Tutorials

Working with .dxf files with Smart Fill Tool

Posted By Adrian

Working with .dxf files with Smart Fill Tool is essential to working efficiently and quickly within Corel Draw X7.

This tool allows you to create a new object from the overlapping lines of a .dxf file. A customer or engineer might provide you with a .dxf file to use for both engraving and cutting. These files typically do not have closed paths and when using these files with a Trotec laser engraver can result in the laser jumping around the job cutting / engraving small portions of the total job.

This is obviously not ideal and can cause job times to be longer than necessary. The tool that can be used to fix this issue is called the Smart Fill Tool. We will see how to use this tool below.

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Corel Draw – Virtual Segment Delete Tool

Posted By Adrian

In this tutorial you will learn how and when to use the Corel Draw – Virtual Segment Delete Tool. This tool is used when you need to delete specific sections of your artwork.

Below you will see how this tool can be used and why it is an important tool, that promises to increase your productivity and lower artwork design time.

There are other tools in Corel Draw’s arsenal that will do a similar process to the Virtual Segment Delete Tool.  But these tools do require quite a bit of effort to get right and are not as precise as the Virtual Segment Delete Tool.

The Virtual Segment Delete Tool can be used in a few select situations which will really increase your productivity by lowering your design time; these are listed below.

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How to Vectorize Text – CorelDraw

Posted By Adrian

In this tutorial we will learn how to vectorize text using CorelDraw for use with a Trotec laser engraving machine.

There are many reasons why you might want to vectorize text for your artwork, some might include:

  • Keeping the resolution of the text constant as its size increases.
  • Changing the appearance of the font.
  • Allow you to connect letters together.
  • Create a quick stencil from readily available fonts.

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