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AutoCAD Raster Design Video Training

Useful and Essential Civil Training from Raster Design Experts and Consultants

    Civil 3D experts and consultants produce a wide range of Raster Design specific video content. This pages features videos about various Raster Design features tasks in Civil 3D and AutoCAD apps.
    These may range from the very basic to advanced topics.

    Please visit included links to the original postings. Those may contain details not included here for the sake of brevity.

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     Extract Text from a Scanned Image

    Use Raster Design OCR to Extract Text from a Scan


    Using Raster Design to Extract Text from a Scanned Image


    Jeff Bartels of Autodesk covers the AutoCAD Raster Design OCR Text conversion of a legal description from a scan image.
    From the Jeff's YouTube Channel.
    and the Civil Imersion blog.

    Covered are the basics of greyscale to bitonal image type conversion in Raster Design.
    Jeff demos some of the "Conversion with your Brain Engaged" tools that are so useful in and about Raster Design.
    If you have a newer version of Microsoft Office (there are other apps) the spoken check at the end is more the useful fun too.

     Clean Up a Bitonal Image of a Scanned Detail

    Use Raster Design to Clean Up a Detail Scan


    Clean Up a Bitonal Image of a Scanned Detail


    Jeff Bartels of Autodesk covers the quick and the dead (basic but effective) of AutoCAD Raster Design cleanup of a scanned detail.
    From the Civil Imersion blog.

    I used to call Raster Design - "The Long Goodbye to the Sticky Back". A lot of drafting folks might remember those. Yuck!
    Important but not said...if the image is a greyscale tif (your file type may vary) you must first convert it to bitonal. Easy in Raster Design.

     Raster Image Export

    Use Raster Design to Export an Image with a World File


    Spot On Raster Image Export in Civil 3D

    A video from a Jeff Bartel's YouTube channel see the Autodesk Civil Immersion blog.
    See the linked blog post above.


    If you employ imagery, this video is a must see.
    Jeff does good job of showing how to export out and preserve the insert details here.