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Importing CorelDraw files into the Designer Software

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woodchipsltd

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One and all,

There are a lot of folks out there in the various awards and presentation fields that use CorelDraw for their work. For the folks with laser engravers, CorelDraw is all they can use to "speak" to their lasers with.

I've reviewed a number of the various videos and tutorials on the Designer software posted here, all of which are extremely informative, well done, and a necessity for every new person to the CW machine to review to better and faster learn the Designer software.

While reviewing one of these fine videos, where the individual was demonstrating how to emulate a logo in Designer, it struck me that there are various functions within CorelDraw that do this same function somewhat easier and quicker. So even though the individual in this video did a super job with the Designer software and explaining how to do it so that even I could understand it, I was just wondering if a few of the steps that this individual used in Designer could be eliminated using Corel and then have that Corel file imported direclty into the Designer software for use on the CW.

There is a ton of Corel files out there, especially in the laser engraving world, that could adapt themselves very nicely to the CW if those files can be imported directly into Designer.

Have any of you "pros" out there considered and or done this before?

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I do not have Corel software but I do know that there are a lot of guys/gals that do use it to edit and create patterns for the CW. I have seen some real good designs made with it.

I think if one was using Corel to make designs for the CW it would be of benefit to have the CW pattern editor software. After importing the design into the editor you can final adjustments to improve the carvability before making it a pattern.

Maybe some of the "PROS" will add their comments and wisdom


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3 Importing Corel files to Designer on Tue Oct 27, 2009 3:18 am

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FW,

I sincerely hope you are right. Never thought about using pattern editor. I have that loaded in Designer, I think anyway. Will check it out. But I'm not sure I totally understand what you are referring to when you say "tweak" it a little to work better with the CW. Can you clarify that for me?

I've had a couple of laser engraver friends that have looked at the CW and its Designer software once I mentioned the CW to them. After checking it out themselves they said that the Designer software appears to have some of the same characteristics as Corel. I wonder if LHR "borrowed" some of their software from Corel maybe?

Regardless, I'm very interested in seeing if this file migration can happen and would most definitely appreciate hearing from other CW users who might have tried this on their own.

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Dave,

By tweaking in pattern editor(software that comes with the probe) I was thinking of being able to make adjustments light height, trim edges, adjust pattern size and etc.

Not being familiar with Corel I can not speak directly about the characteristics being similar to designer. I use paint.net as my editor before taking my project into pattern editor and it has similar
tools as editor. I think this is true of most image software features. I am sure Corel has more bells and whistles based on what one has to pay for it.

woodchipsltd wrote:FW,

I sincerely hope you are right. Never thought about using pattern editor. I have that loaded in Designer, I think anyway. Will check it out. But I'm not sure I totally understand what you are referring to when you say "tweak" it a little to work better with the CW. Can you clarify that for me?

I've had a couple of laser engraver friends that have looked at the CW and its Designer software once I mentioned the CW to them. After checking it out themselves they said that the Designer software appears to have some of the same characteristics as Corel. I wonder if LHR "borrowed" some of their software from Corel maybe?

Regardless, I'm very interested in seeing if this file migration can happen and would most definitely appreciate hearing from other CW users who might have tried this on their own.

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