAD Raster Design.

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.

Training guide and certificate

Course delegates receive an e-certificate confirming successful completion of an accredited AutoCAD Raster Design training course. This is emailed to delegates directly from Autodesk. 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 bank transfer or card.

We accept purchase orders from UK-registered companies.

If you’re self-funding your training, you can pay in staged payments, interest-free, over 12 months.

For further details, see training course payment options.


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Cancellations and postponements

If an on-request AutoCAD Raster Design Essentials 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 Essentials 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

3D Visuals and Design Trainer Rod Cleasby

AutoCAD Raster Design courses are hosted by Rod Cleasby.

Rod has over 20 years’ experience working in architecture, interior design and the production of rendered images and animations.

He is an expert user of a wide range of CAD and related tools and technologies, including 3ds Max, AutoCAD, Photoshop, and a wide range of associated renderers such as V-Ray, Arnold, ART and LightUp. Rod is a long-established Autodesk-Certified Instructor.

Away from training and CAD Work, Rod is an accomplished artist and musician.


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


Remote training is available for our most popular courses. For a limited time, we’re offering discounts off the usual course price. See Remote training.