I have problem when I open some dxf format from autocad.
For each line in autocad in coreldraw I have about 10 lines. How to clean drawing?
Wow, tool works great!
Only problem is when objects are combined (which is in my case) so I must do "break curve appart" for each object. Can You add this function?
Yes, but how can I select all objects and then break appart?
The option break appart is disabled if there is any object in selection without combined objects!
Works fine but problem might be phaze COMBINE who join two lines in one... so drawing might be edited.
I'm not sure is it secure?
Just be sure to do your experimenting on a copy of your file... so if all goes sideways you can easily start over.
comin' atcha from up on the hill in Abbotsford, BC CANADA
I draw jig saw puzzles in CorelDRAW and each piece overlaps adjoining pieces on all four sides and are connected at multiple nodes. When sending to the laser for cutting, each side of each piece gets cut twice due to the overlapping lines. I was hoping the RemoveUnderlyingDups and NodeClean macro would help take these overlapping lines and create either individual horizontal and vertical line segments from the connected nodes so the laser would make one continuous cut rather than duplicating all the cuts. However, after running the macros, even on a small portion of the puzzle, I didn't get any results. I combined then broke apart as mentioned and still no joy. The only way I have been able to create separate line segments is to cut apart at the nodes and delete individual line segments... on 1250 pieces, with four sides and all sides overlapping, that's 10,000 separate edits... needless to say, duplicate cutting by the laser is faster.
Ideally, being able to create continuous horizontal and vertical lines based on corner node connections, would be the best. At that point, I could cut a 1250 piece puzzle with just 50 continuous horizontal lines and 100 vertical lines.Regards,Dave
Dave, I don't know if this will help but one of the options in this jigsaw puzzle macro automatically removes overlaps
I had looked over his site earlier and wanted to see if CorelDRAW had any steps to fix existing vectors.
What I ended up doing, was isolating the dozen or so unique puzzle pieces that comprise the puzzle. I took the one piece that seemed to be the one that all the other pieces were built from and broke it into four individual sides. I took one side and used it as the "master" side and built the other three sides. This ensured that the sides were identical when it came time to flip them. I then built the remaining pieces by flipping each puzzle side either in or out.
From there, I am rebuilding the puzzle starting at one corner and adding individual sides either horizontally or vertically. By doing this, I eliminate any overlapping vectors and everything matches up exactly.
I went this route so I could save all the work that was done to date. However, I will be downloading Alex's macro as it will quickly give me more flexibility and randomness than I can get manually.
Thanks for taking the time to reply.