Raster Design has been around awhile, but this year it was added to Infrastructure Design Suite. I’m really happy with everything we added to the suite this year, but I think Raster Design is one of those workhorse tools that quietly adds a lot of value.
Everyone I know who uses Raster Design has a few favorite workflows. Over the next few days, I’ll share some of mine. I’d love to hear yours.
Pasting Together Tiled Orthophotos
It always happens. You’re working on a site design or a road project and the information you need crosses tiny bits of about 9 high resolution orthophotos.
Insert the images so that they tile together, then use the Merge Images command to merge all of the images into one.
Note that the tool adds the images you choose to a destination image, so you’ll want to use the Save Image tool to prevent overwriting your originals. Or, change the Prompt Options.
If you work with tiled images a lot, you might like this old post about using the Map 3D Query tool to transform a bunch of images at once: Transforming Images from One Coordinate System to Another.
James will touch on another one of my favorite uses for Raster Design in our upcoming CE News webcast on June 28, 2012 called: Planning and Environmental Assessment with BIM for Infrastructure