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Autodesk Raster Design for Manufacturing Professionals
What Is Autodesk Raster Design?
Autodesk® Raster Design is the industry-leading software for working with and cleaning up
raster data. With Autodesk Raster Design, users in any industry can clean up and reuse
existing drawings, photographs, scans, and maps in the familiar AutoCAD® environment.
You can also choose to convert raster data to vector-based data for easier manipulation in
the AutoCAD environment. Raster Design can be used with AutoCAD-based products such
as Autodesk® Mechanical Desktop®, Autodesk® Architectural Desktop, Autodesk® Land
Desktop, and Autodesk Map™ software applications so that data crucial to those disciplines
can be manipulated directly in industry-specific environments.
Businesses with existing designs and data in hard copy or digital format can use Autodesk
Raster Design to effectively modify or convert data to vector format, eliminating the need to
re-create designs from scratch.
Using Autodesk Raster Design
Getting started in Autodesk Raster Design is as simple as selecting your raster data and
inserting it into a new or existing drawing file. You can work with several different types of
images, such as color, black and
white, or grayscale, in formats
such as TIFF, BMP, CALS, and
JPEG as well as many others (see
the Autodesk Raster Design
documentation for a complete list
of supported formats). You can
insert single or multiple images
into a drawing. Once inserted,
these images become objects in
the drawing and an automatic link
is created between the AutoCAD
DWG and the original image.
In most cases, it is not necessary
to convert raster data to vector
format. You may simply need to
clean up an image to make the
raster data more presentable or usable. Autodesk Raster Design offers tools to adjust the
appearance of an image. Is a scanned image too bright or too dark? Are shadows too dark
while the rest of the image is re