Bentley Descartes CONNECT Edition

Designed for users who want to incorporate and manipulate raster imagery in their drawings. Bentley Descartes is included automatically with the installation of civil applications such as OpenRoads Designer, and OpenSite Designer. This training covers tools and options available in Raster Manager as well as the raster editing and manipulation tools installed by Bentley Descartes. This includes the tools for image enhancement, warping and cropping images, as well as raster to vector conversions. A training book is provided when you attend any of our class formats.


Madison, WI
16 Hour Class

Currently, there are no open enrollment classes scheduled. Contact us to schedule an online or onsite training.

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Software Licenses and Hardware

Students are responsible for providing software licenses when attending any of EnvisionCAD’s open enrollment classes. Students who provide their own hardware are offered a $250 discount on registration fees.

Cancellation Policy for Open Enrollment Courses

  1. Substitutions of attendees may be made at any time.
  2. Cancellation requests must be received in writing, by email or fax. You are responsible for ensuring that EnvisionCAD receives your written request. EnvisionCAD will reply with a written acknowledgement.
  3. Attendees must cancel more than 15 business days prior to the course date to receive a full refund.
  4. Cancellations made 6 to 14 business days prior to the course date will result in forfeiture of 50% of the course fee.
  5. Cancellations made 3 to 5 business days prior to the course date will result in forfeiture of 75% of the course fee.
  6. Cancellations made 2 or less business days prior to the course date, or failure to appear for the course, will result in forfeiture of the entire course fee.
  7. EnvisionCAD reserves the right to cancel or reschedule open enrollment courses at any time. If we cancel or reschedule a course due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, you are entitled to a full refund. But EnvisionCAD is not responsible for travel arrangements, travel fees, or any expenses incurred by you as a result of such cancellation. In the event we cancel a course in which you are enrolled, you will be contacted via email and/or phone using the information you provided when you registered. Please be sure to provide up to date contact information.


12 chapters | 224 pages View topics covered

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We do not currently offer this as an instructor-led training class. Please see the “Book” tab for self-paced learning options.

We do not currently offer this as an instructor-led training class. Please see the “Book” tab for self-paced learning options.


  • Raster Data Overview: Vector Data Review, Raster Data, Raster Terminology, Encoding Compression Schemes, Common Raster File Types, Scanning, Resolution, File Conversions, Single File, Batch Convert
  • Raster Manager Basics: Raster Manager Dialog, Raster Manager Toolbox, Show Reference Hierarchy, Flat Mode, New, Attach, Reload, Raster Selection, Clip, Modify Clip, Transform, Move, Scale, Rotate, Mirror, Fit to View, Actual Resolution , (1:1)Contrast, /BrightnessDisplay Planes, Raster Manager Preferences
  • Bentley Descartes Basics: Descartes Additions to Raster Manager, Descartes Workflow and Ribbon Additions, Descartes User Preferences, WorkSpace Configuration Variables, Raster Manager Variables, Descartes Variables, Upgrading Legacy I/Ras B Raster Attachments
  • Image Display: Raster Manager Image Display, Invert Display, Display Planes, Descartes Raster Display Toolbox, Bring to Front, Send to Back, Fit to View, Align View to Raster, Actual Resolution (1:1), Contrast/Brightness, Binary Image Display, Enhance Binary, Foreground/Background Color, Swap Colors, Swap Foreground/Background Colors, Non-Binary Image Display, Tint, Transparency, Image Attributes
  • Image Transforms: Raster Manager Transform Tools, Move, Scale, Rotate, Anchor Point, Mirror, Warp, Clip, Descartes Transform Tools, Square, Crop, Resize Canvas
  • Local Transforms: Local Transform Toolbox, Local Copy, Local Move, Local Scale, Local Rotate, Local Mirror, Local Warp, Cover Up Area, Clone Area
  • Enhance Image: Enhance Image Toolbox, Histogram, Contrast Stretch, Density Slicing, Blur, Sharpen, Smooth, Detail, Edge Enhance, Find Edges, Color Table
  • Image Editing: Color Masks, Touch-up Tools, Paint, Erase, Cleanup, Flood, Cut/Copy/Paste, Dynamic Raster Snap
  • Combining Images: Edit Menu, Merge, Square, Crop, Corridor, Combine Images, Tools Menu, Mosaic
  • Image Registration: Register Toolbox, Place Control Points, Move Control Points, Delete Control Points, Register Dialog, Dynamic Warping, Resample Image, Copy Vector, Move Vector
  • Rasterizing Vector Data: Rasterize Toolbox, Stamp Vector, Match Line Mapping Settings, Line Mapping Settings, Edit Menu, Merge
  • Vectorizing Raster Data: Vectorize Toolbox, Place Element, Continue Element, Insert Element, Covert Line, Covert Area , Covert All Connected Lines , Covert Contour Lines , Covert Circle, Generalize Vector, Nodes, Place Nodes, Move Nodes, Delete Nodes