Bentley Descartes

Designed for users who want to incorporate and manipulate raster imagery in their drawings, 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. Bentley Descartes is included automatically with the installation of civil applications such as OpenRoads Designer, and OpenSite Designer.  A training book is provided when you attend any of our class formats.

Madison, WI
16 Hour Class

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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.


  • Raster Data Overview:
    • Vector Data Review
    • Raster Data and Terminology
    • Encoding Compression Schemes
    • Common Raster File Types, Scanning, Resolution, File Conversions, Single File, and Batch Convert
  • Raster Manager Basics:
    • Raster Manager Dialog and Toolbox
    • Show Reference Hierarchy
    • 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, and Display Planes
    • Descartes Raster Display Toolbox
  • Image Transforms:
    • Raster Manager Transform Tools
    • Descartes Transform Tools
  • Local Transforms:
    • Local Transform Toolbox
  • Enhance Image:
    • Enhance Image Toolbox
  • Image Editing and Combining Images:
    • Color Masks, Touch-up Tools, Paint, Erase, Cleanup, Flood, Cut/Copy/Paste, and Dynamic Raster Snap
    • Edit Menu, Merge, Square, Crop, Corridor, Combine Images, Tools Menu, and Mosaic
  • Image Registration:
    • Register Toolbox
    • Place, Move, and Delete Control Points
    • Register Dialog
    • Dynamic Warping
    • Resample Image
    • Copy Vector and 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, Continue, and Insert Element
    • Covert Line, Covert Area, Covert All Connected Lines, Covert Contour Lines, and Covert Circle
    • Generalize Vector
    • Nodes, Place Nodes, Move Nodes, and Delete Nodes